bid-ask quote

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a statement of the prices that are being offered and asked for a security or option contract

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  • Bid-Ask Quote —    A two way price comprises a bid, or the price at which a dealer is willing to buy, and an ask (or offer) at which a dealer is willing to sell. The bid, by definition, is always below the ask and is always the first quoted price. The difference …   Financial and business terms

  • Bid Size — The number of shares being offered for purchase at a specified bid price, that a buyer is willing to purchase at that bid price. For example, if an investor wants to buy 200 shares of Company ABC at $10 per share, the bid size is 200 shares. A… …   Investment dictionary

  • Bid price — A bid price is the highest price that a buyer (i.e., bidder) is willing to pay for a good. It is usually referred to simply as the bid. In bid and ask, the bid price stands in contrast to the ask price or offer , and the difference between the… …   Wikipedia

  • Ask — The price a seller is willing to accept for a security, also known as the offer price. Along with the price, the ask quote will generally also stipulate the amount of the security willing to be sold at that price. Sometimes called the ask. This… …   Investment dictionary

  • bid price — bid or bid price The trading price acceptable to a prospective buyer of securities. American Banker Glossary 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 …   Financial and business terms

  • quote — An indication of current bids and offers in the market on a particular contract or spread. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary The highest bid price and the lowest offer price for a security at any particular time. An offer to buy or sell a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Quote — 1. The last price at which a security or commodity traded, meaning the most recent price on which a buyer and seller agreed and at which some amount of the asset was transacted. 2. The bid or ask quotes are the most current prices and quantities… …   Investment dictionary

  • bid — An offer by an intending purchaser to pay a designated price for property which is about to be sold at auction. An offer to perform a contract for work and labor or supplying materials or goods at a specified price. Public contracts are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • bid — An offer by an intending purchaser to pay a designated price for property which is about to be sold at auction. An offer to perform a contract for work and labor or supplying materials or goods at a specified price. Public contracts are… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Financial quote — A Financial Quotation refers to specific Market data relating to a security or commodity. While the term quote specifically refers to the bid or ask of an instrument, it may be more generically used to relate to the last price which the security… …   Wikipedia

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