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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.

best ask

The lowest quoted price at which a security is offered for sale.
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The next four columns of the table indicate the means of the number of market makers in one of the four quote status during the day: At best ask only ("on-ask"), at best bid only ("on-bid"), at both best bid and ask ("on-both"), and at neither of the best quotes ("straddling" the yellow strip).
2004), are defined as the buyer- (seller-) initiated trades executed by those market makers who were not posting the best ask (bid) prices.
We define buy (sell) orders as aggressive if their limit prices are higher (lower) than the best ask (bid), and as conservative if their prices are lower (higher) than the best bid (ask).
Moody's and Fitch do not ask for data quality, but Best asks for geocoding resolution and S&P asks for assumptions on the ages of structures and their construction.
Michelle Best asks, "Have you looked at restructuring or new automation to increase productivity so that you do not need to add FTEs?
The best asks questions, explores complexity, posits situations, sets up oppositions.

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