Person who's job it is to determine a fair price of a certain asset and to help buyers and sellers exchange that over-the-counter outside the market.
A trader or institution that plays a leading role in a market by being prepared to quote a two way price (Bid and Ask) on request - or constantly in the case of some screen based markets - during normal market hours.
(1) A member of an options exchange who trades for his own account and risk. He is charged with the responsibility of trading in such a manner as to add to the maintenance of a fair, orderly and competitive market. He may not act as agent. (2) A firm actively making bids and offers in the OTC market.
A person or a firm authorized to create and maintain a market for a specific instrument.
Someone who undertakes to always make a two-way price in a share. In other words at all times they will display a price at which they are prepared to buy and a price they are prepared to sell. In reality they reflect underlying demand for the shares and are not at liberty to simply make whatever price they like.
Firms that use their own capital, research, retail and/or systems resources to represent a stock and compete with each other to buy and sell the stocks they represent. There are over 500 member firms that act as NASDAQ Market Makers. One of the major differences between The NASDAQ Stock Market and other major markets in the U.S. is NASDAQ's structure of competing Market Makers. Each Market Maker competes for customer order flow by displaying buy and sell quotations for a guaranteed number of shares. Once an order is received, the Market Maker will immediately purchase for or sell from its own inventory, or seek the other side of the trade until it is executed, often in a matter of seconds.
A member company of the London Bullion Market Association who is prepared to 'make' a price to other wholesale bullion banks in order to ensure a steady supply of liquidity to the market.
A professional trader whose job is to maintain adequate inventory of one or more securities to facilitate the buying and selling of those securities.
A market maker is a trader who works to maintain the liquidity of the market and the continuity of quotations. In order to do this, they permanently offer a buying and selling price for a certain quantity of shares.
brokerage or bank that maintains a firm bid and ask price in a given over-the-counter security by standing ready, willing, and able to buy or sell at publicly quoted prices (called making a market). see also specialist, auction market, best-execution requirement, capital commitment, ghosting, inside market, inside spread, last-sale reporting, nominal quotation, passive market-making, real-time trade reporting, specialist, two-sided market.
A dealer who receives privileges in share dealing in return for providing liquidity, usually by always quoting firm bid and offer prices.... more on: Market maker
A financial institution that quotes bid (buy) and offer (sell) prices.
An individual who helps make markets more efficient by being ready to buy or sell securities.
A person authorized by the Exchange to buy and sell a particular security with an objective to provide trading liquidity for the security . Generally, a market maker is obliged to announce buying and selling prices for a particular security at a particular time.
A legal entity that trades for its own account. A market maker must at all times display bid and ask prices, for which minimum quantities and maximum spreads are defined instrument by instrument. A market maker must also meet minimum volume requirements in the contract(s) in which it makes a market. In return, market makers pay lower transaction fees.
A registered securities dealer who acts as the middleman behind the scenes of a trade (usually between brokerages and institutions), and is responsible for maintaining bid and ask prices on the open market. Also known as a specialist. Market makers can sometimes have undue influence over a stock's minute-by-minute price.
Market makers are players in the stock market who trade as principals and may actively try to encourage/discourage trading by changing the prices they quote to tempt buyers and sellers into the market.
An independent trader or trading firm that is prepared to buy and sell shares or contracts in a designated market. Market makers must make a 2-sided market (bid and ask) in order to facilitate trading.
they are tasked with quoting a two-way spread of prices for the securities in which they deal. The bid (price the investor will sell at) is lower than the offer (price the investor will buy at). The difference between the two prices is the market maker's profit. When dealing in heavily traded shares, the margin may be less than 1%, although for less liquid shares, the margin may be 5% or more because of the risk taken due to lack of liquidity
An individual or a firm that provides two sided prices, both buy and sell, creating better market liquidity.
A dealer who stands ready to buy or sell a specific security or securities at all times.
A securities dealer in a specific OVER-THE-COUNTER (OTC) stock who makes a market; that is, the dealer maintains firm BID AND ASKED prices in a given SECURITY by standing ready to buy or sell ROUND LOTS of that security.
A stockbroker or institutions willing to buy and sell a specified security as principal even in the absence of client orders.
