The availability of online quotes can depend on the investment you are trying to buy or sell, and in particular the liquidity or volume of shares that are dealt each day on the exchange. Online quotes will normally be available for the vast majority of deals, however if your order is for a relatively high value in a mid or small cap company you may not always get a quote or you may receive a quote that is outside the current market buy or sell price – this is known as depth pricing.
These quotes represent the best price available for the investment at that time based on the size of orders on the exchange order book. Whenever you place an online deal, you will see the price being quoted to you before you accept the quote. Please make sure that you are happy with the quoted price before confirming the order.