ARB. Trading

Arbitrage

DEFINITION OF ‘ARBITRAGE’

The simultaneous purchase and sale of an asset in order to profit from a difference in the price. It is a trade that profits by exploiting price differences of identical or similar financial instruments, on different markets or in different forms. Arbitrage exists as a result of market inefficiencies; it provides a mechanism to ensure prices do not deviate substantially from fair value for long periods of time.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS ‘ARBITRAGE’

Given the advancement in technology it has become extremely difficult to profit from mispricing in the market. Many traders have computerized trading systems set to monitor fluctuations in similar financial instruments. Any inefficient pricing setups are usually acted upon quickly and the opportunity is often eliminated in a matter of seconds.

Arbitrage is a necessary force in the financial marketplace. To understand more of this concept, read Trading The Odds With Arbitrage.

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About Philippe Splingart

ArtMaker Creator of the "Spynacker Green Fund" concept, (The "Green Fund Spynacker" Arbitrage Hedge Fund Method with very low leverage ) The reflexion point is to create an alternative in a changing world. Maintain the achievements and wealth of knowledge, Empower creation to develop an alternative management and to activate and enhance the development elements.
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