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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.
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best bid

The highest price that is being offered to purchase a security.
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"The Birmingham Sports Village is the best bid in the whole of the country.
British-based airport operator BAA offered the best bid for Budapest Airport.
The Bangkok Post said the lead company declined to give further details, but NBIA said in April that the ITD group had tendered the best bid for the job, worth Baht 7.44 billion ($179.28 million), significantly lower than the Baht 8.59 billion ($206.99 million) reference price.
"We will seek bids in the market place for the company as a whole or by strategic operational unit and expect to present the highest and best bid or bids to the Court in August."
New Regional Options data offers trader the ability to price comparison shop for best bid and ask among the regional exchanges trading a particular stock.
UEFA and Lennart Johansson are the same people who gave Euro 96 to England because we had the best bid. Pull your head out, it's not a conspiracy - the best bid won this time, too.
They said they were confident it would be the best bid put before UEFA next month.
Last night, a spokesman for the Executive said: "All three bids had social benefits and there was no evidence the NHS Trust could not match the best bid."
Sadly this contest is not about the best bid. It should be but it's not.
"At the end of the month the GTA committee will sit around the table to identify the best bid and the announcement will follow shortly after."
Spain's Telef[cent]nica, associated with three Turkish holding companies, has put in the second best bid, for USD1.35 billion.
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