One To Many

DEFINITION of 'One To Many'

A trading platform where all buyers and sellers transact with a sole market operator. Whereas a normal exchange involves the operator matching buyers with sellers, a one-to-many platform operator will purchase the assets from the sellers and sell to the buyers. All bids and offers are posted by the platform operator.

BREAKING DOWN 'One To Many'

A one-to-many market involves one group or organization transacting with multiple buyers and sellers. The Commodity Exchange Act does not recognize one-to-many markets as official trading facilities. The most infamous example of a one-to-many trading platform was Enron's EOL, an online internet trading platform. Market manipulation, false reporting and wash trading brought Enron EOL to a crashing halt.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Buyer's Market

    A situation in which supply exceeds demand, giving purchasers ...
  2. Settlement Agent

    1. The party involved in completing a transaction between a buyer ...
  3. Seller's Call

    An agreement between a buyer and a seller for a specific grade ...
  4. Clearing Price

    The specified monetary value assigned to a security or asset. ...
  5. Soft Market

    A market that has more potential sellers than buyers. A soft ...
  6. Seller

    1. An individual or entity that exchanges any type of good or ...
Related Articles
  1. Home & Auto

    Ins And Outs Of Seller-Financed Real Estate Deals

    Seller financing works like this: Instead of a buyer receiving a loan from a bank, the person selling the house lends the buyer the money for the purchase.
  2. Investing Basics

    What is a Financial Market?

    “Financial market” is a broad term used to describe any forum where buyers and sellers meet to trade assets.
  3. Home & Auto

    The Pros and Cons of Owner Financing

    Details on the upside and risks of this type of deal for both the owner and the buyer.
  4. Professionals

    The Exchanges

    The most recognized stock exchange in the world is the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE. There are however, many exchanges throughout the United States that all operate in a similar manner. ...
  5. Professionals

    THE EXCHANGES

    The Exchanges The most recognized stock exchange in the world is the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE. There are, however, many exchanges throughout the United States that all operate in a ...
  6. Professionals

    The Exchanges

    The most recognized stock exchange in the world is the New York Stock Exchange or the NYSE. There are however, many exchanges throughout the United States that all operate in a similar manner. ...
  7. Home & Auto

    Rent-To-Own Homes: How The Process Works

    A rent-to-own agreement can benefit homebuyers with bad credit or insufficient funds for a down payment. Here’s how one works.
  8. Home & Auto

    What You Should Know About Home Sale Contingencies

    A home sale contingency protects buyers who want to sell one home before purchasing another.
  9. Home & Auto

    Tip No.3: Watch For Motivated Sellers

    If an owner is eager to sell, this can mean additional bargaining power for potential buyers.
  10. Professionals

    Introduction

    An option is a contract between two parties that determines the time and price at which a stock may be bought or sold. The two parties to the contract are the buyer and the seller. The buyer ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. What are the differences between Ex Works (EXW) and Free On Board (FOB)?

    Learn about Ex Works and Free on Board, the main difference between these Incoterms, and the responsibilities of buyers and ... Read Answer >>
  2. When is a bond's coupon rate and yield to maturity the same?

    Read about some of the major business risks assumed by Enron and Arthur Andersen, its accounting partner, before its infamous ... Read Answer >>
  3. How is it possible to trade on a stock you don't own, as is done in short selling?

    Understand how the process of short selling allows a person to sell a stock he or she doesn't technically own by borrowing ... Read Answer >>
  4. What does the variance between the bid and ask price of a stock mean?

    Find out how stocks are traded in the market, why the bid and ask prices are different and why the bid-ask spread is smallest ... Read Answer >>
  5. What's the difference between a letter of credit and a bank guarantee?

    Learn how letters of credit and bank guarantees differ, how they are used by banks and companies, and how buyers apply to ... Read Answer >>
  6. What is an assumable mortgage?

    The purchase of a home is a very expensive undertaking and usually requires some form of financing to make the purchase possible. ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Law Of Demand

    A microeconomic law that states that, all other factors being equal, as the price of a good or service increases, consumer ...
  2. Cost Of Debt

    The effective rate that a company pays on its current debt. This can be measured in either before- or after-tax returns; ...
  3. Yield Curve

    A line that plots the interest rates, at a set point in time, of bonds having equal credit quality, but differing maturity ...
  4. Stop-Limit Order

    An order placed with a broker that combines the features of stop order with those of a limit order. A stop-limit order will ...
  5. Keynesian Economics

    An economic theory of total spending in the economy and its effects on output and inflation. Keynesian economics was developed ...
  6. Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications ...

    A member-owned cooperative that provides safe and secure financial transactions for its members. Established in 1973, the ...
Trading Center