Definitions for "Market-maker"
Keywords:  orderly, bid, specialist, makers, firm
An exchange member on the trading floor who buys and sells options for his or her own account and who has the responsibility of making bids and offers and maintaining a fair and orderly market. See also Specialist / specialist group / specialist system
A participant in the financial markets who guarantees to make simultaneously a bid and an offer for a financial contract with a pre-set bid/offer spread (or a schedule of spreads corresponding to different market conditions) up to a pre-determined maximum contract amount.. Naked Option Writing The act of selling options without having any offsetting exposure in the underlying cash instrument.
An authorised person who deals in securities as a principal and has authority from a stock exchange or other trade organiser to display prices to the public on certain conditions