from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that acts as an agent for others, as in negotiating contracts, purchases, or sales in return for a fee or commission.
- n. A stockbroker.
- n. A power broker.
- transitive v. To arrange or manage as a broker: broker an agreement among opposing factions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. comparative form of broke: more broke
- n. A mediator between a buyer and seller.
- n. An agent involved in the exchange of messages or transactions.
- v. To act as a broker; to mediate in a sale or transaction.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who transacts business for another; an agent.
- n. An agent employed to effect bargains and contracts, as a middleman or negotiator, between other persons, for a compensation commonly called brokerage. He takes no possession, as broker, of the subject matter of the negotiation. He generally contracts in the names of those who employ him, and not in his own.
- n. A dealer in money, notes, bills of exchange, etc.
- n. A dealer in secondhand goods.
- n. A pimp or procurer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A middleman or agent who, for a commission or rate per cent. on the value of the transaction, negotiates for others the purchase or sale of stocks, bonds, commodities, or property of any kind, or who attends to the doing of something for another.
- n. One who lends money on pledges, or lets out articles for hire; a pawnbroker, or a lender of goods.
- n. A pimp or procurer; a pander.
- n. One who has ‘gone broke’; a ‘dead broke,’ ruined, or bankrupt man.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. act as a broker
- n. a businessman who buys or sells for another in exchange for a commission
_ -- A broker who signs a contract note _as broker_ on behalf of a principal, whether named or not, is not personally liable on the contract to the third party.
I would never use the term broker, nor wholesaler, when speaking to a seller.
The term broker is also used to refer to a company that specializes in brokerage services.
However, in general, a broker is an intermediary between those who produce a product or service and those who might want to buy that product or service.
There's a thing that we call a broker, which is you know going for a month and making zero.
Asking the US to be an "honest" broker is such a situation will be a repetition of the historical brokering by the US with the Native Americans.
The payments usually get bigger if the broker is successful at the new firm, but if a broker leaves early, the securities firm typically wants some money back.
The companies offered to me this year (remember that your broker is not your insurer) are ANA, ACE, and HDI.
Another advantage: There are fewer conflicts of interest in these advisory relationships than when a broker is primarily paid through upfront commissions on fund sales.
But, no one I know wants not just the ordinary risks of the market but the risk that your broker is out to get you!