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Market Maker




A dealer willing to accept the risk of holding a particular security in his or her own account to facilitate trading in that security.


Additional Comments:

On the over-the-counter markets, there are individuals and companies that maintain bids and offers for stocks.  They must be prepared to buy or sell stocks from investors at any time.

List of market Makers that you see on level II:



      
  • ABLE - Natexis Bleichroeder Inc.


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  • ABNA - ABN Amro Incorporated


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  • ADAM - Canaccord Adams Inc.


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  • AGED - A. G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.


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  • ALPS - Alpine Securities Corporation


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  • ANDZ - Assent LLC


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  • AUTO - Automated Trading Desk Financial Services, LLC


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  • AVON - Avondale Partners, LLC


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  • BARD - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated


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  • BBNT - Scott & Stringfellow, Inc.


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  • BERN - Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., LLC


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  • BEST - Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc.


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  • BKST - Brookstreet Securities Corporation


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  • BMOC - Harris Nesbitt Corp.


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  • BMUR - Brean Murray, Carret & Co., LLC.


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  • BNCH - The Benchmark Company, LLC


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  • BOFA - Banc of America Securities LLC


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  • BSIC - Basic Investors Inc.


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  • BUCK - The Buckingham Research Group Incorporated


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  • BWNT - First American Capital and Trading Corporation


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  • CANT - Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.


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  • CDRG - Citadel Derivatives Group LLC


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  • CEUT - C.E. Unterberg, Towbin (A California Limited Partnership)


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  • CHDN - Chardan Capital Markets LLC


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  • CHLM - Craig-Hallum Capital Group LLC


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  • CIBC - CIBC World Markets Corp.


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  • COWN - Cowen and Company, LLC


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  • CRIS - Caris & Company, Inc.


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  • CRTC - CRT Capital Group LLC


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  • CWCO - Crowell, Weedon & Co.


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  • DADA - D.A. Davidson & Co.


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  • DAVA - Davenport & Company LLC


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  • DBAB - Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.


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  • DOMS - Domestic Securities, Inc.


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  • DOTC - Dougherty & Company LLC


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  • DRCO - Dahlman Rose & Company, LLC


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  • EFGI - Empire Financial Group, Inc.


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  • EKNS - EKN Financial Services Inc.


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  • ETRD - E*Trade Capital Markets LLC


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  • FACT - First Albany Capital Inc.


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  • FAGI - Fagenson & Co., Inc.


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  • FANA - First Analysis Securities Corporation


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  • FBCO - Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC


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  • FBRC - Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Co., Inc.


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  • FPKI - Fox-Pitt, Kelton Incorporated


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  • FRAN - Wm. V. Frankel & Co., Incorporated


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  • FSWC - First Southwest Company


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  • GARC - ICAP Corporates LLC


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  • GNLN - Gunnallen Financial, Inc.


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  • GROW - Pacific Growth Equities, LLC


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  • GSCO - Goldman, Sachs & Co.


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  • HAMR - W.R. Hambrecht + Co., LLC


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  • HDLY - J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc.


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  • HDSN - Hudson Securities, Inc.


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  • HILL - Hill Thompson Magid and Co., Inc.


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  • HRNB - Harris Nesbitt Corp.


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  • HSBC - HSBC Securities, Inc.


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  • JANY - Janney Montgomery Scott Inc.


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  • JEFF - Jefferies & Company, Inc.


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  • JGUN - Joseph Gunnar & Co. LLC


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  • JPMS - J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.


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  • JPTC - J.P. Turner & Company, L.L.C.


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  • JRCO - Johnson Rice & Company L.L.C.


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  • JSLP - Joseph Stevens & Company, Inc.


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  • JSSF - JMP Securities LLC


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  • KBRO - Kaufman Bros., L.P.


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  • KBWI - Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc.


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  • KING - C. L. King & Associates, Inc.


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  • LAZA - Lazard Capital Markets, LLC


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  • LEER - Leerink Swann & Company


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  • LEHM - Lehman Brothers Inc.


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  • LYON - Calyon Securities (USA) Inc.


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  • MADF - Bernard L. Madoff


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  • MAXM - Maxim Group LLC


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  • MDLD - McDonald Investments Inc.


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  • MERI - Merriman Curhan Ford & Co.


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  • MJSK - Miller Johnson Steichen Kinnard Inc.


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  • MLCO - Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner


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  • MOKE - Morgan, Keegan & Company, Inc.


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  • MSCO - Morgan Stanley & Co., Incorporated


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  • MURF - Murphy & Durieu


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  • MWRE - FTN Midwest Securities Corp.


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  • NATY - Natcity Investments, Inc.


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  • NEED - Needham & Company, LLC


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  • NFSC - National Financial Services LLC


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  • NITE - Knight Equity Markets, L.P.


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  • OGRU - Oscar Gruss & Son, Incorporated


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  • OPCO - Oppenheimer & Co., Inc.


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  • PACS - Pacific Crest Securities Inc.


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  • PERT - Pershing LLC


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  • PIPR - Piper Jaffray & Co.


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  • PRUS - Prudential Equity Group, Inc.


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  • PUNK - Punk, Ziegel & Company, L.P.


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  • RAJA - Raymond James & Associates, Inc.


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  • RBCM - RBC Capital Markets Corporation


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  • RHCO - SunTrust Capital Markets, Inc.


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  • RILY - B. Riley And Co. Inc.


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  • RODM - Rodman & Renshaw, LLC


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  • ROTH - Roth Capital Partners, LLC


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  • RYAN - Ryan, Beck & Co., LLC


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  • SALI - Sterne, Agee & Leach, Inc.


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  • SBSH - Citigroup Global Markets Inc.


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  • SDLR - Sandler, O Neill & Partners, L.P.


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  • SEAB - Seaboard Securities, Inc.


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  • SIMM - Simmons & Company International


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  • SKYC - Sky Capital LLC


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  • SMHI - Sanders Morris Harris Inc.


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  • SNCM - Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Incorporated


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  • SOCO - Capital One Southcoast, Inc


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  • SPHN - Stephens Inc.


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  • STCS - First American Capital and Trading Corporation


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  • STFG - Stanford Group Company


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  • SUSQ - Susquehanna Capital Group


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  • TASL - Tradition Asiel Securities Inc.


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  • TDCM - TD Waterhouse Capital Markets, Inc.


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  • TDCO - Thompson Davis & Co., Inc.


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  • THNK - ThinkEquity Partners LLC


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  • TMBR - Timber Hill LLC


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  • TRLN - Tradelink Securities, LLC


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  • TWPT - Thomas Weisel Partners LLC


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  • UBSS - UBS Securities LLC


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  • VFIN - Vfinance Investments, Inc


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  • VNDM - Vandham Securities Corp.


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  • WBLR - William Blair & Company L.L.C.


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  • WCHV - Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC


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  • WEDB - Wedbush Morgan Securities Inc.


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  • WEED - Weeden & Co.L.P.





Related Terms:

SEC
Securities and Exchange Commission: A commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect ...

End Markets
A company's end markets refer to the broad underlying markets into which it sells its products ...

504
Rule 504 of Regulation D provides an exemption from the registration requirements of the federal securities ...





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