In the over-the-counter market, a trader responsible for maintaining an orderly market in an individual stock by standing ready to buy or sell shares. The market maker's job is to maintain a firm bid and ask price for his assigned security. If a broker wants to buy a stock but there are no offers to sell it, the market maker fills the order himself by selling shares from his own account. And vice versa â€” if a broker wants to sell but no one wants to buy, the market maker buys the shares. On a stock exchange like AMEX or NYSE, a market maker is known as a specialist.
A professional securities dealer who has an obligation to buy when there is an excess of sell orders and to sell when there is an excess of buy orders. By maintaining an offering price sufficiently higher than their buying price, these firms are compensated for the risk involved in allowing their inventory of securities to act as a buffer against temporary order imbalances. In the commodities industry, this term is sometimes loosely used to refer to a floor trader or local who, in speculating for his own account, provides a market for commercial users of the market. See also Specialist System.
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A market maker is a forex dealer – they run their own trading book. When you trade through a broker, he then places the trade with a market maker.
A broker-dealer that quotes firm bid and ask prices in a given security and stands ready to buy or sell a stock at publicly quoted prices in the over-the-counter market in a minimum amount of 100 shares.
dealer in the OTC market who is ready to buy specific securities at quoted bid prices, and to sell specific securities at quoted ask prices. See also specialist.
A Market Maker deals as principal in the shares of companies that appoint him. He must offer the shares and is obliged to quote two-way prices (i.e. buy and sell prices) in them, and must deal in them at those prices throughout the mandatory quote period.
An energy trader or energy trading firm which is prepared to buy and sell in the cash or derivatives market to provide a two-sided ( bid/ask) market and greater liquidity.
A person in the over-the-counter market that maintains a firm bid and offer in a given security.
A broker-dealer who has indicated that they will make a market in the shares of a specific company. The indication does not necessarily mean the broker-dealer will make a market in the company's shares. In theory, a market maker is a wholesaler of the company's shares. You must have at least three market makers to list your shares on the Bulletin Board. You must have at least five market makers to list your shares on NASDAQ.
An exchange member who makes a market by buying and selling for his own account when the public is not buying and selling.
A market maker is a trading participant who holds a bid and an ask order (quote) simultaneously for a minimum period of time on the trading day. Market makers serve to ensure basic liquidity.
Intermediaries, banks or stockbrokers who buy and sell securities on their own behalf to sell at a profit.
a bank or brokerage company that stands ready every second of the trading day with a firm ask and bid price
a broker-dealer who stands ready to buy or sell shares of the stocks in which it makes a market
a broker or a group of brokers who buy and sell a security or commodity (E-currency, Currency, Stocks, etc) hoping to make a profit on the buying and selling price
a broker who holds inventory in a particular stock or stocks and provides liquidity to the market when other buyers and sellers do not
a business that facilitates a company's quoting on a stock exchange and sets up transactions between a buyer and a seller
a company who is basically a middle man between those wanting to sell and those wanting to buy a company's shares
a dealer firm that maintains a firm bid and offer price in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell the stock at publicly quoted prices
a dealer in the over-the-counter market who maintains firm bid and offer prices for a specific security by being willing to buy or sell a round lot of the security
a dealer or firm authorised to create and maintain a market in foreign exchange by supplying prices and being prepared to buy or sell at those bid and ask prices
a dealer who holds itself out as ready to buy and sell stock on a regular basis
a dealer who holds itself out as ready to buy and sell stock to see if the firm (or group of firms) dominates the market
a firm that owns an inventory of securities
an adequately capitalized Broker/Dealer firm personified by individual representation
an entity that maintains firm bid and offer prices in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell round lots at publicly quoted prices
an individual or firm who offers to buy stock at the Bid price, and to sell stock at the Ask price
an individual who or corporation which has been A marketmaker must provide quotes upon request at all times during
an NASD member firm that buys and sells securities at prices it displays in NASDAQ for its own account (principal trades) and for customer accounts (agency trades)
a person, brokerage, bank, or institution that maintains a permanent firm bid and ask price on a certain stock
a person, brokerage, bank, or institution thatmaintains
a person or company that will always buy or sell a particular stock
a person or firm that creates and maintains a market in an instrument
a person or firm that keeps the balance on specific markets
a person or firm that makes a market in a security and has met the capitalization standards set forth by the NASD
a person or firm that makes a market in a security in the over-the-counter market
a trader or dealer in an electronic market environment, (NASDAQ Stock Market) who buys and / or sells securities at the current market trading price
a trader, who simultaneously quotes both bid and offer price for a same commodity throughout the trading session
A securities firm that buys and sells for its own account, hoping to profit through quick turnarounds. Specialists on exchanges and over-the-counter dealers are market makers.
