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When a stock is ask for 15.2 and bid for 14.5, and the last market price was 14.5, what does it mean? Or what if the last price is 15.2?

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    There are many previous posts that explain these terms: A, B, C, D – dg99 Dec 12 '14 at 22:08
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When a stock is ask for 15.2 and bid for 14.5, and the last market price was 14.5, what does it mean?

It means that the seller wants to sell for a higher price than the last sale while the buyer does not want to buy for more than the last sale price.

Or what if the last price is 15.2?

The seller is offering to sell for the last sale price, but the buyer wants to buy for less.

  • Thanks, but who decides the market price? – AGamePlayer Dec 12 '14 at 15:45
  • Market price is more or less the average of all asks and bids quoted by the brokers. – DumbCoder Dec 12 '14 at 15:47
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    The market as a whole decides the market price. See my comment on your question above. – dg99 Dec 12 '14 at 22:00
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    Actually the market price is simply the last price the instrument was traded at. – Victor Dec 12 '14 at 22:40

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