An indication of current bids and offers in the market on a particular contract or spread. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
The highest bid price and the lowest offer price for a security at any particular time.
An offer to buy or sell a quote driven security. Quotes are displayed by market makers that are registered in that security. London Stock Exchange Glossary
The current " spread" relating the bid and the ask for a security. The bid is the highest price at which someone is willing to buy a security. The ask is the lowest price at which someone is willing to sell a security. NYSE Euronext Glossary

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I. quote quote 1 [kwəʊt ǁ kwoʊt] verb [transitive]
1. COMMERCE to tell a customer the price you will charge them for a service or product:

• Hotels often quote a special rate for groups who use the hotel on a regular basis.

2. FINANCE to give the price of a share or currency:
quote be quoted at

• The company's shares were quoted at $35.375, down 12.5 cents.

• The dollar was quoted at 124.85 yen.

  [m0] II. quote quote 2 noun [countable]
COMMERCE a written statement of how much something will cost, for example some building work; = QUOTATION:

• Always get a quote before proceeding with work.

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quote UK US /kwəʊt/ verb
[I or T] COMMERCE to tell a customer how much a job, service, or product will cost: quote sb sth »

A law firm in Washington D.C. quoted me a fee of $25,000 to get the paperwork done.

quote for sth »

Some insurers will even decline to quote for new business if the home is in a risky area.

[T] STOCK MARKET, FINANCE to give the current price of a company's shares or of a currency: »

The old system allows market makers to quote prices at which they will buy and sell large blocks of shares through all conditions.

quote sth at $1.50/£2.25/75p, etc. »

The British pound was quoted at $1.5117, down from $1.5135 in New York.

[T] UK STOCK MARKET to record a company's name on a stock exchange so that its shares can be traded there: quote sth on sth »

The Footsie is an average of the share prices of the biggest 100 companies quoted on the stock market.

Compare LIST(Cf. ↑list) verb
quote UK US /kwəʊt/ noun [C] INFORMAL COMMERCE
a statement of how much a job, service, or product will cost: »

Most quotes are valid for a month.


If you already have a UK medical policy, ask for a quote for offshore cover.

a quote for (doing) sth »

The quotes for the building work varied from $15,000 to $70,000.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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