third market maker(redirected from Third Market Makers)
Third Market Maker
A third party on an exchange that is willing to buy or sell for a given price. Brokers often execute orders through third market makers either because the broker does not belong to a member firm on the exchange or because the third market maker pays the broker a small commission to direct trades to him/her.
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third market maker
A firm that stands ready to buy or sell at publicly quoted prices a stock listed for trading on an exchange. A broker may send a customer order for stock listed on an exchange to a third market maker for execution.
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