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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
In context of general equities, price at which a security or commodity is offered for sale on an exchange or in the OTC Market.
The lowest price that any investor or dealer has declared that he/she will sell a given security or commodity for. For over-the-counter stocks, the ask is the best quoted price at which a Market Maker is willing to sell a stock. For mutual funds, the ask is the net asset value plus any sales charges. also called or asking price or offering price or ask.