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1. The highest price that a buyer is willing to pay for a security and the lowest price that a seller is willing to receive. The quote is displayed on a ticker and provides investors with the current price for each security.

2. On an exchange, the last price at which a security, commodity, or derivative traded. This changes throughout a trading day and is recorded on the ticker.

Quotation (Quote).

On a stock market, a quotation combines the highest bid to buy and the lowest ask to sell a stock.

For example, if the quotation on DaveCo stock is "20 to 20.07," it means that the highest price that any buyer wants to pay is $20, and the lowest price that any seller wants to take is $20.07.

How that spread is resolved depends on whether the stock is traded on an auction market, such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), or on a dealer market, such as the Nasdaq Stock Market, where the price is negotiated by market makers.

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Quotation marks are used chiefly for certain titles and for reporting another writer or speaker's actual words.
Self-reflexive" means "referring to itself," and the quotation marks along with their preceding index in the sample sentence help to indicate that the word enclosed refers to the word itself rather than to the real-world, non-verbal thing the word typically represents.
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As you have probably noticed, in recent years we have been quite strict about maintaining the profile of CMQ as a magazine concerned with classical music (please note that I don't put quotation marks round the expression).
As George Dei argues, we do not place quotation marks around the words gender, age, class, sexuality or ability, even though each of these categories is socially constructed," she notes.
The quotation marks appeared only in the first published edition - are the lines to be perceived as uttered by the urn, or to the urn, or simply about the urn by an observer?
In the title and in the body of the paper we keep "whole language" in quotation marks to remind the readers that use of the term in the media texts that are analysed differs widely from its usage by literacy specialists.
In The Continued Concern of Scientists" by Al Huebner (March/ April 2007), a number of sentences (in their entirety or with slight modifications) and phrases were taken directly from The Republican War on Science by Chris Mooney (2005, Basic Books) but not indicated with quotation marks.
But it is not too much to demand that a beautiful (or ugly) borrowed sentence be wrapped in simple quotation marks.
Use double quotation marks to enclose phrases and solicitation numbers.
A distinctive feature of On the Run with Dick and Jane is that quotation marks are omitted from the spoken dialogue, lending the tale elements of a stream-of-consciousness feel.
The dance sequences are similarly presentational--dance numbers clearly enclosed by quotation marks.