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Basics about auctions

How long does an auction last?

Each Auction will be open for a month. At the end of the month, the auction closes and shares are bought back and new shares issued at the auction price. Make sure to check out the auction countdown at the top of the Live Auction page to see when the auction closes.

What is a ‘Bid’?

A ‘Bid’ is simply the highest price someone is prepared to pay for a share. When you want to buy more shares, you place a bid.

What is an ‘Offer’?

An ‘Offer’ is simply the minimum price someone is offering to sell their shares for. When you want to sell your shares, you place an offer

How does the Auction price get determined?

The auction price is determined at the price where the most shares will be bought and sold. 

In this example, in the probable trade volume column, you can see that 28 shares will be bought and sold at 107c. This is the greatest volume and therefore the probably trade price for the auction will be 107c. This price is only final when the auction period is closed. Until then, when people place more bids and offers, the price can still move.


 

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