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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.

 
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 Ask: 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.

 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.

 Away: A trade, quote, or market that does not originate with the dealer in question, for example, "the Bid is 98 10 away (from me)."A trade, quote, or market that does not originate with the dealer in question, e.g., the Bid is 98-10 away from me.

 Away: A trade, quote, or market that does not originate with the dealer in question, for example, "the Bid is 98 10 away (from me)."A trade, quote, or market that does not originate with the dealer in question, e.g., the Bid is 98-10 away from me.

 Bid asked spread: The difference between the Bid and asked prices.

 
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