The price, for a stock or an option, at which a seller is willing to sell. Conversely, this is the price that the stock or option may be purchased at when a market order is used.
In order to ensure good liquidity in the stock and options, we need to evaluate the difference between the ask price and the bid price, or the Bid-Ask Spread.
Brutus Options Ranker Use:
The ask price can be used in OptionAutomator's Brutus Options Ranker as a criterion to be balanced against other conflicting criteria in the user's strategy tree.
Where to Find:
The ask price is located in the General Panel when building up your options trading strategy in the strategy tree. Find the screenshot below:
The ask price is the most competitive price of stock or an option at which a seller is willing to sell. Conversely, this is the price that the stock or option may be purchased at when a market order is used. [click to read more]
It's the difference between the bid and ask price offered. Liquid contracts or contracts with a higher trading volume mostly have a tighter Bid/Ask spread, and a contract that has a lower trading volume generally have more room between the Bid and Ask price.[click to read more]