Investment Brokerage - National

Reuters  3 hrs ago  Comment 
The head of a brokerage industry watchdog says he will leave behind at least one piece of unfinished business when he retires this year: improving access to data so that regulators can more quickly halt problem brokers, and investors can avoid them.
Clusterstock  3 hrs ago  Comment 
By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) - The head of a brokerage industry watchdog says he will leave behind at least one piece of unfinished business when he retires this year: improving access to data so that regulators can more quickly halt problem...
The Economic Times  4 hrs ago  Comment 
MUMBAI: Major Indian brokerages have come a long way from being broking focused entities and diversified into other businesses to beat the challenges faced by the industry.As these new businesses grow faster, firms expect broking revenues to...
The Hindu Business Line  10 hrs ago  Comment 
CapitalVia Global ResearchInfosys (Hold)CMP: ₹1,240Target: ₹1,320The stock has delivered good set of numbers and the key positive according to our view is the guidance of 11.8-13.8 per cent for the 20...
Financial Times  Apr 27  Comment 
Swiss interdealer broker sets sights on European repo market
Insurance Journal  Apr 27  Comment 
Global Risk Partners, the acquisitive insurance broking and managing general agency (MGA) investment vehicle, has agreed to back the management buyout of LONMAR GLOBAL RISKS, the specialist Lloyd’s broker. The transaction is subject to...
New York Times  Apr 26  Comment 
Jaime Ortega y Alamino has been a savvy political operator who aided the Vatican’s secret efforts to broker détente between Washington and Havana.
The Economic Times  Apr 26  Comment 
In addition, robust sales growth in the past two months after a long hiatus has instilled more confidence to increase exposure to rural markets.
The Hindu Business Line  Apr 26  Comment 
CD EquisearchLICHFL (Buy)CMP: ₹461.40Target: ₹578LIC Housing Finance Ltd is one of the largest housing finance company in India. Incorporated on June 19, 1989, under the Companies Act, 1956, the comp...
Forbes  Apr 26  Comment 
The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Boeing (BA) is the #23 analyst pick. Within the broader S&P 500, when components were ranked in terms...


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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