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• Also known as an Ask Price or Offer Price. The price a seller is currently willing to accept for a particular security. On NASDAQ, this is the price at which a Market Maker is willing to sell a stock. See also: Bid; Quotation.

• Is the price requested, at the minimum, for an order to be acceptable and executed for the seller.

• This is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price.

 
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 Ask price: A dealer's price to sell a security; also called the offer price.This is the price dealers are willing to sell securities at. This is typically higher than the price dealers are willing to buy securities (called bid price). The difference between the Ask and bid prices is called the bid-ask spread and represents the profit to the dealer for supplying immediate execution services.See Ask.

 Ask price: A dealer's price to sell a security; also called the offer price.This is the price dealers are willing to sell securities at. This is typically higher than the price dealers are willing to buy securities (called bid price). The difference between the Ask and bid prices is called the bid-ask spread and represents the profit to the dealer for supplying immediate execution services.See Ask.

 Bid: The price at which a buyer offers to buy a security.The price the dealer offers to buy securities. The bid price is typically lower the Ask price which represents the dealer s selling price.An indication by an investor, a trader or a dealer of a willingness to buy a security or commodity. The price at which an investor can sell to a broker-dealer. The quoted bid is the price at which a Market Maker is willing to buy a stock. See also: Best Bid; Quotation.Is the price that a buyer is willing to pay.

 Bid price: The price a buyer is willing to pay for a security.This is the quoted bid, or the highest price an investor is willing to pay to buy a security. Practically speaking, this is the available price at which an investor can sell shares of stock. Related: Ask, offer.

 Dealer: Is an organization which transacts trades on the behalf of its proprietary account. This activity is opposed to a broker which transacts trades for the account of its customer. The dealer is usually compensated by the spread.A dealer, as opposed to a broker, acts as a principal in security transactions, selling securities from, and buying securities for, its own position.An entity that stands ready and willing to buy a security for its own account (at its bid price) or sell from its own account (at its Ask price).A dealer, as opposed to a broker, acts as a principal in all transactions, buying and selling for his own account.

 
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