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Bid-Ask Spread

On an exchange, the difference between the highest price a buyer of a security or other asset is willing to pay and the lowest price a seller is willing to offer. Generally speaking, the more liquid an asset is, the lower the bid-ask spread is. As a result, currency, which is considered the most liquid asset, has an extremely low bid-ask spread.

bid-ask spread

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Instead, they should either charge a clear fee or at least include a bid-offer spread depending on whether a client is buying or selling the currency concerned.
The company credited the turnover milestone to growth in momentum of trading activity, largely due to narrow bid-offer spread and higher liquidity of its futures.
A spread betting company makes money off every single trade you make, regardless of whether you win or lose, as their costs are met in the original bid-offer spread.
The funds fall into S&P Fund Services' Index sector, a unique sector where the internal tracking error, total expense ratio and the bid-offer spread are examined.
Whilst PLUS gives us the national recognition and access to critical mass, the order driven systems used by investbx reduce the impact of market makers and removes the bid-offer spread.
Whilst PLUS gives us the national recognition and access to criticalmass, the order-driven systems used by Investbx reduce the impact of market makers and removes the bid-offer spread.
Clients can bet directly against each other with no bid-offer spread that characterises traditional operations.
A potential investor taking physical delivery also needs to be aware that buying and selling coins and ingots attracts a sizeable bid-offer spread.
In doing so, the dealer earns the difference between the bid and offer prices, referred to as the bid-offer spread.
The addition of derived bid-offer spread data will provide valuable new insight, especially for names outside the regularly traded universe, into market confidence around a CDS price whilst our new CDS benchmark curves will enable more effective peer analysis of the most illiquid names," said Thomas Aubrey, Managing Director, Fitch Solutions.
The bid-offer spread of the Ordinary Shares may be significant.
Mr Thorman says the product has no bid-offer spread or monthly fees.