bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-k(ə-)rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio) \

Definition of brokerage

1 : the business or establishment of a broker
2 : a broker's fee or commission

Examples of brokerage in a Sentence

one of the country's largest brokerages She works for a brokerage firm.

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The data cover Fidelity’s 20.8 million retail brokerage accounts. Stan Choe, The Seattle Times, "For young investors, jumpy market presents first big test," 28 Jan. 2019 The two banks have discussed ways to broaden their partnership, including by selling Morgan Stanley’s retail brokerage services to MUFG’s customers in Japan. Liz Hoffman, WSJ, "The Muscle Morgan Stanley Flexed in the $74 Billion Bristol-Myers Deal," 4 Jan. 2019 Joint or individual brokerage account Saving for something other than retirement or college? Ellen Sheng, Marie Claire, "A Beginner's Guide to Investing," 2 Jan. 2019 Industrial availability in Los Angeles and the nearby Inland Empire region was 4.6% and 6.3%, respectively, in the fourth quarter, according to real-estate brokerage CBRE Group Inc. Erica E. Phillips, WSJ, "Import Wave Jams California Warehouses," 17 Feb. 2019 An investor, for example, that rolls over an account to an IRA at a mutual fund company, online brokerage or investment advisory firm will have hundreds, if not thousands, of funds to choose from. Adam Shell, USA TODAY, "3 reasons IRAs have edge over 401(k)s when it's time to tap your nest egg," 11 July 2018 China's aim may not really be to bar shipments of Micron's chips, said Kevin Cassidy, an analyst at Stifel Nicolaus, a brokerage and investment banker. David Staats And Ian King, idahostatesman, "A Chinese court just retaliated against Boise's Micron. Here's why, and what it means," 5 July 2018 The state is urging banks and brokerages to check, flag, and report abandoned accounts regularly. Joseph N. Distefano,, "Delaware's long fight to collect the world's orphan cash," 12 Jan. 2018 Robinhood’s stock trading app has won over millions of millennial investors with the promise of no commission fees—and ruffled the feathers of traditional brokerages in the process. Jeff John Roberts, Fortune, "Robinhood CEO Takes Aim at Bitcoin Exchanges' High Fees," 20 June 2018

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First Known Use of brokerage

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of brokerage

: the business of a broker


bro·​ker·​age | \ ˈbrō-kə-rij How to pronounce brokerage (audio) \

Legal Definition of brokerage

1 : the business or establishment of a broker
2 : a broker's fee or commission

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