Ask Price

Trading Basics

Ask Price

The ask price is the level at which a seller is willing to accept a bid on a security.

The ask price is always higher than the bid price.

Also known as the offer price.

Other Trading Basics

Closing Trade

A trade to close a position. Most trading requires the trader to place the opposite trade to that done when opening their position.

This will crystallise the profit or loss.

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Collateral

The resources put up by the trader to enter a trade.

Requested by the counterparty and normally in the form of cash but sometimes other liquid assets like shares.

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