One-way market

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One-way market

(1) A market in which only one side, the bid or asked, is quoted or firm. (2) A market that is moving strongly in one direction.

One-Way Market

A market in which there are only potential buyers or potential sellers, but not both. That is, quotes for a one-way market only have a bid or an ask price. One-way markets are, by their nature, illiquid, and, on most exchanges, dealers and/or market makers exist to prevent them from forming. However, regulations sometimes require a one-way market to form, at least temporarily. For example, some countries forbid the resale of an IPO for a certain period of time.
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Investment in short-term government securities, which have faced periods of one sided market activity and delays in repayment, has increased in recent periods on account of limited avenues for funds' deployment.
Despite the success of the deal, the IPO still leaves Kenya with one of the more one sided markets in Africa.