Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that engages in arbitrage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who engages in arbitrage, such as a financial broker or an investment bank.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. someone who engages in arbitrage; i. e. one who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as arbitrager.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. someone who engages in arbitrage (who purchases securities in one market for immediate resale in another in the hope of profiting from the price differential)

Etymologies

French, from arbitrage, arbitration; see arbitrage.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • "While my classmates signed up for on-campus 'face-to-faces' with recruiters from Wall Street brokerage firms (becoming an 'arbitrageur' was all the rage then, even among students who as juniors had vowed to spend their lives dancing or composing), I scanned the horizon for another test to take, another contest to compete in."

    Anis Shivani: Does the Ivy League Turn You Into a Moron? Walter Kirn Critiques Princeton in "Lost in the Meritocracy"

  • While my classmates streamed into on-campus interviews with Wall Street brokerage firms (becoming an "arbitrageur" was all the rage then, even among students who as juniors had vowed to spend their lives painting or composing), I cast about for another test to take, another contest to compete in.

    Lost in the Meritocracy

  • "arbitrageur" has amassed a $1.2 million exposure in troubled toll road company BrisConnections for just $1500 ahead of the final $1 instalment due on the units on January

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

  • The other is the Mephistophelean financier and arbitrageur Gordon Gekko, he of the power braces and the shark-like half-smile, half-snarl.

    Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps – review

  • Therefore you should be able to predict--you should predict at the beginning, at any point in time that over the next decade the returns of those markets will be the same because of the efficient market idea or the idea that a arbitrageur between the past and future.

    Transcript: John Bogle

  • So the stock market is a great arbitrageur between the present and the future.

    Transcript: John Bogle

  • To make the kind of profit a normal arbitrageur makes on a 1/4 cent margin, you have to move ridiculous amounts of money, amounts that the market will pay a * lot* of attention to.

    Anti-Finance Bias, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • For the arbitrageur in search of financial information it has become a wonderful world.

    Warren Buffett and the Art of Stock Arbitrage

  • For the uninitiated, I suggested a session with an arbitrageur who was available to demystify the art of the square knot.

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

  • (Bunny) Lasker, a pragmatic and levelheaded arbitrageur (and future chairman of the New York Stock Exchange).

    The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns

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