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Describes bid and asked prices a broker quotes for a given security. Used for listed equity securities. Bid and ask prices and quantity information from a specialist or from a dealer regarding a particular security (i.e., "IBM's 1/4 to 1/2, 5m by 10m").
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Picture

In equities, the price at which a dealer or broker is willing to buy or sell a security. See also: Bid-ask spread.
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picture

The bid and ask price at which a dealer is willing to buy or sell a security.
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If I could only lay hold of a copy of the picture I might ask leave to go and compare it with the original.
I told him a man wanted to sell me a copy of the celebrated Infanta Maria Teresa of Velasquez, that I'd been down to the supposed owner of the picture, only to find that he had just sold it to him.
"You're going for the picture while we're at dinner?"
'Then you don't intend to keep the picture?' said I, anxious to say anything to change the subject.
'I was only going to ask if you had painted it yourself,' said I, sulkily resigning the picture into her hands; for without a grain of ceremony she took it from me; and quickly restoring it to the dark corner, with its face to the wall, placed the other against it as before, and then turned to me and laughed.
Anyway he had seen the picture and if he was not a friend he could tell The Sheik about it and it would be taken away from her.
"I never saw the picture until a couple of days ago, when I found it in the tent of the Swede, Malbihn."
He turned the picture over and as his eyes fell upon the old newspaper cutting they went wide.
As he held the door for her to pass, Alice beckoned to the picture and smiled.
It seemed as if the picture, while hidden behind the cloud of immemorial years, had been all the time acquiring an intenser depth and darkness of expression, till now it gloomed forth again, and threw its evil omen over the present hour.
Propped up against the wall was the picture. He looked at it with unseeing eyes.
He was a connoisseur, for he had said that the picture was a crackerjack.