bro·​king | \ ˈbrō-kiŋ How to pronounce broking (audio) \

Definition of broking

chiefly British
: the business of a broker : brokerage

Examples of broking in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The firm focused on stock research and broking, and prided itself on being non-hierarchical and freethinking. Quentin Webb, WSJ, "How China’s Top Broker Tamed the ‘Insane Asylum’ of Hong Kong Finance," 7 Sep. 2020 Many tech companies may have an easier time floating than those in other industries, said Erik Anderson, head of corporate broking at Panmure Gordon. Myriam Balezou,, "Tech IPOs Are Booming Everywhere But in Europe This Year," 1 Sep. 2020 Banks’ broking divisions are also keen for their custom. The Economist, "Charles Schwab agrees to buy TD Ameritrade for $26bn," 28 Nov. 2019 But in recent years digital technology has enabled an even cheaper, wholly digital, discount-broking model. The Economist, "Charles Schwab agrees to buy TD Ameritrade for $26bn," 28 Nov. 2019 Yet another Hezbollah vulnerability is its political power-broking with ruling Christian, Sunni, and Shiite Amal factions renowned for their sectarianism, corruption, and failure to provide services like water and electricity. Scott Peterson, The Christian Science Monitor, "Inside Hezbollah: How Lebanon protests are breaking ‘fear barrier’," 12 Nov. 2019 New European rules that effectively force banks to charge for research separately from broking services aren’t helping., "Deutsche Bank to Recruit Rookies in Bid to Revive Equities Unit," 12 Feb. 2018 The departures also include Andrew Tusa, co-head of U.K. corporate broking, the people said. Ambereen Choudhury,, "Deutsche Bank to Cut at Least 250 Investment Bank Jobs," 19 Feb. 2018 There are illiquid markets, such as interest-rate and credit-default swaps, where voice broking will probably remain the norm. Stefania Spezzati,, "Voice Brokers Beware: New MiFID Rules May Cost You Your Job," 12 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of broking

1579, in the meaning defined above

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“Broking.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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