Dual Listing Stocks

Discussion in 'General Trading Discussion' started by gowiththeflow, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. gowiththeflow

    gowiththeflow Senior Investor

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    Does anyone have any luck trading companies which have listings on more than one stock market under different currencies? I have always fancied these arbitrage situations but never been brave enough to have a go.
     
  2. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Never really bothered doing this much myself, although some big institutions and astute individuals have obviously been able to profit when these securities get temporarily out of whack for whatever reason.

    One thing I will do to spread my risk is sometimes use more than one instrument to bet on the same commodity, such as buying roughly 10 shares of IAU for every one share of GLD every time I buy GLD... since I have bought quite a bit of GLD over the years, and since gold via ETF is one of my bigger positions.
     
  3. Chartman

    Chartman Senior Investor

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    The internet and investment bots allow people and businesses to react so quickly these days that any arbitrage situations might only be there for a split second.
     
  4. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    The margins for arbitrage have been slashed over recent years - is it really worth the risk for private investors?
     
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