marketmaker

Definitions

Accounting

  • noun a person or firm that buys and sells shares on the stock market and offers to do so

Economics

  • noun a person who buys or sells shares on the stock market and offers to do so in a certain list of securities. A marketmaker operates a book, listing the securities he or she is willing to buy or sell, and makes money by charging a commission on each transaction.

Investing

  • noun a person or firm that buys and sells shares on the stock market and offers to do so
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