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Highest bid and lowest offer (asked) price currently available on a security or a commodity.


1. The highest price that a buyer is willing to pay for a security and the lowest price that a seller is willing to receive. The quote is displayed on a ticker and provides investors with the current price for each security.

2. On an exchange, the last price at which a security, commodity, or derivative traded. This changes throughout a trading day and is recorded on the ticker.


A statement or listing of the price at which a security trades. A quotation is often the last price at which the trade took place, but occasionally it is the current bid and ask. For example, a quotation of $15-$15.25 means that the market maker is willing to buy at $15 per share (the bid) and sell at $15.25 per share (the ask). Also called quote.

Quotation (Quote).

On a stock market, a quotation combines the highest bid to buy and the lowest ask to sell a stock.

For example, if the quotation on DaveCo stock is "20 to 20.07," it means that the highest price that any buyer wants to pay is $20, and the lowest price that any seller wants to take is $20.07.

How that spread is resolved depends on whether the stock is traded on an auction market, such as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), or on a dealer market, such as the Nasdaq Stock Market, where the price is negotiated by market makers.


  1. the price and terms on which a firm is prepared to supply a good or service. Quotations often include detailed technical specifications of the product to be supplied, delivery dates and credit terms. Several suppliers may quote for a contract put out to TENDER by the purchaser.
  2. the price at which a MARKET MAKER is prepared to buy or sell a FINANCIAL SECURITY (STOCKS. SHARES etc.) or FOREIGN CURRENCY. Market makers often quote two prices, the price at which they are prepared to buy a financial security or currency and the price at which they are prepared to sell the security or currency
  3. permission from a STOCK MARKET'S regulatory authority for a company's shares to be traded ‘in that market. See LISTED COMPANY.
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The foregoing exception does not apply to interests traded on an established securities market other than an interdealer quotation system, trading in those exchanges requires the partnership's participation.
Unwilling to spend too many hours in what was essentially an effort to satisfy personal curiosity and in which I was sure I knew the outcome in advance, I took a shorthand approach to assessing the frequency of quotations by women in newer books.
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