Talk:Bid–ask spread

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The text for bid offer spread explains clearly what this is. Of practical interest to many investors would be the inferences to be drawn from a changing spread. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikecc2691 (talkcontribs) 17:23, 16 January 2008 (UTC)

Actually ask is used to sell . offer is used for buying . there is laot difference rates . some buy at sell arte . and seller is intersted to sell at higher . mainly big difference in volllite stocks . which will lot of losses . when maket are to decline 1st volilatile stocks decline 1st . the reson behind that the investor try to exit from that time . selling increase and investor si not able to book losses . —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rishi31 (talkcontribs) 17:20, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Delete the terms "liquidity demander" and "liquidity supplier", and use "buyer" and "seller" instead. --TheUKProf (talk) 16:03, 16 December 2009 (UTC)

Bid-ask spread[edit]

hey folks. it seems Bid-ask is the preferred term. Did a bit of research. here is the data from the zeitgeist:

Ngram searches millions of books:

https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=bid-offer+spread%2C+bid-ask+spread&year_start=1800&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cbid%20-%20offer%20spread%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cbid%20-%20ask%20spread%3B%2Cc0

Quite a clear difference in favor of Bid-ask.

We see the same thing will google searches:

https://www.google.com/webhp?#q=%22bid-ask+spread%22

https://www.google.com/webhp?#q=%22bid-offer+spread%22

Bid-ask spread: 470,000 results

Bid-offer spread: 107,000 results

any thoughts?

From your ngram metric, which I agree is probably the best way to decide, it seems bid-ask spread and bid/offer spread are the two preferred terms Nuvigil (talk) 19:20, 18 July 2016 (UTC)