consolidated quote system (CQS)
An electronic system that collects and disseminates the volume, bid, ask, and size price quotations for each security and for each exchange on which it is traded. The CQS is administered by member exchanges and is overseen by the consolidated tape Authority (CTA). See Consolidated Tape System(CTS).
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