Market makers

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Mondo Visione  Apr 8  Comment 
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) issued an executive decision to start applying the regulations for both ETFs and market maker activity.  The new regulations for market maker stressed on its providing an endorsement stating separation between the...
DailyFinance  Mar 28  Comment 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 03/28/14 -- Canamex Resources Corp. ("Canamex" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: CSQ)(OTCQX: CNMXF)(FRANKFURT: CX6) is pleased to announce that it has retained Venture Liquidity Providers Inc....
Mondo Visione  Mar 25  Comment 
Currently OneChicago absorbs the OCC clearing fee for all OneChicago Market Markers. This process will be discontinued. Beginning April 1, 2014 the OCC clearing fee will be passed along to all OneChicago Market Makers.
The Economic Times  Mar 7  Comment 
Sensex hit an all-time intraday high of 21,960.89 and then went on to make life closing high of 21,919.79.
FX Street  Mar 5  Comment 
GBP/USD - Price Remains Above Dynamic Support, Market Making Higher Lows The pound-dollar pushed... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 27  Comment 
Although the RBI allows banks to provide credit facilities to market makers on the basis of their commercial judgment, most of these funds are provided as advance against shares.
Mondo Visione  Jan 24  Comment 
The Nigerian Stock Exchange in partnership with J. STREICHER Advisory LLC, one of the top NYSE Designated Market Maker and oldest in the world organized training for NSE Market Makers and at The Stock Exchange Building in Lagos in the third week...
Mondo Visione  Dec 27  Comment 
The Lahore Stock Exchange in assurance to keep its capital market running efficiently has initiated to work on constructing a framework to appoint the market makers.  It is believed that upon the induction of market makers, LSE would enjoy a...
SeekingAlpha  Dec 13  Comment 
This investment activity is mankind's second most serious game, next to war. No second chances. You snooze, you lose. Bought when you shoulda sold? Too bad. Do it right next time, or soon there won't be any next time - for you. Every trade has...
FX Street  Sep 27  Comment 
Based on the record stock market highs in September and the lack of a follow-through, the stock... For more information, read our latest forex news and reports.




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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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