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Discount Broker

What is a discount broker?

A discount brokerage allows investors to trade at a low cost.

Historically, only wealthy individuals could afford a broker and access to the stock market. Discount brokers provide people from different financial backgrounds access to the stock market.

Since discount brokers are primarily online-based, individuals seeking more personalized advice should consult a full-service broker. Full-service brokers are compensated for their work through commission, fees, and/or the exchange, so they are more expensive than a discount broker. Unlike discount brokers, full-service brokers provide investment advice and additional financial services to ensure clients feel fully supported.