Quote Driven


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Quote Driven

Describing an exchange where the bid-ask spread is determined by quotes given by dealers or market makers with the duty to maintain a liquid market. A quote driven market contrasts with an order driven market, where the bid-ask spread is determined by orders directly by investors. A quote driven market is also called a price driven market and is usually on an electronic exchange.
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Since forex market all over the world is quote driven and is regulated by the central bank, hence operating in this market has unique problems of its own.
The approval is conditional upon the move of the OFEX market into a competing quote driven system during 2004, and subject to appropriate regulatory and technical approvals.
He pointed to differences between the equity and options markets, saying that "The options market is a quote driven market with hundreds of thousands of options series, most of which are constantly changing due to changes in the price of the underlying instrument" making it very difficult for an options exchange to display the national best bid offer price continuously and thereby making a mechanism that sought out the best bid offer price advantageous to the customer.