Here's an even better one https://www.investopedia.com/terms/m/makeamarket.asp Do you think Fidelity has to have a "market maker" for Kodak? Sure the broker has to be able to cover all their positions. "Making a market" has more to do with OTC trades and oddball financial instruments than the NYSE. THIS HAS GONE WAY OFF TOPIC. My original intent when I started this was to express my surprise at the market performance of Eastman Kodak. I'm wasn't trying to kickoff the countdown to doomsday.