Market maker

Definition:

Used in the context of general equities. One who maintains firm bid and offer prices in a given security by standing ready to buy or sell round lots at publicly quoted prices. See: Agent, dealer, specialist.

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Perfect hedge

A situation in which the profit and loss from the underlying asset and the hedge position are equal.

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