Make a market

A dealer is said to make a market when he quotes bid and offered prices at which he stands ready to buy and sell. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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Ⅰ.
make a market (in sth)
to be ready, willing, and able to buy or sell particular bonds, shares, etc. as a dealer: »

Western investment banks are being allowed to make a market in Chinese domestic shares.

Main Entry: make
Ⅱ.
make a market
STOCK MARKET to deal in shares, bonds, etc. (= buy and sell them for others), so that buyers do not have to find sellers directly: »

Most of the main dealing banks will make markets only with real investors, not traders.

Main Entry: market

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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