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Arbitraging Futures Contracts (Part I): CNBC Explains

Sunday, 29 May 2011 | 12:00 AM ET

Arbitrage is a way to make risk-free profits by taking advantage of a market's price differences. In the right environment, it's easy to see how you can make risk-free profits using arbitrage. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy shows two examples of using arbitrage in futures contracts, and he identifies important information you should know if you try this type of transaction.