A broker ( stock exchange) broker , intermediary or middleman is responsible as a financial service provider for the execution of securities orders from investors , the brokerage . To this end, he trades securities (e.g. shares , foreign exchange , electricity, goods , raw materials ) on stock exchanges and over-the-counter trading venues for the account of the customer . For the transactions it receives a commission fee , the so-called commission or brokerage .
The field of responsibility of a broker can also include consulting activities , within which he creates analyzes and reports on markets (→ market analysis ), industries and companies. Furthermore, some brokers offer their customers security recommendations based on their analyzes.
In contrast to traders , brokers always work for someone else's account ; unlike stock brokers , brokers are also allowed to serve private customers . The fees charged by the merchants are called ticket fees .
- Speaking time with Volker Handon: The smoothness of the trading floor . WDR5. August 17, 2015. Archived from the original on August 17, 2015 .: "The stock market is a" psychological fighting game "against a dark power because the market is completely anonymous, says Volker Handon. He should know because he has been an independent day trader on the international financial futures exchanges since 1997. "