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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.

Bid

1. An offer by an investor to buy a security.

2. The highest price a potential buyer is willing to pay for a security. See also: Ask, Bid-ask spread.

bid price

the price at which a dealer in a FINANCIAL SECURITY (such as a STOCK or SHARE), FOREIGN CURRENCY or COMMODITY (tin, wheat, etc.) is prepared to buy a security, currency or commodity Such dealers usually cite two prices to potential customers, the smaller bid price, and a higher offer price or ‘ask price’ at which they are prepared to sell a security, etc. The difference between the bid and offer price (referred to as the ‘spread’) represents the dealer's profit margin on the transaction. See MARKET MAKER, MIDDLE PRICE.

bid price

the price at which a dealer in a FINANCIAL SECURITY (such as a STOCK or SHARE), FOREIGN CURRENCY or COMMODITY (tin, wheat, etc.) is prepared to buy a security, currency or commodity Such dealers usually cite two prices to potential customers, the smaller bid price and a higher ‘offer price’ or ‘ask price’ at which they are prepared to sell a security, etc. The difference between the bid and offer price (referred to as the ‘spread’) represents the dealer's profit margin on the transaction. See MARKET MAKER.