The ask is the price the market is prepared to sell a specific currency pair in the Forex market. At this price, traders can purchase the base currency. It is displayed on the right portion of the quotation. As an example, in the quote USD/CHF 1.4666/71, the ask is 1.4671; this means that you can purchase 1 USD for 1.4671 Swiss francs. The ask price is also called the offer price