# Questions tagged [arbitrage]

The simultaneous purchase and sale of a financial security in order to profit from the difference in the security price during the trading activity.

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### What exactly are the “bounds” in arbitrage bounds?

Wikipedia’s article on arbitrage bounds is loaded with jargon, and thus requires a lot of prerequisite knowledge to understand what should be a basic definition. What exactly are the “bounds” in ...
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### Arbitrage optimal size model that accounts for slippage given a specific path?

I'm interested in any model that helps calculating the optimal size to maximize PnL given the liquidity of an asset (or the slippage that I would incurr per unit of asset traded). For instance, let's ...
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### Risk-neutral Probability, Risk-Adjusted Returns & Risk Aversion

When we employ the Fundamental Theorem of Asset Pricing and the existence of an equivalent probability measure, say $Q$ with respect to the historical probability $P$, we often say the expectation ...
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### If arbitrage can happen exactly at one moment, is it really arbitrage?

There are many "interpretations" of what no-arbitrage means in mathematical finance, the most well known is no free lunch with vanishing risk: If $S=\left(S_{t}\right)_{t=0}^{T}$ is a ...
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### When looking for arbitrage among a LARGE amount of assets, is there an optimal way?

Looking for arbitrage opportunities when looking at 3 pairs of related currencies is easy. However if we assume that we have a large amount of currencies, is there an optimal way to swipe through them ...
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### Self-financing condition and funding, collateral and discounting

I'm reading "Illustrating a problem in the self-financing condition in two 2010-2011 papers on funding, collateral and discounting" paper. Is it just me or authors have a typo in their main ...
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### Spot-Futures arbitrage profit calculation

My question is about spot-futures arbitrage. Lets say, t=0 , Spot Price=1.38 , ArbFree Theoretical Fwd Price= 1.40 and Real Futures Market Price = 1.38. So we see that there's arbitrage. I take a long ...
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### How to compute the yield to maturity on a zero-coupon 3 year bond in this case?

Suppose I have the following problem: We have data on three bonds: a one-year zero-coupon bond (bond A), a twoyear zero-coupon bond (bond B), and a three-year bond with an annual coupon equal to 5% ...
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### Can we observe smile arbitrage from the implied and local volatility?

Here are graphs of implied volatility and local volatility. Our prof mentioned that we can observe that the short end low strike region has some smile arbitrage. I would like to know how? Thanks
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### Is statistical arbitrage on FX possible?

Do you know of any papers which consider pairs trading (or statistical arbitrage) on foreign exchange? I couldn't find any. I asked this question on several forums and got no reply. Thus, I guess ...
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### How do trading firms that pay for order flow make money from "arbitrage"?

I understand that retail brokers pass their customers' trades on to trading firms, and receive a payment for order flow in return. These trading firms carry out the trades and presumably also have to ...
Suppose that we have a one step binomial tree model for a company. Lets say that the time per step is T, and that price of the stock can go up to $p_1$ or go down to $p_2$. Suppose a T-month European ...