What it is:
How it works (Example):
A quote for Company XYZ might include the real-time , , size, price of the last trade, size of the last trade, the high price for the day and the low price for the day. are available from the exchanges online, via the media or in financial publications.
Why it Matters:
are bidding for or makers the security, whether there are limit orders on the security or the size of potential trades at a particular price. In other words, do not give the viewer access to the "order book" showing who has an interest in a security and at what price. But do give traders and investors a basic idea of how a security is faring.are necessary to inform investors about the prices of securities. The information contained in a is sometimes limited; for example, it may not disclose which