Brokerage firms are financial intermediaries that provide brokerage or trading accounts. Brokers facilitate investor transactions for securities on exchanges. There are different account types available for investors with different requirements, fees, and options approval levels associated with each account type. All market transactions have tax implications depending on the security traded and account type.
The Brokers Handbook discusses the different account types, trading platforms, and brokerage firms available to investors, as well as important concepts like commission, margins, and taxes.