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

Additional Comments:

A low demand for a stock translates to the market being offered down to the lowest price at which a person is willing to sell. Off-floor traders buy at the ask price and sell at the bid price.

Together, the bid and ask prices constitute a quotation or quote, and the difference between the two prices is the bid-ask spread. The bid-ask dynamic is common to all stocks and options.

In other words, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price.

Related Terms:

Bid-Asked Spread
The difference between bid and offer prices. The difference between what buyers are willing to pay and ...

The bid is the highest price a prospective buyer is prepared to pay for a trading ...

The lowest price at which the market-maker is willing to sell. ...

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