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Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 18, 2013-- arbitrage

Posted on 12/18/2013 5:29:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree

Word For The Day, Wednesday, December 18, 2013-- arbitrage

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In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".

arbitrage [ahr-bi-trahzh]

hear it pronounced

1. Noun: Finance. the simultaneous purchase and sale of the same securities, commodities, or foreign exchange in different markets to profit from unequal prices.
2. Verb, used without object: To engage in arbitrage activities

Origin: 1470–80; < Middle French, equivalent to arbitr ( er ) to arbitrate, regulate (< Latin arbitrārī; see arbitrate) + -age -age

Related forms

arbitrageur, noun

From http://www.wallstreetoasis.com

Arbitrage is the technique of investing in two assets (going long one and short the other) and assuming that the prices will converge over time. This is made possible as a result of market inefficiencies, although as technology advances more and more these inefficiencies are likely to be smaller and to be eliminated faster. True arbitrage is meant to be risk-free profit but in reality it very, very rarely is. Due to the fact that any profit from arbitrage is likely to be small, traders and investors will put in vast amounts of money to magnify returns. The most famous example of arbitrage is that of Long Term Capital Management, the quant-based hedge fund which started off selling new US government bonds and buying older ones, and taking the profits as the prices converged. Hedge funds which operate an event driven strategy will often work on the basis of merger arbitrage, i.e., that the stock prices of companies will converge if they complete a merger deal.

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(Full disclaimer: I spent my entire career on Wall Street in an arbitrage department.)

Today’s Fed meeting should go a long way towards determining if they intend to keep interest rates at near-zero levels by buying vast quantities of bonds, or if they will begin to lighten up a bit on the gas pedal, a process that has become known as “tapering.” Whatever their decision, arbitrageurs in banks, brokerage firms and hedge funds will try to capitalize on the information as quickly as possible.

1 posted on 12/18/2013 5:29:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: xsmommy; secret garden; VRWCmember; Slip18; SoothingDave; Texan5; NicknamedBob; ...

Get that homework in, gang!


2 posted on 12/18/2013 5:30:57 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

arbitrage -

a angry emotional reaction in response to weird, strange, random, and unreasonable behavior.

arbit rage.


3 posted on 12/18/2013 5:32:36 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Before the election in 2008
There was an electronic “run on the bank”
Some dismiss it as arbitrage
But I’m saying now it’s sabotage


4 posted on 12/18/2013 5:36:31 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: MrB
A++

gold

You're Number One!

5 posted on 12/18/2013 5:37:07 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

Careful which finger you hold up for “one”!


6 posted on 12/18/2013 5:39:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

On a recent transatlantic flight, a plane
passes through a severe storm. The
turbulence is awful, and things go from bad to worse when one wing is
struck by lightning.
One woman in particular loses it.
Screaming, she stands up in the front of the plane. “I’m
too young to die,” she wails. Then she yells,
Well, if I’m going to die, I want my last minutes
on earth to be memorable! Is there ANYONE
on this plane who can make me feel like a WOMAN?”
For a moment there is silence. Everyone has forgotten
their own peril. They all stared, riveted, at the
desperate woman in the front of the plane.
Then a man stands up in the rear of the plane.
He is gorgeous, tall, built, with
reddish-blond hair and hazel eyes, he starts to walk slowly up the aisle,
unbuttoning his shirt

......one button at a time.

......No one moves.

.......He removes his shirt.

.....Muscles ripple across his chest

......he whispers:

........here, iron this.


7 posted on 12/18/2013 5:41:16 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

That’s an oldie, but a goodie!


8 posted on 12/18/2013 5:42:29 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: NeoCaveman
A+++

silver

Nicely done!

9 posted on 12/18/2013 5:44:56 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Arbitrage, there's a tricky word
to the low info voter, quite absurd
You buy it and sell it
Market forces compel it
The lines they are all getting blurred.
10 posted on 12/18/2013 5:45:05 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

What is your feeling on the Bitcoin?

My thought is now that its on the radar, the opportunity and price explosion, is driven by institutional manipulation.,,

Thoughts?


11 posted on 12/18/2013 5:46:01 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

Nice work.

Sucking up to the teachers style :-)


12 posted on 12/18/2013 5:47:08 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1
bronze

Cute, although it has nothing to do with arbitrage. However, I am pleased that you received the PING today.

13 posted on 12/18/2013 5:47:24 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

A+++
Wow! Really good!!!


14 posted on 12/18/2013 5:48:09 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: hobbes1

The way I heard it, it was Rush and Hillary trapped in an elevator.


15 posted on 12/18/2013 5:49:45 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: hobbes1

I’ve seen the Bitcoin mania and originally thought it was akin to the Tulip Bulb insanity of a few centuries back. Now, I’m not so sure. I am staying as far away from it as I can.


16 posted on 12/18/2013 5:49:52 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: NeoCaveman

I can’t stand it I know you planned it
I’m gonna set it straight, this watergate


17 posted on 12/18/2013 5:50:46 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: hobbes1

That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this word.


18 posted on 12/18/2013 5:52:45 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; hobbes1
I’ve seen the Bitcoin mania and originally thought it was akin to the Tulip Bulb insanity of a few centuries back. Now, I’m not so sure. I am staying as far away from it as I can.

