arbitrageur


arbitrageur
An individual or broker who engages in arbitrage. American Banker Glossary
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One who profits from the differences in price when the same, or extremely similar, security, currency, or commodity is traded on two or more markets. The arbitrageur profits by simultaneously purchasing and selling these securities to take advantage of pricing differentials (spreads) created by market conditions. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
See: risk arbitrage, convertible arbitrage, index arbitrage, and international arbitrage. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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An investor who trades in the markets with the intention of making riskless, guaranteed profits by exploiting market inefficiencies. For example, if the same index contract is traded in two different exchanges, it should trade at the same price in both exchanges. If the prices are not the same, an arbitrageur will buy at the cheaper price and immediately sell at the more expensive price in the other market, making a guaranteed profit. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

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arbitrageur ar‧bi‧tra‧geur [ˌɑːbtrɑːˈʒɜː ǁ ˌɑːrbtrɑːˈʒɜːr] also ar‧bi‧tra‧ger [ˈɑːbtrɑːʒə ǁ ˈɑːrbtrɑːʒər] especially AmE noun [countable]
FINANCE a person or organization whose job is arbitrage; = ARB:

• The company's shares rose as investors and arbitrageurs bought in anticipation of a takeover bid.

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arbitrageur UK US (also arbitrager) /ˌɑːbɪtrɑːˈʒɜːr/ US  /ˈɑːrbɪtrɑːʒɚ/ noun [C] (also arb) FINANCE
someone who buys something, such as shares or currency, in one place and sells them in another where they can get a higher price at the same time: »

Traders said that overseas arbitrageurs were buying the stock in London in the hope of selling it at a profit in Johannesburg.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • arbitrageur — n. someone who engages in {arbitrage}; i. e. one who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential. Syn: arb, arbitrager. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • arbitrageur — ar·bi·tra·geur /ˌär bə ˌträ zhər/ or ar·bi·trag·er / är bə ˌträ zhər/ n: one that practices arbitrage Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. arbitrageur …   Law dictionary

  • arbitrageur — [är′bə träzh΄ər] n. 〚Fr〛 a person who engages in arbitrage: also sp. arbitrager * * * ar·bi·tra·geur (är bĭ trä zhûrʹ) also ar·bi·tra·ger (ärʹbĭ trä zhər) n. One that engages in arbitrage.   [French, from arbitrage …   Universalium

  • arbitrageur — [är′bə träzh΄ər] n. [Fr] a person who engages in arbitrage: also sp. arbitrager …   English World dictionary

  • Arbitrageur — Der Arbitrageur (auch Arbitrage Unternehmer) ist ein Marktteilnehmer, der Bewertungsunterschiede zwischen (regional oder zeitlich) auseinanderfallenden Märkten entdeckt. Er eliminiert diese durch Arbitrage Handel (bei zeitlich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • arbitrageur — or arbitrager noun Etymology: French arbitrageur, from arbitrage Date: 1870 one that practices arbitrage …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Arbitrageur — A type of investor who attempts to profit from price inefficiencies in the market by making simultaneous trades that offset each other and capturing risk free profits. An arbitrageur would, for example, seek out price discrepancies between stocks …   Investment dictionary

  • arbitrageur — noun /ˈɑː(r)bɪtrɑˈʒɝ(r)/ One who engages in arbitrage, such as a financial broker or an investment bank …   Wiktionary

  • arbitrageur — see arbitrager …   English dictionary

  • arbitrageur — n. one who practices arbitrage, one who practices arbitrage, one who purchases and sells commodities or financial instruments in various markets to profit from unequal prices without risk (Finance) …   English contemporary dictionary