Direct Access Trading

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Direct Access Trading

A system on NASDAQ allowing the user to make trades without going through a broker. Direct access trading allows investors to make trades very quickly, which is important for day traders, who seek to make a profit from price movements that take place in a single trading day. Most investors do not use direct access trading because their investments do not depend on the speed of buying or selling a given security.
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Following a recent commission reduction, MB Trading's are among the lowest for all direct access brokers.
Instinet had acquired ProTrader to provide advanced trading technologies and electronic brokerage services primarily to professional non-institutional traders, active fund managers, direct access brokers and hedge funds who used the Instinet trading platform.
Recently featured in Active Trader magazine, the new charting capability is believed to be the first such tool of its kind among online and direct access brokers.
Day traders have utilized intelligent order routing in trading with direct access brokers, unlike traditional online brokers," said Damon Kovelsky, analyst at Meridien Research and co-author of the report.
One of the first direct access brokers to encourage and support customer education, Terra Nova Trading utilizes affiliated partner MarketWise exclusively for instruction of the firm's customers.
Expanding its broad range of training, support and services for clients, CyberTrader is also launching CyberTrader U, which features both live online classes hosted daily for beginning and intermediate traders, as well as self-paced classes on topics such as Nasdaq Level II data, direct access brokers, ECN's and CyberTrader software.
Customers can quickly and easily identify buy and sell opportunities, copy results into eSignal for additional analysis and execute trades with direct access brokers directly from the symbol.
With direct access brokers, traders are given a direct pipeline to the markets -- making them their own broker and giving them the control to be an efficient and profitable trader.