Market makers

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Mondo Visione  Nov 21  Comment 
Tbricks today announced that Cebulon, the Amsterdam-based derivatives market maker, has selected Tbricks as the backbone of their market making and derivatives trading business.  ”As an options market maker we actively participate in highly...
Forbes  Nov 11  Comment 
November 17 will be a landmark day. That's the scheduled launch day of Shanghai-Hong Kong Connect, the biggest step yet towards integrating the stock markets of China and Hong Kong. At stake is the creation of the second biggest stock market in...
Mondo Visione  Oct 29  Comment 
From 3 November, Yandex ordinary shares (YNDX) will be added to the Equity Market Making program, having been admitted to trading with partial collateral from 13 October. The premium rate paid to market makers for entering quotes doubling...
Mondo Visione  Sep 1  Comment 
EEX welcomes PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna S.A. as Market Maker for further CO2 Markets. PGE has been active as Market Maker on the Spot Market for EU allowances (EUA) since December 2013. In addition, PGE will also quote on the Spot Market for...
DailyFinance  Aug 19  Comment 
Deutsche Bank México, S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, División Fiduciaria F/1616 o Fibra Inn (BMV:FINN13) (“Fibra Inn” or “the Company”), a Mexican real estate investment trust specializing in the hotel...
Mondo Visione  Jul 9  Comment 
Starting with January 3, 2014, became effective the new BVB market making program. The program, part of the Three Pillars plan, targets to develop the market making activity on the stock exchange and to enhance the liquidity and the market...
Canada.com  Jun 10  Comment 
The Calgary housing market is so hot that an economist reported Tuesday that only 15 condominiums in the city remained built and unsold last month




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Market makers are individuals or representatives of firms whose function is to ensure liquidity in the securities markets, through bids and offers to the public in the absence of an offer from a counterparty. When traders place an order to buy a certain security which nobody is queuing to sell, market makers sell that security from their own portfolio or reserve. Similarly, they will buy a security in absence of other buyers.

In doing so, market orders are continuously moving, eradicating sudden surges and ditches due to buying and selling imbalance. Market makers earn profits through a spread between their buying price (bid) and their selling price (ask). The ask is always higher than the bid, allowing the market maker to profit from their inventory.

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