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Market maker

Brokerage

 or bank that maintains a firm 

Bid

 and 

Ask

 price in a given security by standing ready, willing, and able to 

Buy

 or 

Sell

 at publicly quoted prices (called making a market). These firms display 

Bid

 and 

Offer

 prices for specific numbers of specific securities, and if these prices are met, they will immediately 

Buy

 for or 

Sell

 from their own 

Account

Market

 makers are very important for maintaining 

Liquidity

 and efficiency for the particular securities that they make markets in. At most firms, there is a strict separation of the market-making side and the 

Brokerage

 side, since otherwise there might be an incentive for brokers to recommend securities simply because the firm makes a 

Market

 in that security.



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Import

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Inc.

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Liquid

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Liquidity

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Market maker

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Public

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10-Q

,

10-K

,

Account

,

Accounts receivable

,

Accounts receivable aging

,

Accounts receivable turnover

,

Account statement

,

Allowance for depreciation

,

Asset/equity ratio

,

Account aggregation

,

Account balance

,

Active account

,

Agent bank

,

Alternate account

,

Asset management account

,

Above par

,

Accrual of discount

,

Accrued market discount

,

Agency security

,

Amortization of premium

,

Ask

,

Asked price

,

Asking price

,

Asset-backed security

,

At par

,

Account executive

,

All or any part

,

At best

,

At call

,

Adjusted futures price

,

All-risks coverage

,

At risk

,

Add-on service

,

Abstract of title

,

Action to quiet title

,

As is

,

Assignment to creditors

,

Attorney in fact

,

Assignment of mortgage

,

A shares

,

Average price per share

,

Aggregate exercise price

,

At the money

,

Age-weighted plan

,

Across the board

,

Additional paid-in capital

,

Ad valorem

,

Active market

,

Against the box

,

At the bell

,

At the close

,

At the figure

,

At the full

,

At the market

,

At the opening order

,

Auction market

,

Automated Pricing and Reporting System

,

Away from the market

,

Bank reconciliation

,

Below the line

,

Books of final entry

,

Books of original entry

,

Bank credit

,

Bank draft

,

Bank holding company

,

Bank Holiday

,

Banking Act of 1933

,

Bank Note

,

Bank Trust Department

,

Bank-eligible issues

,

Below par

,

Best ask

,

Best bid

,

Bid

,

Bid/ask spread

,

Bid-to-cover ratio

,

Bond market

,

Bond quote

,

Book-entry security

,

Bureau of Public Debt

,

Buy

,

Broker

,

Brokerage

,

Brokerage firm

,

Brokerage house

,

Broker loan

,

Brought over the wall

,

Buying on margin

,

Buy limit order

,

Buy minus

,

Buy minus order

,

Buy on close

,

Buy on opening

,

Buy order

,

Buy stop order

,

Buy the book

,

Balance of payments

,

Bank Rate

,

Bear market

,

Board of Governors

,

Bulldog market

,

Breaking the syndicate

,

Bill of exchange

,

Bill of sale

,

Breach of trust

,

By the book

,

Bank term loan

,

Broker loan rate

,

Blitzkrieg tender offer

,

Back-end load

,

B shares

,

Buy and write

,

Buy-side

,

Blow-off top

,

Breadth-of-market theory

,

Beat the gun

,

Bull market

,

Capital efficiency

,

Cash asset ratio

,

Cash ratio

,

Certified Public Accountant

,

Collection ratio

,

Contra account

,

Cost Of Goods Sold

,

Cost of sales

,

Central assets account

,

Checking account

,

Commercial bank

,

Consumer bank

,

Custodial account

,

Cabinet security

,

Call

,

Call date

,

Called away

,

Called bond

,

Call price

,

Call protection

,

Call risk

,

Capital market

,

Certificate of Participation

,

Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures

,

Conversion parity price

,

Conversion price

,

Conversion ratio

,

Convertible security

,

Current market value

,

CUSIP number

,

Call money rate

,

Cash account

,

Clearing firm

,

Code of procedure

,

Contra broker

,

Contract broker

,

Capitalization of income

,

Capital account

,

Consumer Price Index

,

Cost of Living Adjustment

,

Cost-of-living index

,

Council of Economic Advisers

,

Current account

,

Cash and carry trade

,

Cash market

,

Cash price

,

Chasing the market

,

Cheapest to deliver

,

Chicago Board of Trade

,

Contract market

,

CINS number

,

Cost-of-living rider

