bid/ask spread

Definition

see spread.

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The difference between the quote to purchase a security (ask or offer) and the quote to sell it (bid) is the bid/ask spread.

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We spent an afternoon at the restaurant with reams of paperwork discussing the bid/ask spread while eating lunch and drinking coffee.

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When buying equities, knowing how to use the bid/ask spread to gauge its value and your ability to earn a profit is useful to those that do their research.

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