An institution (and its employees) who supplies prices and is prepared to buy or sell at those stated bid and ask prices. Market makers are generally large financial institutions. Market Order An order to buy/sell at the best price available when the order reaches the market.
A trader employed by a securities firm who is required to maintain reasonable liquidity in securities markets by making firm bids or offers for one or more designated securities up to a specified minimum guaranteed fill. Exchanges may have different designations for these individuals. For example, market makers for the stock of companies listed on Toronto Stock Exchange are referred to as Registered Traders.
Brokerage or securities firm that carries an inventory of securities to maintain an orderly market. A broker, who can determine prices for shares and execute transactions to make markets liquid.
One that consistently makes two way prices, providing both a bid and an offer. Unlike brokers, market makers trade their capital, although they will hedge.
A dealer who quotes bid and ask prices, and makes a two-sided market for a financial instrument.
A dealer who maintains an inventory in one or more stocks and undertakes to make continuous two-sided quotes.
An individual who maintains a firm bid and offer price for a certain security, standing ready to buy or sell at a publicly quoted price.
A dealer in a market, who is prepared to buy or sell a specific security — such as a bond or at least one round lot of a share — at its publicly quoted price, is called a market maker.
Someone who makes a two-way price giving a customer the opportunity to buy or sell.
A market participant who provides a bid and offer quote that, when there are no better bids and offers, allows futures users to enter into or exit out of futures positions at a reasonable price. Market makers may provide quotes on a continuous or "request for quote" basis
a recognised institution or individual willing to trade certain securities at any time; that is, making a secondary market in those securities.
Company or person who maintains firm bid and offer prices in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell round lots at publicly quoted prices.
The Stock Exchange firms that a stockbroker deals with in completing a transaction. The market middleman from whom you buy, or to whom you sell, the shares in the company.
A professional trader who maintains a market in one or more securities or option series at his own risk and for his own account. Differs from a specialist in that the market maker is in competition with others, rather than enjoying an exclusive assignment
Active quoter of two way prices for both clients and counterparties.
Is a party who is prepared to buy and sell securities from all parties at the market makerís bid and offer.
A dealer on the LSE who acts as a wholesaler to brokers in shares for which he is registered to trade.
Is a dealer who is making a market in currency pairs and provides liquidity displaying a two way price quote.
A dealer who supplies prices and is prepared to buy or sell at those stated bid and ask prices. A market maker runs a trading book.
A member firm of the London Stock Exchange which quotes prices and deals in shares at all times on its own account during the mandatory quote period. This is known as a quote driven system. (see Retail Service Providers)
institution who is required to quote bid and offer prices for an instrument at the same time.
A Market Maker is a company which makes a market in TEPs, using its capital or that of an associate company to finance the operation. Market Makers make their profit from the margin between buying and selling prices.
A pricing source that regularly quotes a two-sided market, meaning it supplies executable bid and ask prices.
a middleman who is prepared to buy and sell shares at prices determined by them. The market makers also determine the 'Market Size' and 'Bid- Offer spread'.
Exchange registered companies that quote a two-way spread in relation to securities.
A broker/dealer who is registered to trade in a particular security on the NASDAQ.
A market maker is a person or firm authorized to create and maintain a market in an instrument.
A dealer in forex who will risk his own capital by offering both buy and sell quotes in a currency market. Such market makers have the effect of adding liquidity to the overall market environment.
An institution determining a price to purchase or sell a security or currency.
Recognised financial institution or individual making buy and sell quotations on the secondary market.
A dealer willing to accept the risk of holding a particular security in its own account to facilitate trading in that security.
An Exchange member firm which is obliged to make a continuous two-way price, that is to offer to buy and sell securities in which it is registered throughout the Mandatory Quote Period.
See dealers: Participants in the market who transact security trades over the counter from their own inventory of stocks and bonds. They are often referred to as market makers, since they stand ready to buy and sell their securities at quoted prices.
Securities dealers in the US over-the-counter market standing ready to buy or sell securities for which they quote prices. A person that brings buyers and sellers together.
