orderly market

Orderly Market

1. A market in which supply and demand for a product or security are roughly equal. Because of this, orderly markets tend not to be volatile and prices tend to reflect the true value of the product or security. It is possible for orderly markets to exist for some products and securities while volatile markets prevail in others. However, major orderliness or volatility tend to spread into the markets as a whole. See also: Buyer's market, Seller's market, Panic selling.

2. An exchange in which bid prices and ask prices are provided consistently, and in which there are few price fluctuations and no large ones. The presence of an orderly market on an exchange is often due to both diligence on the part of market specialists and the existence of an orderly market in the above sense.

orderly market

A market in which bid and ask prices are continually provided and price changes between transactions are relatively small. It is the specialist's job to maintain an orderly market in assigned securities on the floor of an exchange.
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In a statement, the central bank said, 'In the event of developments that threaten the orderly functioning of markets or that may have financial stability implications, the SARB may consider becoming involved in foreign exchange markets to ensure orderly market conditions.
There is a degree of uncertainty and there wouldn't be an orderly market if listing of the shares was to resume because of the lack of relevant information.
The market will open - and the most important thing is to have an orderly market," he said, adding that US dollars would be available in the market and the banks were liquid.
We are still some way from achieving an orderly market and, with a series of above-inflation tax increases imposed on tobacco products over the past 12 months, there is genuine concern that tobacco smuggling will escalate.
With the CARE Act, Congress is taking a step toward preventing the erosion of the states' ability to regulate alcohol, by clarifying that states have the primary authority to regulate alcohol and reaffirming commitment to state-based regulation, which promotes responsible consumption and maintains an orderly market.
Specifically, it proposes establishing an ''autonomous, orderly market economy,'' realizing ''balanced finances'' and achieving constitutional amendments.
The requirement, first introduced in October 2008, contributes to a fair and orderly market, a statement said.
Although FAS 157 has always allowed the use of analysis and judgment in determining fair value when no orderly market exists or the only market-based inputs available are derived from distressed transactions, practice and concerns over legal liability have resulted in the continued use of stale or distressed transaction pricing.
There is a real need to stabilise the economy and increase the supply of mortgage finance to ensure an orderly market.
However, the Bank was guarded in its comments and at the end of yesterday's discussions issued a brief statement saying: "The Bank of England and the banks agreed to continue their close dialogue with the objective of restoring more orderly market conditions.
Eli Lederman said of the appointment: "Turquoise has a duty to operate an orderly market and Ian's proven abilities and experience will ensure we comply fully with our responsibilities to the market place.
Buyers are not going to be able to bid prices up more, sellers are not going to place things on the market and we are going to have a more orderly market, we are going to have the supply and demand in balance because when they are in balance, prices don't rise.