bid-offer spread

bid-offer spread
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bid-offer spread UK US noun [C] (also bid-ask spread)
STOCK MARKET the difference between the price that someone will pay for shares, etc. and the price that they will sell them at: »

The bid-offer spread on equity options is a key source of profits for market makers.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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