A market maker is a brokerage firm that agrees to purchase or sell a particular stock, on a regular and continuous basis, at disclosed, published prices. NASDAQ stocks and stocks traded on the OTC Bulletin Board each have one or more market makers. Under existing regulations, market makers must generally accept orders to buy or sell up to 100 shares of any stock in which they make a market.
A firm or individual who sets a price at which they're willing to sell or buy stock, providing a stable price against which to judge any rise or fall.
A brokerage firm in the over-the-counter market that purchases and sells shares in one or more OTC stocks for its own account, the market maker acting as a principal on one side of a transaction; a professional securities dealer who stands ready to buy when there is an excess of sell orders to sell when there is an excess of buy orders
These are licensed traders who buy and sell securities (stock and options). They are part of the system that facilitates trading in a particular security or securities. By agreeing to buy or sell certain stocks, the market maker provides a ready market and assumes the risk of securities price swings as does any investor. Market makers make their profit on the spread, that is, the difference between the bid and the ask prices. Market makers can be confounding in the way they move spreads around in response to limit orders, but they fulfill a very important roll and assume a great deal of risk in doing so.
Middle-man between the interbank market and the retail user. The interbank liquidity provider charges the market maker a small commission for providing access to tradeable volumes. The market maker also charges commission to its clients (in the form of spread, direct commission or both) to provide them access to tradeable prices in the currencies market.
A professional securities dealer or person with trading privileges on an exchange who has an obligation to buy when there is an excess of sell orders and to sell when there is an excess of buy orders. By maintaining an offering price sufficiently higher than their buying price, these firms are compensated for the risk involved in allowing their inventory of securities to act as a buffer against temporary order imbalances.
An individual, corporation, partnership or group of firms that maintains inventory of a specific over-the-counter security and stands ready to buy and sell the security at publicly quoted prices. A market maker helps maintain an orderly market.
A broker or bank continually prepared to make a two-way price to purchase or sell for a security or currency.
An entity who makes the two-way quotes providing both a bid and an offer in the market.
A dealer in securities on the stock exchange who deals as principal rather than agent. This used to be the role of the stock jobber.
In a stock exchange, market makers take ownership of shares, allowing people to buy and sell those goods from them. They also can make or lose money from price movements. Outside the financial community, market makers help match buyers and sellers, regardless of whether or not they take possession or own goods. (See Net market maker.)
Dealers on the stockmarket who buy and sell stocks and shares on their own behalf to make a profit.
A dealer willing to accept the risk of holding securities to facilitate trading in a particular security or securities.
An exchange member whose function is to aid in the making of a market, by making bids and offers for his account in the absence of public buy or sell orders. Several market-makers are normally assigned to a particular security. The market-maker system encompasses the market-makers and the board brokers.
City dealers who buy and sell stocks and shares on their own behalf to sell on at a profit. They used to be called jobbers.
A person who carries out the order to buy or sell your stocks and shares and generally matches buyers with sellers. When there are more buyers than sellers they will adjust the price upwards to attract sellers. Conversely If there are more sellers than buyers they will mark prices lower.
A dealer who regularly quotes both bid and ask prices and is ready to make a two-sided market for any financial instrument.
A securities firm that quotes bid and asked prices and maintains inventory in particular shares in the over-the-counter market. A market maker must generally be willing to buy at least 100 shares at its quoted bid price and sell at least 100 shares at its quoted asked price.
An individual, corporation, partnership or group of firms that creates the Bid and Ask prices for a given OTC security. The market maker generally maintains inventory and stands ready to buy and sell the security at the quoted price to maintain an orderly market. A Specialist serves a similar purpose for an exchange-traded security.
A member firm of the LSE that has agreed to quote prices and buy and sell stock actively during the mandatory quote period. The status only exists for non SETS stocks.
An Exchange member firm, which is obliged to make a continuous two-way price, in a particular security. In Ireland, Market Making is confined to the Bond market.
A Stock Exchange member firm that is obliged to make a continuous two-way price in the shares it follows. This is a commitment to offer to buy and sell the securities it trades in.
Another term for dealer or specialist. In the interest of maintaining orderly trading, a market maker stands ready to trade against the public and therefore to make a market in an issue.
Market Makers are those companies who are specialised in buying and selling endowment with profits policies.
