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Discount Brokerage Firm

A brokerage firm that provides transaction services predominantly or exclusively. That is, a discount broker provides clients with little or no research or investment advice; rather, it specializes in completing the transactions for which clients ask. Discount brokers usually rely on computer programs to find matching offers or bids. They charge lower commissions than other brokers and rely on a high volume of orders for a profit. See also: Deep Discount Brokerage Firm.

discount brokerage firm

A brokerage firm that discounts commissions for individuals to trade securities. Most discount brokerage firms offer limited advice but reduce their fees by 50% or more compared with full-service brokerage firms. Compare full-service brokerage firm. See also May Day.

Discount brokerage firm.

Discount brokerage firms charge lower commissions than full-service brokerage firms when they execute investors' buy and sell orders but may provide fewer services to their clients.

For example, they may not offer investment advice or maintain independent research departments.

Because of the information and online account access on most brokerage websites, differences between full-service and discount firms are less apparent to the average investor.

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With more discount brokerages cropping up, this is becoming a trend,'' said John Markese, president of the American Association of Individual Investors.
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The company's customers include 40 percent of Gomez Advisors' Top 20 Online Brokerages and 40 percent of Time Magazine's Top 10 Discount Brokerages, as well as a number of top tier investment banks and banks.
This investment community consists of approximately 1,000 financial companies such as mutual fund companies, banks, brokerage houses, insurance companies or any firm that is trading financial products through discount brokerages.
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