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What Is A Real Time Price Quote ?

A Real Time stock or bond quote is one that states a security's most recent offer to sell or buy. The quote is as that precise point in time as opposed to a delayed point in time. This is different from a delayed quote, which shows the same bid and ask prices Fifteen or twenty minutes after a trade takes place.

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