Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (finance) A market activity in which a security, commodity, currency or other tradable item is bought in one market and sold simultaneously in another, in order to profit from price differences between the markets.
- (archaic) arbitration
- arbitrage in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- arbitrage in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- (intransitive, finance) To employ arbitrage
1961, Maurece Schiller, Fortunes in Special Situations in the Stock Market, page iv:
- He has arbitraged by purchasing in one market and simultaneously selling the same or similar merchandise in another market.
- (transitive, finance) To engage in arbitrage in, between, or among
2001, Frederic S. Mishkin, Prudential Supervision: What Works and what Doesn't, page 98:
- Indeed, as banks become more adept at internal risk classifications, their incentives to arbitrage economic and regulatory capital can only increase
arbitrage f (plural arbitrages)
arbitrage m (plural arbitrages)