A member of the Stock Exchange who has registered as such. There may be gilt edged market makers (GEMMS) who are obliged to quote firm two-way prices (i.e. guaranteed prices at which they will buy and sell) for all gilts. Alternatively they may be equity or fixed interest market makers who are only obliged to make firm two-way prices in stocks in which they are registered.
A financial intermediary who offers to buy and sell securities disclosing such offers throughout the mandatory quote period.
financial institution or individual making consistent buy and sell quotations in a selection currencies. A market maker must hold or have ready access to the amounts quoted, that is carry an inventory. - OANDA A company created to make personal and business transactions that utilize foreign currencies easier for Internet users.
An individual or firm that trades on their own account in one or more shares at quoted bid and ask prices.
A "market maker" is a firm that stands ready to buy and sell a particular stock on a regular and continuous basis at a publicly quoted price. You'll most often hear about market makers in the context of the NASDAQ or other Over the Counter (OTC) markets. Market makers that stand ready to buy and sell stocks listed on an exchange, such as the New York Stock Exchange, are called "third market makers." Many OTC stocks have more than one market maker. Market makers generally must be ready to buy and sell at least 100 shares of a stock they make a market in. As a result, a large order from an investor may have to be filled by a number of market-makers at potentially different prices.
A dealer that supplies prices, and is prepared to buy and sell at those bid and ask prices.
A dealer who quotes bid and offer prices to counter-parties and is prepared to deal at those prices.
The Stock Exchange firms that stock brokers deal with in completing a transaction. The market middleman from whom you buy, or to whom you sell the shares in the company, if a SEAQ stock.
Dealer who buys and sells securities for his own account, without necessarily being immediately able to match a buyer and a seller. Market makers can have a major influence on trading. Français: Teneur de marché Español: Creador de mercado
A trader who is continually prepared to make a two-way price to purchase or sell for a commodity.
An independent trader or trading firm which is prepared to buy and sell futures or options contracts in a designated market. Market makers provide a two-sided (bid and ask) market and greater liquidity.
A broker-dealer firm that accepts the risk of holding a particular number of shares of a particular security in order to facilitate trading in that security. Each market maker competes for customer order flow by displaying buy and sell quotations for a guaranteed number of shares. Once an order is received, the market maker immediately sells from its own inventory or seeks an offsetting order. This process takes place in mere seconds.
Used in the context of general equities. One who maintains firm bid and offer prices in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell round lots at publicly quoted prices. See: agent, dealer, specialist.
A firm that maintains a firm bid and offer price in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell at publicly-quoted prices. The Nasdaq Stock Market is a decentralized network of competitive Market Makers. Market Makers process orders for their own customers, and for other NASD broker/dealers; all NASD securities are traded through Market Maker firms. Market Makers also will buy securities from issuers for resale to customers or other broker/dealers. About 10 percent of NASD firms are Market Makers; a broker/dealer may become a Market Maker if the firm meets capitalization standards set down by NASD.
A broker-dealer firm that owns shares of a security and is willing to buy and sell at the quoted bid and ask prices. The firm lists buy and sell prices to attract customers.
Securities dealer in a specific over-the-counter stock who makes a market--that is, one who maintains firm bid and asked prices in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell round lots. See: Asked Price; Make A Market; Over The Counter; Round Lot
An authorized trader employed by an investment dealer who is required by the applicable self-regulatory organizations to maintain reasonable liquidity in securities markets by making firm bids or offers for one or more designated securities.
in the over the counter market, a firm that creates a price at which they are willing to purchase and sell a given security on a regular and continuous basis
A market professional who buys and sells stock on behalf of the broker-dealer firm. In London market makers are obliged to post firm two-way prices throughout the trading day. Market makers are exempt from Stamp Duty and are able to sell stock ‘short' ie sell more than they own.
An exchange member whose function is to aid in the making of a market, by making bids and offers for his or her account in the absence of or in addition to public buy or sell orders.
A firm or person with trading privileges on an exchange who has an obligation to buy when there is an excess of sell orders and to sell when there is an excess of buy orders. In the futures industry, this term is sometimes loosely used to refer to a floor trader or local who, in speculating for his own account, provides a market for commercial users of the market. Occasionally a futures exchange will compensate a person with exchange trading privileges to take on the obligations of a market maker to enhance liquidity in a newly listed or lightly traded futures contract.
A market maker is a person or a firm which quotes both a buy and a sell price in a financial instrument or commodity, hoping to make a profit on the turn or the bid/offer spread.