Make A Market


DEFINITION of 'Make A Market'

An action whereby a dealer stands by ready, willing and able to buy or sell a particular security at the quoted bid and ask price.


By being able to make a market allows the brokerage to fill customer orders out of the brokerage inventory, which is faster and easier than filling orders from other brokerages or investors.

  1. Liquidity

    The degree to which an asset or security can be quickly bought ...
  2. Ask

    The price a seller is willing to accept for a security, also ...
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  4. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context ...
  5. Bid

    1. An offer made by an investor, a trader or a dealer to buy ...
  6. Market Maker

    A broker-dealer firm that accepts the risk of holding a certain ...
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