Chapter 11- Type of Brokers In Stock Market

Updated: Apr 10, 2021


Welcome to yet another important aspect of the basic stock market for a beginner. We have seen in our previous chapter of basic of the stock market for beginners, how different types of participants are playing the important role in the market movement.

But to be precise, brokers are one of the financial backgrounds of the stock market. They offer you a platform to trade in the stock market.

Stockbrokers are exchanging specialists who buy and sell stocks, offers, and protections in the interest of customers over the counter or through a stock trade. Such stock brokers are generally associated with a stock financier firm and they charge a commission or expense from the customer for stockbroking and dealing with their stocks.

The financial investors require a Stock Broker to purchase and sell shares in stock trades (BSE, NSE, and so forth). Stockbrokers are enlisted individuals from the stock trade.

No one but stockbrokers can straightforwardly purchase and sell shares in Stock Market. A financial backer should contact a stockbroker to exchange stocks for his sake of him. The representative charges commissions (businesses) for their administration. Business is normally a level of the aggregate sum of exchange and changes from one agent to another.

So let’s talk about them. There are two brokers in the stock market: -


Full-service broker – These brokers provide facilities of investments and some kind of advisory to their customers. They offer a wide variety of services to their customers like a research report, financial planning, retirement plan, tax advice, portfolio-related updates, and stock tips to buy or sell.

This sort of intermediaries gives a huge arrangement of items and administrations to its clients. These administrations include protection’s exchanging, venture guidance, retirement arranging, the board of speculation portfolio, charges on capital increases, and so on. Full-time stockbrokers charge a weighty commission, be that as it may, given the scope of their administrations, such expense may validate.

As was before referenced, such brokers go through the preparation and assessments to accomplish the work and subsequently have inside and out information concerning the securities exchange. In this way, they are sufficiently prepared to make an offer for your sake and steer your portfolio to its greatest procuring potential, and limit hazards on it.

Full-administration (Full-value) representatives are the conventional dealers who offer practically sort of venture alternatives and warning to their clients.

This remembers exchanging for stock (value), Futures and Options, commodities and currency, investments in Mutual Funds, IPO's, Fixed Deposits and Bonds, Life Insurance, and General Insurance. They additionally give Wealth Management and Investment Planning administrations to individuals just as corporate clients.

Full-Service Brokers have their examination groups that help the client in their monetary arranging. They routinely distribute bulletins like market watch where they give research reports, stock tips, and proposals to their clients.

The help they offer includes some major disadvantages. Their administration charges, expenses, and businesses are higher than discount intermediaries. They charge financier dependent on a certain % of the exchange esteem.

A large portion of the stockbrokers in India is full-administration merchants. Some mainstream names are ICICI Securities Pvt. Ltd., HDFC Securities Ltd., Kotak Securities Ltd., HSBC Invest Direct Ltd., and SBICAP Securities Ltd.

Since they are offering such a wide service that’s why their brokerage is a little more expensive.

  • This is good for that investor who is new in the market.

  • They provide high-margin funds.

Some of the famous examples are - Sharekhan, Motilal Oswal, etc.


Discount Broker – These are the modern type of brokers who charges brokerage on a low price or even Zero as well. These types of brokers provide fewer services as compare to full-service brokers. They are more technologically advanced with a low operating cost.

Discount or online stock specialists rule the band of intermediaries. Alongside their inexpensive nature, they additionally offer accommodation to the laymen as far as time and spot utility. Market members don't have to meet rebate specialists and bring out their venture through the web.

Financial investors with insignificant discretionary cash flow can likewise begin putting resources into the securities exchange through discount brokers. In any case, not all rebate intermediaries offer a similar degree of mastery as conventional brokers and consequently are a less productive alternative for organizations and people who can bear the cost of weighty venture corpus and expenses.

These brokers do not provide services like a research report, stock tips, financial planning, and wealth management services. They do have limited branches.

  • They charge flat fees irrespective of trades.

  • Some of the discount brokers have zero annual maintenance charges.

Example - Zerodha, Upstox, etc.

The difference between Full Service and Discount brokers are: -

  • Full-service representatives/brokers charge brokerage in % of all-out exchange esteem. Discount merchant/broker business charges are fixed independent of the size of the exchange.

  • Full-service business/brokers charges are in every case a lot higher than the discount dealer.

  • Full-service intermediary charges Annual Maintenance Fees (AMC) for exchanging accounts which is free with the majority of the discount brokers.

  • Full-service merchants have branches in practically all significant urban communities while discount dealers have restricted branches primarily situated in metro urban areas.

  • Full-service merchants give preparing programs, research reports, and numerous other extra administrations to their clients, which are useful for amateurs.

  • Most full-service brokers give a 3-in-1 account that incorporates a trading account, Demat account, and bank account. This makes it simple for clients as every one of the exchanges between these records is consistent.

  • Most discount merchants don't give 24 hours telephone support while the greater part of the full-service dealers gives 24 hours telephone support.


There are two other subtypes of stockbrokers who work in the securities exchange. These are –

Middlemen / Jobbers: These are autonomous dealers who exchange protections for the good of their own and not for the benefit of different financial backers. They are not authorized to exchange another person's name and can't demand commission from others.

They provide two cost estimates on stocks, one of which is the buy value quote and the other is the sale value quote. The difference between these two costs is their overall revenue.

Arbitrageurs: This subset of stockbrokers is known to buy protections from one stock trade at a lower cost and afterward sell something very similar at a greater cost in an alternate stock trade.


So in conclusion, I would like to tell you that the move of the financial exchange has essentially raised the volume of exchanges that occurred and produced the path for new companies and limited scope organizations to raise capital by delivering stocks on the lookout. The stockbrokers assume an urgent part in helping financial backers to execute in the securities exchange throughout every day.

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