,

Certificate of stock

,

Cost of carry

,

Competitive bid

,

Certificate of title

,

Contract for deed

,

Cancellation of debt

,

Certificate of Claim

,

Closed-end credit

,

Cost of debt capital

,

Cost of funds

,

Creeping tender offer

,

Closed-end fund

,

Closed-end investment company

,

C shares

,

Call option

,

Call ratio backspread

,

Call swaption

,

Class of options

,

Close to the money

,

Covered call

,

Certificate of Occupancy

,

Cloud on title

,

Cash or Deferred Arrangement

,

Choice market

,

Class A Shares

,

Class B Shares

,

Crash of 1929

,

Crash of 1987

,

Child and dependent care credit

,

Coefficient of determination

,

Cup and handle

,

Certificate of delivery

,

Close a position

,

Close market

,

Closing price

,

Continuous market

,

Cornering the market

,

Curbs in

,

Dealer bank

,

Deposit in transit

,

Drawing account

,

Date of issue

,

Date of payment

,

Dealer market

,

Debt market

,

Digested security

,

Dollar price

,

Drawn securities

,

Droplock security

,

Deep discount broker

,

Discount broker

,

Discretionary account

,

Division of Enforcement

,

Division of Investment Management

,

Division of Market Regulation

,

Date of record

,

Dividend in arrears

,

Dividend payout ratio

,

Desk (the)

,

Division of labor

,

Delivery price

,

Derivative security

,

Direct Public Offering

,

De-escalation clause

,

De facto

,

Doing business as

,

Durable Power of Attorney

,

Date of maturity

,

Debtor in possession

,

Debtor-in-possession financing

,

Deed of Release

,

Deed of Trust

,

Discharge of bankruptcy

,

Discharge of lien

,

Due-on-sale clause

,

Deep in the money

,

Deep out of the money

,

Deed of Surrender

,

Department of Housing and Urban Development

,

Deferred account

,

Distressed security

,

Dogs of the Dow

,

Deep market

,

Depth of market

,

Double auction market

,

Efficiency ratio

,

Eurodollar certificate of deposit

,

Escrowed to maturity

,

Exchangeable security

,

Exempt security

,

External market

,

Either-or order

,

ECU

,

Effective par

,

ECI

,

E-mini

,

Exchange for futures

,

Exchange for physical

,

Exchange of spot

,

Emerging market

,

European Central Bank

,

Export-Import Bank

,

Ex-all

,

Exchange ratio

,

Exercise ratio

,

Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974

,

Exclusion ratio

,

First In First Out

,

Fixed-charge coverage ratio

,

Form 10-Q

,

Federal Savings and Loan Association

,

Frozen account

,

First call date

,

Flight to quality

,

Flow of funds

,

Full price

,

Federal Call

,

Fill or kill

,

Firm quotation

,

Floor broker

,

Front-ending an order

,

Full-service brokerage

,

Forward P/E

,

Factors of production

,

Favorable balance of trade

,

Federal Reserve Bank

,

Free market

,

Free market price

,

Forward price

,

Futures price

,

Fee-for-service

,

Front-end load

,

Fair market value

,

Form 8-K

,

Form S-1

,

Firm commitment offering

,

Floating security

,

Friends and family offering

,

Firm commitment lending

,

Full faith and credit

,

Family of funds

,

Fund of funds

,

Free and clear

,

Flexible spending account

,

Free right of exchange

,

Federal ID Number

,

Federal Tax Identification Number

,

Fourth market

,

Government securities

,

Government Securities Clearing Corporation

,

Graduated security

,

General account

,

General Securities Representative Examination

,

G-7

,

GDP implicit price deflator

,

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

,

G-8

,

Going public

,

Growth and income fund

,

Gather in the stops

,

Graveyard market

,

Hart-Scott-Rodino Act of 1976

,

Hit the bid

,

House account

,

House call

,

House of issue

,

Hedge ratio

,

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

,

Heir

,

Holder in due course

,

High-ratio mortgage

,

Home equity line of credit

,

Housing Market Index

,

Head and shoulders

,

Hammering the market

,

Held at the opening

,

Holding the market

,

Horizontal price movement

,

Inactive account

,

Insured account

,

In escrow

,

Inflation-indexed security

,

International Securities Identification Number

,

Investment security

,

Independent broker

,

In-house

,

Institutional brokerage

,

Introducing broker

,

Investment Advisor Act of 1940

,

Investment bank

,

Investment Company Act of 1940

,

In line

,

Inefficient market

,

Inverted market

,

Import

,

Internal market

,

Insurance broker

,

Initial Public Offering

,

Inside market

,

Insider Trading sanctions Act of 1984

,

Internal Rate of Return

,

Indication of interest

,

Inc.

