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Also called " asking price" or "offer." It's the price at which the seller is willing to sell his/her futures contract ( asset). The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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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. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary
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Also called "offer." Indicates a willingness to sell a futures or options on futures contract at a given price. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
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The market selling price. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
See also offer price. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
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The price at which a trader or marketmaker is willing to sell. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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ask ask [ɑːsk ǁ æsk] verb [transitive]
1. if someone is asking a particular price for something, that is the price at which they are selling it:
ask something for something

• How much are they asking for their house?

2. ask somebody to leave to make someone leave their job; = dismiss:

• The previous manager was asked to leave, after it was found that he had been misusing company funds.

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   A market maker's price to sell a security, currency or any financial instrument. Also known as an offer. A two-way price comprises the bid and ask. The difference between the two quotations is the spread.
   ► See also Bid.

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ask UK US /ɑːsk/ verb [T]
to state the price that you want for something that you are selling: ask sth for sth »

What is he asking for his share of the business?

ask sb for interview — Cf. ask sb for interview
ask sb to leave — Cf. ask sb to leave

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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