DislikedA market maker (or a bucketshop some like to say - but that not always true - there are 'honest' market makers) generally mirrors prices from the REAL world, and takes (most of it at least) the risk on their own book -Ignored
I appreciate your "sliding scale" analogy. So, Market Makers or even the ECN brokers can program their automated systems to different degrees of screwing power? However, they must balance between keeping the customers happy so they stay and screwing the customers so they don't get screwed?
Can a market maker program his system with a higher screwing power towards a specific individual account?