play an important role in the capital market by promoting liquidity in the market though buying and selling commodity future contracts in return for a bid/ask spread.
Not surprisingly, the institutions most radically affected by the changes in the financial world will be broker/dealers, market-makers
and the exchanges themselves.
Not all brokerage firms like the plan, which could diminish the role of powerful market-makers
in Nasdaq stocks.
Some intermediaries are market-makers
, who set ask and bid prices at which they buy and sell for their own accounts (e.
Once the 30 day period has expired other market-makers
may file form 15c-211.
The following institutions are market-makers
in the index: Bank of America; Bear Stearns; Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan; Lehman Brothers; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; Nomura International; RBS Greenwich Capital; UBS; and Wachovia.
in the index at launch include the following: Bank of America; Barclays Capital; Bear Stearns; BNP Paribas; Citigroup; Credit Suisse; Deutsche Bank; Goldman Sachs; JPMorgan; Lehman Brothers; Merrill Lynch; Morgan Stanley; RBS Greenwich; UBS; and Wachovia.
The firm is not only a leading market-maker
in all of the S&P 500 stocks as well as over 200 NASDAQ issues, it is also one of the largest market-makers
in US convertible bonds, preferred stocks, warrants, units, and rights.
Idapta's B2B ecommerce solutions and services include Commerce OP(TM), an open, scalable operating system that seamlessly integrates best-of-breed applications and services; MarketExchange(TM), the only all-in-one software application that brings together multiple trading mechanisms, including exchange, auction, reverse auction, fixed-price and more; and eMarket Performance Center(TM), a facility dedicated to helping B2B market-makers
assess the performance and scalability of their emarkets through rigorous offline, simulated testing.
Margin debt is extended in both these markets as well although heavily concentrated in options market-makers
, while no market-maker
composes a significant portion of debt outstanding.
with $60 million in annual revenues, is one of the leading NASDAQ market-makers
Also, remember that some of the key rules or laws that govern "short interest" activity do not apply to market-makers