market maker

noun

Definition of market maker

: an intermediary in a stock exchange who controls buy and sell orders (as by purchase and resale) for a particular stock or group of stocks

Examples of market maker in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While doing so, the market maker also takes a short position in the futures market or buys a put option or bearish bet, keeping his exposure price-neutral. Omkar Godbole, Forbes, 6 June 2022 In return, the market maker pays the broker for the right to fill the investors’ orders. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2022 Earlier this year, the House Financial Services Committee asked Reddit CEO Steve Huffman to testify alongside executives at Robinhood, market maker Citadel, and hedge fund Melvin Capital. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 12 June 2021 Many decentralized applications function by virtue of aggregating capital into liquidity pools which serve the role of a market maker. Nicholas Gans, Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 When an investor places an order to buy a stock on its app, Robinhood routes the order to a market maker like Citadel Securities, which then handles execution — and pays Robinhood for that privilege. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 When an investor places an order to buy a stock on its app, Robinhood routes the order to a market maker like Citadel Securities, which then handles execution — and pays Robinhood for that privilege. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 When an investor places an order to buy a stock on its app, Robinhood routes the order to a market maker like Citadel Securities, which then handles execution — and pays Robinhood for that privilege. Julia Horowitz, CNN, 19 Oct. 2021 The company does not act as a market maker or trade any of its own assets, Yates says. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of market maker

1962, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2022

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“Market maker.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/market%20maker. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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