What does a Stockbroker do?

Stockbrokers are individuals who buy and sell stocks and other securities for retail and institutional clients, through a stock exchange or over the counter, in return for a fee or a commission. Institutional stockbrokers work with fund managers and other financial institutions, but there are also retail investors.

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What skills does a Stockbroker need?

  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including strong negotiating and presentation skills
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • Ambition and determination
  • The ability to accept criticism and work well lots of under pressure
  • A natural sales ability
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Analytical and research skills, as well as the ability to process and retain information quickly
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of economics and accounting
  • The ability to build lasting relationships
  • A disposition for taking risks
  • The ability to persuade people and strong negotiation skills
  • Decisiveness and the ability to solve problems.

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