Futures Trading Terms Glossary

INTEREST ARBITRAGE

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Interest Arbitrage×

The operation wherein foreign debt instruments are purchased to profit from the higher interest rate in the foreign country over the home country. The operation is profitable only when the forward rate on the foreign currency is selling at a discount less than the premium on the interest rate. See Interest Rate Parity.