Meaning of make a market in English:

make a market


  • Take part in active dealing in particular shares or other assets.

    ‘the illiquidity of gamma stocks means that it is difficult to make a market in them’
    • ‘The stock is mainly held by the Burke family and some insiders, but a single broker in Alexandria does make a market in it, and five years ago Testa got his hands on some shares.’
    • ‘But once the investment banks dropped coverage of these companies, their trading departments stopped making a market in their stock and liquidity dried up.’
    • ‘If a source is a sell-side analyst covering a stock for a broker who makes a market in that stock, and the source says ‘buy,’ you discount it.’