ARBITRAGEarbitrage (ahr-b[schwa]-trahzh), n. The simultaneous buying and selling of identical securities in different markets, with the hope of profiting from the price difference in those markets.
¡ª Also termed space arbitrage. [Cases: Securities Regulation 53.17(4). C.J.S. Securities Regulation ¡ì 153.] ¡ª arbitrager (ahr-b[schwa]-trazh-[schwa]r), arbitrageur (ahr-b[schwa]-trah-zh[schwa]r), n.
covered-interest arbitrage. The simultaneous investment in a currency and execution of spotand forward-rate foreign-exchange contracts to take advantage of exchange-rate and interest-rate differentials between currencies without assuming foreign-exchange risk.
currency arbitrage. The simultaneous purchase of a currency in one market and sale of it in another to take advantage of differences or fluctuations in exchange rates.
kind arbitrage. Purchase of a security that, having no restriction other than the payment of money, is exchangeable or convertible within a reasonable time to a second security, with a simultaneous offsetting sale of the second security.
¡ª Also termed convertible arbitrage.
risk arbitrage. Arbitrage of assets that are probably, but not necessarily, equivalent; esp., arbitrage of corporate stock in a potential merger or takeover, whereby the target company’s stock is bought and the acquiring company’s stock is sold simultaneously.
time arbitrage. Purchase of a commodity against a present sale of the identical commodity for a future delivery; esp., the simultaneous buying and selling of securities for immediate delivery and future delivery, with the hope of profiting from the difference in prices.
What is the legal equivalence of ARBITRAGE in Chinese?