What Is the 'Ask' Price? - TheStreet Definition

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The ask is the price the seller is (surprise) asking for his or her stock -- at what price he or she wants to sell it. The bid is, you guessed correctly, the price a buyer bids for the stock, or how much the buyer is willing to pay for it.
Related Definition: Bid Price -- The bid is the price a buyer is willing to pay for a security; the ask is the price for which a seller is willing to sell.

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