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Bid-Asked Spread




The difference between bid and offer prices.

The difference between what buyers are willing to pay and what sellers are asking for in terms of price.



Additional Comments:

The term asked is usually used in over-the-counter trading. The term offered is used in exchange trading. The bid and asked, or offered, prices together comprise a quotation, or quote.

Related Terms:

Ask
The lowest price acceptable to a prospective seller of a security. ...

Closing Quote
The last bid and offer prices of a particular stock at the close of a day’s ...

Futures
A term used to designate all contracts covering the purchase and sale of financial instruments or ...





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