Also found in:ThesaurusLegalFinancialEncyclopedia.The simultaneous purchase and sale of equivalent assets or of the same asset in multiple markets in order to exploit a temporary discrepancy in prices.the purchase of currencies, securities, or commodities in one market for immediate resale in others in order to profit from unequal prices

the simultaneous sale of a security or commodity in different markets to profit from unequal prices.

the business of buying and selling securities, curreneies, and commodities on an international scale so as to take advantage of differences in rates of exchange and prices.

A situation in which it is possible to buy an asset in one market and then sell it immediately in another market at a higher price.

– a kind of hedged investment meant to capture slight differences in price; when there is a difference in the price of something on two different markets the arbitrageur simultaneously buys at the lower price and sells at the higher price

risk arbitragetakeover arbitrage- arbitrage involving risk; as in the simultaneous purchase of stock in a target company and sale of stock in its potential acquirer; if the takeover fails the arbitrageur may lose a great deal of money

investinginvestment- the act of investing; laying out money or capital in an enterprise with the expectation of profit

commercecommercialismmercantilism- transactions (sales and purchases) having the objective of supplying commodities (goods and services)

merchandisetrade- engage in the trade of; he is merchandising telephone sets


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