Arbitrage in Forex

Each trader who worked in the Forex market is perfectly aware of the rule that without high risk there is no high profitability. But this rule implies its exceptions. Strategies for arbitrage trading , which allow you to receive with a minimum of risk hundreds of percent of profits - one of such exceptions. Consider what arbitrage trading is and how it is implemented in the Forex market.

Classic arbitrage - profit from the price difference to identical financial instruments traded on various exchanges. The meaning of arbitrage trading - with an increase in the price of an asset on one exchange, there is a one-stage purchase of an asset on the second exchange and sale on the first exchange. In the case where the prices are identical - the positions are closed and the guaranteed profit is received by the trader. Of course, in two markets, the price difference should exceed the various costs (commissions, spreads).

These arbitrage transactions are interesting in that, with minimal risks, it is possible to obtain a guaranteed profit, because always the total position will be neutral to the market. By and large, the risk lies in the technical aspects. In more detail, let us look at the question: how is forex arbitrage carried out. Probably, many traders observed that at different times the quotes of different forex brokers do not vary significantly.

One of the possible options to implement the arbitrage strategy on Forex is to find two brokers that have the maximum difference in price aspects for the same currency pair and organize arbitrage between them. In this case, both brokers should open opposite deals at times of difference in prices. Such a method is the implementation of the traditional bipartite arbitrage. But it is more profitable to forex on one-legged arbitrage, which consists in concluding a deal on the side of only one broker.

This is due to the fact that usually price discrepancies appear due to the fact that at some moments the quotes of the broker lag behind real prices. That is, if there is advance information on quotations (it can be provided by another broker with a faster price flow), then when prices fall behind, you should open a position in the direction of the real price on the side of the lagging broker and get a guaranteed profit. Of course, in this case it's pointless on the side of the second broker to open a hedging deal.