Broker Terminology

  1. The NASDAQ Pre-Market: What You Need To Know

    The NASDAQ Pre-Market: What You Need To Know

    Curious about pre-market or extended-hours trading? Here's a quick guide so you'll ...
  2. What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    What You Need To Know About The Fiduciary Standard

    The financial industry has spent a boatload of money to prevent more stringent fiduciary ...
  3. Is Belfort's

    Is Belfort's "Wolf" The Real Wall Street?

    Those sex-obsessed, drug-taking thugs who ripped off investors in Martin Scorcese's ...
  4. Decline Of The Independent Broker-Dealer

    Decline Of The Independent Broker-Dealer

    Since the financial crisis of 2008-2009 the numbers of independent broker-dealers ...
  1. How much more will it cost me to buy an odd lot of shares?

    A round lot is a predetermined number of shares of stock - usually 100 shares, while an odd lot refers to any number of shares ...
  2. What is the difference between a broker and a market maker?

    A broker is an intermediary who has a license to buy and sell securities on a client's behalf. Stockbrokers coordinate contracts ...
  3. What does the Daily Average Revenue Trade (DART) tell me about a brokerage?

    A decline in a brokerage firm’s DARTs is not necessarily a cause for alarm, but you need to understand the factors behind ...
  4. What happens if I cannot pay a margin call?

    Minimum margin is the amount of funds that must be deposited with a broker by a margin account customer. With a margin account, ...
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