Market Maker

Business / Finance / Market Maker: 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, and specialist.

Other Words for Market

Market Adjective Synonyms: shop, store, bazaar, supermarket, superstore
Market Noun Synonyms: demand, customer base, call
Market Verb Synonyms: market-place, exchange, Stock Exchange

Market Penetration-Share

Business / Finance / Market Penetration-Share: Used in the context of general equities. Percent of trading volume in a stock that a particular market maker trades. MORE

Intermarket Trading System (ITS)

Business / Finance / Intermarket Trading System (ITS): Electronic communications network linking the trading floors of seven registered exchanges to permit trading among them in stocks listed on either the NYSE or AMEX and one or more regional exchanges. MORE

Crossed Market

Business / Finance / Crossed Market: A provision under which default on one debt obligation triggers default on another debt obligation. MORE

Normal Market Size (NMS)

Business / Finance / Normal Market Size (NMS): A system that categorizes the size of transactions that are normal for a particular security and forces market makers to deal within these sizes. MORE

National Market System (NMS)

Business / Finance / National Market System (NMS): Refers to over-the-counter trading. System of trading OTC stocks under the sponsorship of the NASD. Must meet certain criteria for size, profitability and trading activity. More comprehensive informat MORE

Make A Market

Business / Finance / Make A Market: Dealers are said to make a market when they quote bid and offered prices at which they stand ready to buy and sell. MORE