One-Sided Market Definition
A one-sided market is relatively rare in over-the-counter products like Forex. It’s more common in exchange-traded environments. This is because exchanges rely on their participants to add liquidity to the market. Unlike a broker, Exchanges can’t go to different sources for liquidity, they are just a trading venue that brings different participants together.
A very good example of a one-sided market was seen in late 2017 when the price of Bitcoin rose significantly. At this time, lots of people wanted to buy Bitcoin and no one wanted to sell Bitcoin. This caused a one-sided market. A one-sided market typically coincides with a massive rise or fall in price. This is due to big changes in the supply and demand of a product.