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Definition of Bid-asked

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Bid-asked

spread The difference between the bid and asked prices.



Related Terms:

Bid price

This is the quoted bid, or the highest price an investor is willing to pay to buy a security. Practically
speaking, this is the available price at which an investor can sell shares of stock. Related: Ask , offer.


Bidder

A firm or person that wants to buy a firm or security.


Competitive bidding

A securities offering process in which securities firms submit competing bids to the
issuer for the securities the issuer wishes to sell.


Morbidity Tables

These are statistical tables used by life insurance companies showing the probability of disease of male and females at all ages.


Noncompetitive bid

In a Treasury auction, bidding for a specific amount of securities at the price, whatever it
may turn out to be, equal to the average price of the accepted competitive bids.



One-way market

1) A market in which only one side, the bid or asked, is quoted or firm.
2) A market that is moving strongly in one direction.


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The bid and asked prices quoted by a broker for a given security.


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Thin market

A market in which trading volume is low and in which consequently bid and asked quotes are
wide and the liquidity of the instrument traded is low.


Two-sided market

A market in which both bid and asked prices, good for the standard unit of trading, are quoted.



 

 

 

 

 

 

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