DEFINITION of 'Daily Average Revenue Trades - DARTs'

A common metric used in the investment brokerage industry that represents the number of trades from which a given broker can expect to generate revenue through commissions or fees on any given day.

BREAKING DOWN 'Daily Average Revenue Trades - DARTs'

Daily average revenue trades are closely monitored by analysts who follow this sector because much of the profit made by discount brokerages is generated from the commissions on trades.

Increasing trends in DART values can be used to predict good earnings from the various brokers, while a declining number can be used to suggest that earnings may suffer due to lack of trading.

To learn more about DARTs, check out What does the Daily Average Revenue Trade (DART) tell me about a brokerage?

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