Its' down 50% in the last two days.

Of course now I wish I had bought some in March.

Wouldn't touch it now.

19 posted on 12/18/2013 5:53:47 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

The price explosion happened when Silk Road was exposed,

And that seems seems institutional.

My thing about the BC, was eventually the gov’t would mine the transactions for max value, then kill it.


20 posted on 12/18/2013 5:59:30 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
Wasn't arbitrage the one entitled to the Plame blame?
21 posted on 12/18/2013 6:02:27 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: hobbes1

Yeah boiie.


22 posted on 12/18/2013 6:05:34 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

You say that like you’re surprised?


23 posted on 12/18/2013 6:06:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

A+++
I was wondering where you were going with that.


24 posted on 12/18/2013 6:10:59 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden
You say that like you’re surprised?

I was going for "impressed." I'll have to start using emoticons.

25 posted on 12/18/2013 6:11:59 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: secret garden

My Ava was just diagnosed with telescoping intestines and sent to Rochester ASAP for further care. Scary.


26 posted on 12/18/2013 6:14:40 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: tioga

Yikes, how far away is that? It usually gets fixed with the barium enema they use to diagnose it.


27 posted on 12/18/2013 6:20:10 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: xsmommy

His scumbag boss, should be shot.

Miller did 85 days in prison.

Bothe, She..and Libby lost theor carreers.

He told that asshole Colon Powell, day 2. That MFer did not inform the President, who could have forced Fitzpatrick to reveal the eventual truth, and end the investigation.

That scumbag, Powell, ruined two peoples lives.

Powell, shoukd be asked why in every interview, bc he will then go away.

And the failure to Pardon Libby, is a black on a good man.


28 posted on 12/18/2013 6:23:01 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree
No, please don't. It was my own personal misunderstanding. Oh no, now I've given myself an earworm.
29 posted on 12/18/2013 6:23:14 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

Just checked her FB page. She and Rowan are down with a flu bug, so Daddy is taking Ava to Rochester for treatment....so I guess it didn’t fix it. She was in the hospital for this when she was less than a year old.....they found nothing wrong then.


30 posted on 12/18/2013 6:25:14 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: tioga

not flu bug.....puke bug. And they are talking surgeon and surgery today if needed.


31 posted on 12/18/2013 6:26:19 AM PST by tioga (Wise men still seek Him.)
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To: tioga

Poor baby.


32 posted on 12/18/2013 6:29:55 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

Check your twitter feed...lol

Yes, he is.


33 posted on 12/18/2013 6:31:54 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: tioga

Omg. Sorry to hear that....prayers for you Ti,


34 posted on 12/18/2013 6:32:39 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden
Allow me to upgrade your worm to first class.
35 posted on 12/18/2013 6:35:02 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: hobbes1

LOL!


36 posted on 12/18/2013 6:42:09 AM PST by NeoCaveman (DC, it's Versailles on the Potomac but without the food and culture)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

A womans favorite pick up line.


37 posted on 12/18/2013 6:46:08 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

We just listened to that right after the post! GMTA! I love the guitar and keyboards on Johnny’s version.


38 posted on 12/18/2013 6:49:49 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: hobbes1
that was funny enough that you deserve to see the season's highlight from last night's Hawks game.
39 posted on 12/18/2013 6:51:20 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

They were busy beating us up here last night. I think Kane sold his soul for those mad skills.


40 posted on 12/18/2013 6:54:28 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Dang, we’re both men...but man..I love you...lol


41 posted on 12/18/2013 6:55:52 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden

oh my GOd - I was so busy trying to find the ice cleaner girl video (it was pulled from YouTube early this morn for some unknown reason...) that I forgot to look up Kane’s goal. I heard about it on the radio, but obviously that’s not going to have the same effect - off to find it now....


42 posted on 12/18/2013 6:56:46 AM PST by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; TruthShallSetYouFree; hobbes1; NeoCaveman; SoothingDave

I have a question for the guys in class. Do any of you wear a watch while in pjs, like the onesie ocare brony? There are so many disturbing things about that image and caption.


43 posted on 12/18/2013 6:58:06 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa; mikrofon; xsmommy; SoothingDave
Here you go, hockey fans.
44 posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:37 AM PST by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: secret garden

watc is the first article I strip off.

Besides, I always know in my head what time it is, so the watch is just cosmetic.


45 posted on 12/18/2013 7:01:59 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: tioga

I’ve never heard of telescoping intestines but it does sound scary!


46 posted on 12/18/2013 7:02:12 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree; All

lol

47 posted on 12/18/2013 7:02:51 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

Because Youtube is going corporate.

Much like this thread, the wild west atmosphere.....

Is gone.

I read 3 threads last night, lmao..500,300,300 posts apiece.


48 posted on 12/18/2013 7:10:47 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: secret garden
Do any of you wear a watch while in pjs,

No way. Of course, I rarely wear pjs.

49 posted on 12/18/2013 7:18:26 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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To: TruthShallSetYouFree

I’ll be incommunicado for a few hours. Looks like you are carrying on without me quite well.


50 posted on 12/18/2013 7:19:46 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree ( July 4, 1776: Declaration of Independence. Nov 6, 2012: Declaration of Dependence. R.I.P. America.)
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