bid and asked


bid and asked
bid and asked ˌbid and ˈasked adjective
FINANCE relating to the highest price a buyer is willing to pay and the lowest price a seller is willing to accept:

• The OTC Bulletin Board will provide bid and asked quotes on the smaller stocks.

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bid and asked UK US adjective (also bid and ask)
STOCK MARKET used to describe the price that someone pays when buying shares, etc. and gets when selling them: »

Prices for options are quoted as bid and asked.

See also ASKED PRICE(Cf. ↑asked price), BID PRICE(Cf. ↑bid price)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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