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 Backstop liquidity providers on FTX were market makers who agreed to handle positions in large accounts near liquidation. WSJ, 30 Oct. 2023 Alameda acted legally as an FTX customer, payment processor, and market maker for customers looking to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, Weiss wrote. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 9 Oct. 2023 Treasury minister Andrew Griffith met with market makers who deal in UK government bonds, known as gilts, and the DMO on Jan. 23 to discuss funding needs for the next financial year and concerns that soaring sales could outstrip investor demand. Tom Rees,, 5 Feb. 2023 At least five lenders, according to the Wall Street Journal, were processing payments for peer-to-peer transactions, or when an exchange’s customers buy and sell to each other rather than through a market maker. Byben Weiss, Fortune Crypto, 27 Sep. 2023 Behind the scenes, market makers and exchanges are working together to press their case with policymakers, with firms that typically compete with each other sharing data to help explain their economic benefits to Chicago. Isis Almeida, Fortune, 18 Sep. 2023 Monday’s launch consisted of 143 million Worldcoins, of which 100 million were loaned to market makers and the remainder allocated to investors who verified with the project’s Orb technology in the pre-launch phase. Time, 25 July 2023 Citadel, the hedge fund business, and Citadel Securities, the market maker, have doubled staff in Asia since 2020 to more than 400 people, even as some Wall Street firms pull back from the region. Lulu Yilun Chen, Fortune, 29 Aug. 2023 For example, a fund or market maker that pays with its native BNB coin gets 25% off on spot transactions, and a 10% reduction on futures. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 10 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1962, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of market maker was in 1962

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“Market maker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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