Definition of Arbitrage

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What is Arbitrage

Arbitrage is a strategy that involves the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same or related securities across two or more markets to benefit from a discrepancy in their price relationship. The existence of arbitrage is due to market inefficiencies.

While the price differences are typically small and short-lived, the returns can be significant when traded in large volumes. Arbitrage is commonly leveraged by hedge funds and other sophisticated investors.

Types of Arbitrage

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