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stock order basics: Original post by Slav Fedorov of Demand Media Bid is the highest price at which an investor can sell a stock; ask is the lowest price at which an investor can buy a stock. An extended quote typically provides the highest bid and lowest ask prices, with sizes. The bid size is the number of shares that someone is willing to buy at that price; the ask size is the number of shares that someone is…

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