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Finance Glossary

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Brokerage Account


Brokerage accounts are where you buy and sell stocks and other liquid securities. Setting up a brokerage account is easy and for an investment amount of usually less than $2,500, you too can trade stocks like a tie-wearing Wall Street guy. If you have the extra money to be able to invest then this part of Shmoop finance is really not for you.