Comments on: Risky arbitrage http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sandrew http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/comment-page-1/#comment-6913 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 19:10:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/#comment-6913 think you mean 1997. gosh, has it been that long?

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By: Mike Young http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/comment-page-1/#comment-6905 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 16:12:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/#comment-6905 Good article but ‘arbitrage’ is just another form of zero-sum game financial speculation in already listed financial instruments. It offers no economic benefits. That’s why the BoE QE is failing as its just shuffling cash around between investments – gilts to equities.

To create economic growth cash needs to be invested in new projects that have the potential to create new streams of economic wealth.

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By: zach http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/comment-page-1/#comment-6899 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 15:00:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/#comment-6899 So how is the bet structured? If they converge on a price lower than either when the bet begins does it still profit?

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By: howard http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/comment-page-1/#comment-6896 Thu, 17 Sep 2009 14:53:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2009/09/17/risky-arbitrage/#comment-6896 as the old saying goes, markets can remain irrational longer than you can remain solvent.

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