Economics of Financial Markets money market participants

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  • Money Market participants
    • Ultimate Lender and Borrower
    • Broker
      • acting as an agent for lenders
    • Issue housing
      • intermediary who issues new securities on behalf of the borrower
    • Market maker
      • intermediary who holds stock and securities and quotes a price for each security that is bought and sold
    • Arbitrageurs
      • buys and sells financial assets to make a profit from market anomalies (short term, no risk)
    • Speculators
      • takes a position believing that they know better than the market (risky)
    • Hedger
      • buys or sells assets to avoid risks

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