Hit The Bid

DEFINITION of 'Hit The Bid'

A buzzword used to describe an event where a broker agrees to sell at a bid price quoted by another broker. The broker is ultimately agreeing to sell a given stock at the highest price that another broker is willing to buy at.


For example, suppose a dealer is asking $20 for a particular security and another dealer's bid price for that same security is $19. If the dealer selling the security for $20 agrees to sell at the other dealer's bid price of $19, they are said to "hit the bid".