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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Make A Market
Standing by ready to buy or sell a particular security as a dealer for its own account and provide liquidity for its clients.
Dealers are said to make a market when they quote bid and offered prices at which they stand ready to buy and sell.
To be ready, willing and able to buy or sell a particular security as a dealer. The individual who does this is called a specialist if the security is listed, or a market maker if the security is traded over-the-counter.