Why is the selling price lower than the buying price?

The selling price will always be slightly below the buying price. This difference (also known as the “spread”) is determined by the liquidity of the order books (on our partner exchanges) at that given moment. The bigger the imbalance between the liquidity in the buyers’ order book vs that of the sellers’ order book, the greater the spread. When order books are “thin” – typically in the quiet “after hours” periods, the spread will also be larger. Also, during periods of big demand (many buyers) and limited supply (few sellers), the spread will tend to be larger.

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