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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Arbitrage (VIDEO)

At times I will use words, like "arbitrage" throughout this journal. I have to remind myself (as I do forget) that though I may be familiar with terms that are common in this industry, that the stated purpose of my blog here is to provide a journal that will explain my thoughts in a way that any newcomer to the financial markets could follow along and understand.

So let me back up a bit, and say that arbitrage really is not that difficult to understand. It's quite a basic situation, and "The Khan Academy" has put together a nice, short video that explains this concept and the resulting conditions of 'arbitrage'. This video was passed along to me by a fellow trader "cosmosgato" on Youtube to assist those who are new to the terminology of the capital markets ...

(Video Included. If you're seeing this entry elsewhere and cannot see the Video? Click this link to view the entry ...)




If you have not yet checked out "The Khan Academy" on YouTube, I highly suggest checking him out. Sal has put together an incredible amount of free education (and you know I am someone who will support free education at every opportunity), organized by playlist and topic ... as well as topics that deal with investing and trading ...

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