ARBITRAGEUR Definition

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ARBITRAGEUR is traditionally someone who indulges in arbitrage of any sort; now a Wall Street term for a professional investor who specializes in issues during takeovers.

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DEBT SECURITY is a security representing a loan given by an investor to an issuer. In return for the loan, the issuer promises to pay interest and to repay the debt on a specified date. Debt security issuers may include corporations, municipalities, the federal government, or a federal agency. See CONVERTIBLE and CONVERTIBLE DEBT.

NORMAL SPOILAGE consists of defective units that arise as part of regular operations. If normal spoilage arises from the requirements of a specific job, the cost of the spoiled units is charged to the job.

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