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What does Ask Mean?

In the financial markets, “Ask” is the price that a seller is willing to accept for a security. It is also known as the offer price.

Given the market is constantly changing, Ask prices are rarely set in stone for long. What’s more, the Ask price on a security may not necessarily be the best going price available for it. It merely represents what that particular seller is willing to accept for it.

What is a “Spread”?
What is a Market-Maker Spread?

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