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Bid and Ask

An indicator displaying bid and ask prices with configurable visuals. Such as line thickness, style, color, displacement, and shading the spread.

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What Is Bid and Ask?

The term bid and ask (also known as bid and offer) refers to a two-way price quotation that indicates the best potential price at which a security can be sold and bought at a given point in time. The bid price represents the maximum price that a buyer is willing to pay for futures contracts, options, or currency pairs. The ask price represents the minimum price that a seller is willing to take for that same security. A trade or transaction occurs after the buyer and seller agree on a price for the security which is no higher than the bid and no lower than the ask.

The difference between bid and ask prices, or the spread, is a key indicator of the liquidity of the asset. In general, the smaller the spread, the better the liquidity.


1.0.3 (August 18, 2020)
- Security and stability improvements
- Fixed: auto rescale issue

1.0.2 (August 13, 2020)
- Licensing library hotfix

1.0.1 (August 12, 2020)
- Migrated to the latest version of licensing library

1.0.0 (July 29, 2020)
- Released
Author Since: Jul 2024
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