Below is a glossary of terms that are used in the online trading industry. Select the first letter of the word you are seeking from the list above to jump to the appropriate section of the glossary.
The amount by which the “ask” price exceeds the “bid” price. This is essentially the difference in price between the highest price that a broker is willing to pay for a security and the lowest price for which it is willing to sell the security. The bid-ask spread is also referred to as a bid-offer spread; a buy-sell spread or simply as bid-ask.