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This is the quoted ask, or the lowest price an investor will accept to sell a stock. Practically speaking, this is the quoted offer at which an investor can buy shares of stock; also called the offer price.


The lowest price for which a seller is willing to sell some asset. When one makes a buy order, one may order a broker to buy at the ask, which is simply the best price currently available. The difference between the ask and the bid is called the bid-ask spread, which is a key measure of liquidity.


The price at which a security is offered for sale. Also called offer. See also best ask. Compare bid.


The ask price (a shortening of asked price) is the price at which a market maker or broker offers to sell a security or commodity.

The price another market maker or broker is willing to pay for that security is called the bid price, and the difference between the two prices is called the spread.

Bid and ask prices are typically reported to the media for commodities and over-the-counter (OTC) transactions. In contrast, last, or closing, prices are reported for exchange-traded and national market securities.

With open-end mutual funds, the ask price is the net asset value (NAV), or the price you get if you sell, plus the sales charge, if one applies.

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A home in Cathays needing refurbishment sold for pounds 18,000 over the asking price, while in Llanishen three-bedroom semis have been selling for pounds 22,000 more than in March.
8 billion has been knocked off the original asking prices of properties currently on the market.
ALL-TIME HIGH: Average asking price for a property coming on to the market up by 0.
Homeowners in Sunderland are also feeling the pinch, slashing their asking prices by an average of 8%.
It seems the market has re-ignited this year, with five out of seven months reporting a rise in asking prices and a surge in buyer activity that has helped in bringing the deflated sector back to life.
1-bedroom, 2-bath condo in new elevator building (Echelon); part-time doorman; dining area, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, washer/dryer, three exposures of Manhattan skyline; building has roof deck, health club and gym; common charges $629; taxes $2,268; asking price $840,000; nine weeks on the market.
Despite the steep climb in available inventory, however, median asking prices also grew over that same period.
Edinburgh was named as the city with the lowest asking price reductions, with typical discounts of less than 5%, and the proportion of the homes on the market with a price cut is also below the national average.
Some 31 per cent of homes on the market have had the asking price cut, marking the lowest proportion recorded in two-and-a-half years and a sharp drop from 37 per cent a year ago, Zoopla said.
At the halfway point of 2011 asking price statistics are following a very similar pattern to last year, with overall gains of 8.
Rightmove said the average asking price across England and Wales lifted by 1.