,

In intestacy

,

In play

,

In-process research and development

,

I/O strip

,

Immediate payment annuity

,

Income replacement ratio

,

In-service withdrawal

,

Imbalance of orders

,

Imperfect market

,

In and out

,

In sympathy

,

In the tank

,

Joint account

,

Jointly and severally

,

Jumping the gun

,

Joint will

,

Joint and several liability

,

Joint and survivor annuity

,

Last In First Out

,

Liquidity ratio

,

Lender of last resort

,

Law of one price

,

Letter security

,

Lending at a rate

,

Limit-on-close order

,

Limit price

,

Long Market Value

,

Law of demand

,

Law of supply

,

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange

,

London Inter-Bank Offer Rate

,

Liquid

,

Liquidity

,

Long-Term Equity Anticipation Securities

,

Letter of comment

,

Liquidity event

,

Legal age

,

Living will

,

Line of credit

,

Loan-to-cost

,

Loan-to-value

,

Loan-value ratio

,

Lock-in

,

Leading the market

,

Locked in

,

Long-term gain or loss

,

Level I quotes

,

Liquid market

,

Locked market

,

Member bank

,

Money center bank

,

Mutual Savings Bank

,

Marketable security

,

Market basket

,

Market capitalization

,

Market conversion price

,

Mortgage-backed security

,

Mortgage pass-through security

,

Maintenance call

,

Make a market

,

Managed account

,

Margin account

,

Margin call

,

Market if touched order

,

Market letter

,

Market maker

,

Market maker spread

,

Market on close order

,

Market order

,

Mark-to-market

,

Member firm

,

Merchant bank

,

Medium of exchange

,

Marginal propensity to consume

,

Market economy

,

Most distant month

,

Making delivery

,

Make whole provision

,

Market rate

,

Money at call

,

Mortgage broker

,

Marketable securities

,

Market cap

,

Market neutral

,

Market portfolio

,

Market timer

,

Market timing

,

Market analysis

,

Market

,

Market inefficiency

,

Market opening

,

Market return

,

Market-share weighted index

,

Market surveillance

,

Market-value weighted index

,

Market Volatility Index

,

Maximum price fluctuation

,

Mixed account

,

Mixed market

,

Momo play

,

Most active

,

National Bank

,

Negotiable certificate of deposit

,

Negotiable Order of Withdrawal

,

Nostro account

,

National Market System

,

Negotiable security

,

Noncompetitive bid

,

Notice of Sale

,

National Association of Securities Dealers

,

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations system

,

National Securities Clearing Corporation

,

National Securities Trade Association

,

Net capital ratio

,

Nonmember firm

,

No quote

,

Normal market

,

Notary Public

,

Null and void

,

Notice of Default

,

Naked call

,

National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts

,

Normal retirement age

,

Nasdaq Small Cap Market

,

Narrow market

,

National Market Advisory Board

,

Negotiated market

,

Off-balance-sheet financing

,

Off the books

,

Other current assets

,

Other long term liabilities

,

Overhead ratio

,

Office of Thrift Supervision

,

Offer

,

Offering price

,

Out-of-favor

,

Over-the-Counter

,

Off-floor order

,

On-floor order

,

Online broker

,

On margin

,

Option account

,

Or better

,

Outside broker

,

Other income

,

Open market operation

,

Omnibus account

,

Opinion of title

,

On account

,

On-the-spot loan

,

Open-end credit

,

Open-end mortgage

,

Open-end fund

,

Open-end management company

,

Option price

,

Options Prices Reporting Authority

,

Out of the money

,

Open-end lease

,

Own

,

Old age, survivors, and disability insurance

,

On-balance volume

,

Odd lot buy/sell ratio

,

Off-board

,

On close

,

On open

,

On the opening

,

Open market

,

Operationally efficient market

,

Outside market

,

Pooling of interests

,

Profit and loss statement

,

Par bond

,

Payment-in-kind security

,

Price Value of a Basis Point

,

Provisional call feature

,

Public bond

,

Public offering

,

Public purpose bond

,

Payment for order flow

,

Prime broker

,

Prime brokerage

,

Public limited partnership

,

Public Securities Association

,

Payout ratio

,

P&L

,

Provision for income taxes

,

Price index

,

Producer Price Index

,

Public goods

,

Public sector

,

Parity price

,

Physical market

,

Price limit

,

Primary market

,

Public company

,

Public offering price

,

Pour-over will

,

Power of Attorney

,

Prioritization of debt

,

Private Market Value

,

Publicly-traded fund

