narrow the spread

Narrow the Spread

To reduce the bid-ask spread. That is, narrowing the spread occurs when a potential buyer is willing to pay more for a security, when a potential seller is willing to accept less, or both. Narrowing the spread often occurs during a period of high trading volume. See also: Tight market.

narrow the spread

To reduce the difference between the bid price and ask price for a security. Market makers will narrow the spread as trading in a particular security becomes more active and competition increases.
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Improved nine-position side limiting deflectors narrow the spread width to as little as six feet ensuring materials are spread at the base of plants.
The imposition of new restrictions triggered significant market volatility and a sharply wider spread in the first months of this year, but their recent removal has helped narrow the spread back to 4 percent by July.
Improved market sentiment and more open external trade would ease shortages and narrow the spread between the black market and the official exchange rates, helping to bring down the inflation rate even lower," he said.
Village Main Reef said the consolidation will narrow the spread between the bid-to-buy price of the shares and their offer-to-sell price, creating more stability and less volatility in the price.
The central bank on Tuesday allowed foreign investors to access the domestic exchange-traded currency derivatives market, a move that will narrow the spread between onshore forwards and non- deliverable forwards, Mirza Baig, BNP Paribas SA's Singapore-based head of Asia foreign-exchange and interest-rate strategy wrote in a note yesterday.
In India inflation and rupee's stability remain key concerns, but the strong policy responses are expected to narrow the spread between Indian government bonds and US Treasuries in the near future.
The bank's credit profile will remain largely weaker than that of other state banks, yet expected improvements and strong demand for higher-yielding instruments will narrow the spread between Sberbank/RSHB and VTB.
He said the government would also narrow the spread between interest rates on lending and deposits and control foreign exchange.
The central bank is also looking to narrow the spread between monetary policy in Denmark and that of the European Central Bank.
Because of these plants' direct contact with consumers, they can ascertain consumers' preferences and more quickly reflect them back to producers, as well as narrow the spread between producers and consumers.
The changes further narrow the spread between light and heavy grades, which reached a record-wide gap several months ago.
Rising interest rates could narrow the spread between bond interest rates and income on invested PERS funds.