Best Ask

The best ask is the lowest price for which someone is willing to pay for a stock at this time.  If you want to buy a small amount of stock quickly, this is probably the price you will receive.

Many of our algorithms use the best bid and the best ask as estimates of the current because they are not as noisy as the last print price, and they give a range for reasonable print prices.  These are most helpful in the smallest time-frames.

Alert Types

We offer the following alert types which are related to this topic.  Click on the icon for a detailed description of the alert, or click on the example link for additional samples of each type of alert.