Ask Price

The price at which the owner of a security is willing to sell.  Also known as the offer price or simply “the ask”, the ask price is the lowest price the owner will sell the security. The ask is the opposite of the bid price, which is the price a buyer is willing to pay for the security.  These terms are used in nearly all financial markets including security, bond, derivative, and currency markets.  The difference between the bid and ask prices is known as the bid/ask spread.

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