Advanced English Dialogue for Business – Quoted price

Listen to a Business English Dialogue about Quoted price

George: Hi Aurora, have you ever heard of the term “quoted price” in business and finance?

Aurora: Yes, I have. A quoted price is the current price at which a security, commodity, or financial instrument is being bought or sold in the market.

George: That’s correct. It represents the most recent price at which a buyer and seller agreed to transact. How do you think quoted prices are determined in financial markets?

Aurora: Quoted prices are determined by supply and demand dynamics, as well as factors such as market conditions, investor sentiment, and economic indicators.

George: Right. Market participants continuously adjust their bids and offers based on new information and trading activity. Have you ever monitored quoted prices for stocks or other financial instruments?

Aurora: Yes, I have. Monitoring quoted prices helps investors assess market trends, identify potential investment opportunities, and make informed trading decisions.

George: That’s true. Quoted prices serve as a valuable reference point for investors to gauge the value and liquidity of their investments. How do you think quoted prices differ across different markets?

Aurora: Quoted prices can vary across different markets due to factors such as regional economic conditions, regulatory frameworks, and investor preferences.

George: Absolutely. Quoted prices may also differ between exchanges or trading venues depending on order flow and liquidity. How do you think investors use quoted prices in their investment decisions?

Aurora: Investors use quoted prices to determine the fair value of securities, assess market sentiment, and execute trades at favorable prices.

George: That’s correct. Quoted prices provide important information that investors use to manage risk and optimize their investment portfolios. Thanks for the insightful conversation, Aurora.