Business / Finance / Broker: An individual who is paid a commission for executing customer orders. Either a floor broker who executes orders on the floor of the exchange, or an upstairs broker who handles retail customers and their orders. Also, person who acts as an intermediary between a buyer and seller, usually charging a commission. A 'broker' who specializes in stocks, bonds, commodities, or options acts as an agent and must be registered with the exchange where the securities are traded. Antithesis of dealer.
Broker Noun Synonyms: stockbroker, agent, dealer, middleman, intermediary, go-between, stockjobber
Business / Real Estate / Brokerage: The bringing together of parties interested in making a real estate transaction. The business of a broker in acting as a third party agent to a transaction. MORE
Business / Taxes / Brokerage Account: To buy and sell securities through a broker-dealer or other financial services firm, you establish an account, generally known as a brokerage account, with that firm. In a full-service brokerage firm, MORE