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What is a Bid?



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A bid is an offer made by a speculator, merchant, or a dealer with an end goal to purchase a security, product, or money. A Bid, therefore, specifies the value the potential buyer is happy to pay, and also the amount he or she willing to buy, at the proposed cost. 


Also, bid refers to the cost at which a market maker is willing to purchase a security. The market marker is therefore obligated to disclose or display their asking price. Retail buyers are however not obligated to show their ask price. 

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