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What is Arbitrage (trade, finance)
Arbitrage in the world of trade and business denotes business activities aiming at the sale and purchase of assets on different markets (in different locations and time zones) while taking advantage of the differences in prices.

Arbitrage in the world of trade and business denotes business activities aiming at the sale and purchase of assets on different markets (in different locations and time zones) while taking advantage of the differences in prices. Profits are made thanks to the differences on prices in different markets and with minimal risks.

Arbitrage in practice: This business practice finds its application in many different sectors, but most often occurs in trading on financial markets, especially on the stock market where traders take advantage of the different prices of financial assets, in sports betting or on the labor market (where employers take advantage of the different labor costs in different countries).

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Last update: 16.08.2016

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