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Doctors study medicine... Chemists study one of many chemistry-fields... Teachers study docency... What do Stock brokers study? Economy? Administration? What?Herle King 23:07, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Stockbrokers (one word) study stocks. CapitalFX (talk) 21:16, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

Something else[edit]

Question: Is there really a point to listing "Famous stock brokers and their spouses"?? The former I could understand, though I'd prefer a larger list with no explanations (that's what the linked-to pages are for), but the latter is IMO totally superfluous. --Brazzy 21:43, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I know this is someones hobby and they enjoy the Famous Stock Broker section, but I really do not find it relevant to this section, but I am going to leave it alone, and let the user that post it ultimately decide if it is valid/relevant to this section. Paul.Paquette (talk)04:19, 13 December 2005 (UTC)

I found the famous stockbroker section quite interesting. how do they use math? what classes do u take in highschool/college for it?

broker commission comparison table[edit]

A good thing would be to have a discount broker commission comparison table.

If you're looking for that, there are many commercial sites that can help you. Wiki is NOT a link for commercial sites, and it is not US centric. DocendoDiscimus 23:39, 17 October 2005 (UTC)

I wasn't looking for links, I was looking for a list that shows the cheapest brokers to trade at. Could be placed at a subarticle called US stock broker commission table and yes you could have one for France, Japan, India, and other countries. Just because it's not US centric doesn't imply it should have no useful information at all for readers. I think attitudes like that are the downfall of this project.

There are such comparisons on wikipedia for things like media player and instant messaging programs, so why not brokers? - Guy who needs to create account


I think this article needs some serious rewording. One of the section titles is "related thing" - that doesn't refer to anything. Isn't there a better way to portray the topic of that section? Also "This is the case for the UK:" and "This is the case for the US:" - both painfully obvious sentences - there are a myriad of ways to express this more concisely, and less redundantly. - I am not changing it, since I don't have an account...

This article is brutally written. I don't have much experience writing for Wikipedia, so I worry that if I take a crack at it my work could go to waste. But wow, one of the worst articles I've seen in a while.

my former employers mother gave me this stock certificate . I dont know if it has any value it was issued in 1955 how does one find out if the company is still viable and still working thank you ann

I removed Stock Broker Career as an irrelevant external link.Talous 10:52, 7 June 2006 (UTC)

I did not make any changes, but I do agree that this article needs some serious editing. For example: "While the term "stockbroker" is still in use, more common terms are "broker", "financial advisor", "registered rep." or simply "rep."" WRONG! Wrong as two right clown shoes on two left feet. To answer the question (surely you have an answer by now) "how does one find out if the company is still viable and still working?" All businesses are required to be incorporated by the state they do business in. If you know what state the certificate was issued from, then contact the state business incorporation department, simply put, call the secretary of THAT SPECIFIC STATE, and they can tell you the history of the company. If the company went bust, but is of historical significance, the value of the certificate is what you can get for memorabilia. If the company was bought out, then whoever owns the company today, MUST honor the certificate. the truth is somewhere in between. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:12, 26 February 2014 (UTC)

Gentle reminder - this is a talkpage for improvement - not a chat forum[edit]

Page cleanup will now commence. Ronbo76 03:51, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Jerry Doyle Stockbroker?[edit]

"Jerry Doyle - Known to many as "Michael Garibaldi" on Babylon5 was a stock broker for 10 years."

Are we sure about this? When I talked to Doyle at a science fiction convention (ConDor??) about ten years ago, he told me he had been a corporate pilot for a number of years.

The careers aren't mutually exclusive, but I don't recall him saying anything about being a stockbroker.

--Rick Cook —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:50, August 30, 2007 (UTC)

New page needed to separate Stock Broker from Brokerage Firm[edit]

A stock broker is a natural person, and individual. A Brokerage Firm is a massively powerful organization which might employ thousands of stock brokers. Currently, references to "brokerage firm" points to "stock broker". The description of the financial services industry needs a lot of improvement. I'd rather not start this on my own, or would not do so without initial comment. -- Knowsetfree (talk) 22:58, 19 December 2007 (UTC) 22:57, 19 December 2007 (UTC)----

Why not explain the difference in the article, and include a section about brokerage firms? That way the information they have in common can be easily shared. By the way, did you notice that Brokerage firm now redirects to Broker? --Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) (Talk) 14:58, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Some wrong facts...[edit]

Happiness in the US is still "happiness", if you had read the book or watched the film, happiness was written "happyness" on Chris' son's daycare center the wrong way by the man who ran it. Also, professional is spelt al in the US as well, I dont know where you got that from. Just wanted to let you know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by KrisGor0606 (talkcontribs) 22:51, 23 January 2008 (UTC)

Also center should not be spelt "centre". Especially if it is referring to a phenomenon in the United States.

And of course in the US, it's "spelled," not "spelt." Spelt is a kind of wheat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 9 November 2010 (UTC)

Stock broker or stockbroker[edit]

This article seems to be very undecided as to whether the term is stock broker or stockbroker. Any preferences??

  • stockbroker is what I'm used to. Wanderer57 (talk) 22:18, 25 March 2008 (UTC)

Websters has it listed as stockbroker.Gulbenk (talk) 02:57, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

"stock broker" moved to "stockbroker" as a technical (uncontroversial) edit, which (hopefully) it is. Gulbenk (talk) 01:14, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

The move was exactly the right thing to do. Page View Statistics show that this article is now viewed 600-800 times per day. Up significantly from the period before the move. Gulbenk (talk) 01:40, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

Serious Editing Required[edit]

This article is horribly written and confuses the roles of a trader and broker. They are two different positions within a corporation. Furthermore, not all traders are licensed, i.e. hedge funds.

The 'stockbroker' town of Beaconsfield[edit]

The 'stockbroker' town of Beaconsfield, in the north-west corner of London's greenbelt, has ranked fourth on the list of average incomes, with an average income of £74,375.

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The stockbroker town of Beaconsfield reference -

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Is that what wikipedia turned into? In a bunch of bourgeois business man updating pictures of them in the office? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:41, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Article Refactoring[edit]

I've done some article refactoring: some of the sections have been moved around or renamed, there is now an infobox for this article, albeit a spartan one at present. I've fixed some grammar issues and added an article preface to distinguish between "stockbroker" the profession and "stock broker" meaning a brokerage. I'll be adding more content soon, along with citations, etc. —Wikijeff (talk) 01:30, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Also, I should note: the current redirect of "Stock Broker" to "Stockbroker" should most definitely stay as many people searching the site will no doubt mistake the terms to be interchangeable. —Wikijeff (talk) 01:32, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Share broker?[edit]

What does a share broker do? Is this another word for a stockbroker, or is this a different occupation? Qwertyxp2000 (talk) 02:14, 4 January 2015 (UTC)