• To purchase an asset; taking a long position.
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| ||All or none: Requirement that none of an order be executed unless all of it can be executed at the specified price.Requirement that none of an order be executed unless all of it can be executed at the specified price.AON. Is also called All or Nothing. The order must be completed in its entirety or not at all. Here, there are no partial fills.Abbreviated AON. Used on a Buy or sell order to instruct the broker to fill the order entirely or fill none at all.|
| ||Analyst: Also known as a Financial Analyst or Security Analyst. Analysts have expertise in evaluating investments, and typically are employed by brokerage firms, investment advisors, or mutual funds. They make Buy, sell, and hold recommendations on securities, and many specialize in industries or sectors.Employee of a brokerage or fund management house who studies companies and makes Buy-and-sell recommendations on their stocks. Most specialize in a specific industry.|
| ||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.|
| ||Back spread or backspread: Is a position where you Buy more options relative to the number of sold options. This strategy typically is placed in the expectation of a dramatic move. Compare to Ratio Spread.|
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