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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

What Are Market Makers?

One term that you may come across from time to time is that of market makers. Now, you are likely to hear both good things as well as a few bad things when it comes to these guys. The question is, what is it that they do?

A market maker is a broker that buys and sells penny stocks at 100 shares per transaction. While this may not seem like a whole lot, it can be a system that provides benefits to those that are dabbling into the penny stock markets. Why is that? It’s simple.

The market marker system allows for market makers to purchase and sell shares at various prices. They do in fact set the price for the shares and this can help to keep purchases that are going back and forth increasing in value. In other words, each time that they buy or sell in that amount per purchase, they are able to set the tone for the penny stock, helping to increase the stock’s benefit to you, the share holder.

Of course, it is good to have several money markets into this process as the more trading there is, the better the penny stock will fair as with any type of stock out there.

To learn the names of the actual market makers that are dealing with the penny stock that you are interested in, simply consult the pink sheets. They are generally listed there for your use.


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