,

Price spread

,

Paid-in capital

,

Paid-in surplus

,

Percent held by institutions

,

Pre-syndicate bid

,

Private Investment in Public Equity

,

Public

,

Public equity

,

Publicly held

,

Publicly traded

,

Public ownership

,

Perfect capital market

,

Preservation of capital

,

Put ratio backspread

,

Point-and-figure chart

,

Profit ratio

,

Painting the tape

,

Play

,

Price range

,

Price-weighted index

,

Public book

,

Put/call ratio

,

Quote

,

Quote ticker

,

Quid

,

Reports and Records

,

Return of capital

,

Return on Capital

,

Return on Invested Capital

,

Return on Total Assets

,

Regional bank

,

Regulation Q

,

Reserve ratio

,

Redemption price

,

Registered security

,

Residual security

,

Restricted security

,

Reading the tape

,

Regulation D

,

Regulation G

,

Regulation T

,

Regulation U

,

Restricted account

,

Retail brokerage

,

Round of funding

,

Rules of Fair Practice

,

Rate of exchange

,

Reciprocal of European terms

,

Retail Price Index

,

Ratio

,

Regulation A

,

Right of first refusal

,

Right of rescission

,

Right to Know

,

Revolving line of credit

,

Right of recourse

,

Rule of 78

,

Ratio calendar combination

,

Ratio calendar spread

,

Ratio spread

,

Ratio write

,

Real estate broker

,

Right of redemption

,

Retirement Equity Act of 1984

,

Risk/return trade-off

,

Ratio analysis

,

Return on Capital Employed

,

Rate of return

,

Real rate of return

,

SEC filing

,

Selling, General and Administrative Expenses

,

SG&A

,

Savings account

,

Savings and Loan

,

Savings bank

,

Sight letter of credit

,

S&L

,

State bank

,

SEC

,

Secondary market

,

Securities and Exchange Commission

,

Sell

,

Stamped security

,

SEC fee

,

Securities analyst

,

Securities Industry Association

,

Securities Investor Protection Corporation

,

Securities loan

,

Segregation of securities

,

Sell limit order

,

Sell order

,

Sell plus

,

Sell-side analyst

,

Sell the book

,

Stop price

,

Street broker

,

Sweep account

,

Syndicate bid

,

Standard of living

,

Supply-side economics

,

Settlement price

,

Spot market

,

Spot price

,

Second-to-die insurance

,

Separate account

,

Short interest ratio

,

Stock market

,

Subscription price

,

Statute of Limitations

,

Sale and leaseback

,

Satisfaction of debt

,

Secondary mortgage market

,

Securities lending

,

Security interest

,

Security loan

,

Senior security

,

Staggered board of directors

,

Selling the spread

,

Short market value

,

Special use property

,

Savings Incentive Match Plan for Employees

,

Self-directed retirement account

,

SEP Plan

,

Social Security

,

Social Security Tax

,

Share price

,

Split-adjusted price

,

Security analysis

,

Selling short against the box

,

Shorting against the box

,

S Corporation

,

Short-term gain or loss

,

Sin tax

,

Subchapter M

,

Subchapter S Corporation

,

Schedule C

,

Securities Act of 1933

,

Securities Acts Amendments of 1975

,

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

,

Securities fraud

,

Seek a market

,

Specialist market

,

S&P phenomenon

,

Stop and reverse

,

T-Bill

,

Term to maturity

,

Treasury Inflation-Protected Security

,

Trust-preferred security

,

Take a position

,

Two-sided market

,

Two-way market

,

Trailing P/E

,

Tender offer

,

Tenancy by the entirety

,

TED spread

,

Truth in Lending

,

Tenancy at will

,

Top hat plan

,

The Street

,

Timing the market

,

Tax identification number

,

Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997

,

Tax Reform Act of 1986

,

Tax Reform Act of 1993

,

Take a bath

,

Target price

,

Thin market

,

Third market

,

Tight market

,

Transparent market

,

U.S. Government Agency Security

,

U.S. Savings Bond

,

U.S. Treasury

,

U.S. Treasury Bill

,

U.S. Treasury Bond

,

U.S. Treasury Note

,

U.S. Treasury Securities

,

Undermargined account

,

Uniform Securities Act

,

Underlying security

,

Uncovered call

,

Unit of trade

,

Unit of trading

,

Variable ratio write

,

Variable ratio plan

,

Wrap account

,

World Bank

,

Whisper number

,

Wage price spiral

,

Waiver of premium

,

Widow-and-orphan stock

,

W-2 Form

,

W formation

,

Weak market

,

When, as, and if issued

,

Wide market

,

X or XD

,

Year-To-Date

,

Yankee bond market

,

Yield to call

,

Yield to maturity

,

Yield to worst

,

Y shares


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