The Ask is the price at which the broker will sell you the position you require. The gap between the bid and the ask depends on many and varied factors, such as how much liquidity the instrument has, how volatile the general day trading market is, the ratio of day trading buyers vs sellers and so on. New Guy Question => Difference between Buy Ask and Buy Bid? (If you already have an account, login at the top of the page) futures io is the largest futures trading community on the planet, with over 100,000 members. At futures io, our goal has always been and always will be to create a friendly, positive, forward-thinking community where members can openly share and discuss everything the world of trading has to offer.