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Finance Glossary

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Backing Away


A no-no. A market maker offers to buy 100,000 shares of MSFT from you at $26.12 - then says "um, no". That's an NASD violation. In practice, trading is done among generally trusted and known parties so if a player backs away from trades, the rest of the field simply stops doing business with them and they wither and die.