Investment Brokerage - National

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Benzinga  Jan 6  Comment 
Reflecting a pickup in trading, higher market levels and interest rates, Jefferies has lifted 2016's fourth-quarter estimates on three financial brokerages. Due to recent M&A activity in the financial services sector, Jefferies believes the...
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The Hindu Business Line  Jan 6  Comment 
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Clusterstock  Jan 6  Comment 
"Shark Tank" co-host Barbara Corcoran took a big risk quitting her waitressing job in New Jersey to become a real estate broker in New York City. She had no money or connections, but her gut told her to go, so she did. This is the philosophy that...
Motley Fool  Jan 6  Comment 
Interactive Brokers and TradeStation make it easier than ever to buy stocks online, but which is the better choice for you?
Wall Street Journal  Jan 6  Comment 
The distinction between independent financial advisers and Wall Street brokerages is blurring as big banks with brokerage outfits move to comply with new regulations and take back market share.
Wall Street Journal  Jan 6  Comment 
Merrill Lynch’s “thundering herd” of brokers was once synonymous with Wall Street’s sales culture. But Merrill is shifting from the commission-based brokerage model and pushing its brokers to serve as overall financial advisers.
Insurance Journal  Jan 6  Comment 
Integro Insurance Brokers, a New York headquartered international broker and risk management firm has appointed Deborah Morris as its New York operations leader. She succeeds Esther Ro, who is relocating to the West coast and will be based in...
Reuters  Jan 6  Comment 
Britain's top share index retreated on Friday, slipping from a record high reached in the previous session, though Worldpay Group and Lloyds benefited from bullish broker upgrades.




 

A broker is an individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for executing buy and sell orders submitted by a customer.

Up until the 90's, most buy and sell orders were executed by calling a broker on the phone who would then execute your order anywhere between $70 and $200 a trade. With the advent of the Internet, a whole new discount broker industry formed which now allows investors to trade at a much lower cost.


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