Market makers provide liquidity to the market by quoting bid and ask prices for most of the time. The pricing in absolute terms is not as important as finding relative mispricing. The market microstructure is often used to develop trading strategies.

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What is Toxic FX Flow debate!

So, basically i want to debate and find out the real reason behind being flag by ECNs and venues as "toxic". How to avoid being flag? What kind of strategies are toxic and why? Below is an article ...
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FIX engine for very low latency

We are building a new system where latency is key. Either commercial or opensource, our goal is to have an easy to implement fix engine where low latency is key.
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How does a Broker-Dealer lend shares to other Broker-Dealers?

Is it possible to find out how a OTC Broker-Dealer in thinly-traded equities lends shares for short-sales to other Broker-Dealers. Which platform or process is involved?
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Market Making Literature

I am not sure if this is the correct site to ask this, if not I apologize. I have noticed some markets that lack in liquidity, and wonder why market makers in these markets cannot provide liquidity ...
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Historical list of Primary Dealers in Europe

I would be interested in a list of all the banks and financial institutions that have been Primary Dealers in the European Union from the 1980s until today. For a current list you can check this pdf ...
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Reading Recommendations on ETF's / “Factor certificates”

I'm looking for some good papers on exchange traded funds, especially on so called factor certificates (e.g. 2x underlying long, so when the underlying moves 1% the certificate moves by 2%). My ...
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Bid, Ask and pnl allocation

I am quite new to the field of market making and was asking myself the following question: Suppose I have 2 clients: lets call them client 1 and 2. I'm market maker. Client 1 buys 100 shares from ...