Brokered Market

AAA

DEFINITION of 'Brokered Market'

A marketplace where buyers and sellers are brought together by agents or intermediaries to facilitate price discovery and transaction execution. Brokered markets include all exchanges where listed instruments are traded, as well as markets for non-listed assets such as real estate. The use of brokers as intermediaries between buyers and sellers aids market efficiency by fostering liquidity, reducing bid-ask spreads and boosting transaction volumes.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Brokered Market'

Brokered markets are the norm for most transactions, which may span the range from an investor selling 100 shares of a blue chip to a billionaire who wishes to buy a factory in a foreign country. In the former case, either the investor may sell his or her shares through a broker at a full-service brokerage, or online through a discount brokerage; a brokered market is used in either case, since the trade will be executed on a stock exchange. In the latter case, the broker would most likely be a specialist with in-depth knowledge of the country and the assets for sale therein.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Dealer

    A person or firm in the business of buying and selling securities ...
  2. Broker-Dealer

    A person or firm in the business of buying and selling securities, ...
  3. Full-Service Broker

    A broker that provides a large variety of services to its clients, ...
  4. Broker

    1. An individual or firm that charges a fee or commission for ...
  5. Discount Broker

    A stockbroker who carries out buy and sell orders at a reduced ...
  6. Securities-Based Lending

    The practice of making loans using securities as collateral. ...
RELATED FAQS
  1. How can a company reduce the unsystematic risk of its own security issues?

    Companies can reduce the unsystematic risk of their own security issues simply by doing the most effective job possible of ... Read Full Answer >>
  2. How do a corporation's shareholders influence its Board of Directors?

    The 21st century has seen a rapid increase in shareholder activism, such as the general awareness, involvement and influence ... Read Full Answer >>
  3. What is a 'busted' convertible bond?

    In finance, a convertible bond represents a hybrid security that offers debt and equity features and risks. While a convertible ... Read Full Answer >>
  4. What is a private secondary market?

    Two kinds of private secondary markets exist. The first is a form of buying and selling of pre-existing financial commitments ... Read Full Answer >>
  5. What kind of assets can be traded on a secondary market?

    Virtually all types of financial assets and investing instruments are traded on secondary markets, including stocks, bonds, ... Read Full Answer >>
  6. What constitutes a secondary market?

    A secondary market covers the trading of any good, commodity, security or asset after it has been issued or created. Although ... Read Full Answer >>
Related Articles
  1. Options & Futures

    Shopping For A Financial Advisor

    Finding your perfect advisor is as simple as shopping for a car. Read on to learn more.
  2. Investing Basics

    Understanding Order Execution

    Find out the various ways in which a broker can fill an order, which can affect costs.
  3. Personal Finance

    4 Dishonest Broker Tactics And How To Avoid Them

    Protecting yourself from unscrupulous practices means knowing how to spot them.
  4. Options & Futures

    Don't Let Brokerage Fees Undermine Your Returns

    Smart investors don't give away more money than necessary in commissions and fees. Find out how to save.
  5. Options & Futures

    10 Tips For Choosing An Online Broker

    This important investment decision happens before you pick your first stock. Find out how to get it right.
  6. Investing

    The Number One Reason Why Most Traders Fail

    We show you the simple tools, availble to everyone, to succeed as an active trader: education, experience, charts, vision, and risk management systems.
  7. Credit & Loans

    Why Securities-Based Lending Became A Big Business

    Securities-based lending—using one's investments as collateral to secure a loan—has become big business for brokers and banks. Should we be concerned about its increasing popularity?
  8. Economics

    Do Transport Stocks Signal a U.S. Selloff?

    The Dow Jones Transportation Average index has underperformed the broader DJ Industrials Average, leading some market watchers to speculate a selloff.
  9. Investing Basics

    Explaining Counterparty Risk

    Counterparty risk is the risk that the other party in an agreement will default, or fail to live up to its contractual obligation.
  10. Investing

    What Can A Conference Call Tell About Trends?

    Messages in a company conference call can be easily misconstrued. But there is a way to cut through the talking points to get to the real substance.

You May Also Like

Hot Definitions
  1. Investopedia

    One of the best-known sources of financial information on the internet. Investopedia is a resource for investors, consumers ...
  2. Unfair Claims Practice

    The improper avoidance of a claim by an insurer or an attempt to reduce the size of the claim. By engaging in unfair claims ...
  3. Killer Bees

    An individual or firm that helps a company fend off a takeover attempt. A killer bee uses defensive strategies to keep an ...
  4. Sin Tax

    A state-sponsored tax that is added to products or services that are seen as vices, such as alcohol, tobacco and gambling. ...
  5. Grandfathered Activities

    Nonbank activities, some of which would normally not be permissible for bank holding companies and foreign banks in the United ...
  6. Touchline

    The highest price that a buyer of a particular security is willing to pay and the lowest price at which a seller is willing ...
Trading Center
×

You are using adblocking software

Want access to all of Investopedia? Add us to your “whitelist”
so you'll never miss a feature!