Is there a thing like an "honest broker"?

Smart Trade,

Most PoAs carry a clause stating that one will not object to an order given over the phone or in person ..... how can one stop someone from transacting illegally then?

Without signing the PoA, no broker opens an account although SEBI has directed otherwise .....

Anyone who has read the account opening agreements in detail will tell you that they are biased in favour of the brokerage.
See, Every one is a honest broker in their terms. Everyone should follow SEBI guideines. It depends the way of approaching by the concern person or RM about company features. No company has all features. We need to know what exactly our requirements and are these fullfilled by the said company ?? That's it !!!!:thumb:
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mostly fraud are done by broker with non fixed brokerage .their rm trades for generating brokerage. You have to watch all the trades but broker with fixed brokerage have less indulge in fraud because they cut their brokerage first and after you trade or not they have noissue. many national broker who advertise on tv are mostly fraud because they pressure their rm for generating target brokerage
The brokers do many wrong things...but clients are no is impossible for a broker to cheat a client if the clients are vigilant. The clients also do lot of things which are unfair to the broker so , anyone can go to arbitration....client or broker....and the arbitration committee of a stock exchange has maximum representation of outside people like retired judges, advocates, investor forums, SEBI nominee, Govt nominee....and Arbitration award is binding on the on broker and client.But the very fact that the broker has taken NSE and client to the court so he may have a strong case....the news paper may be reporting one sided story....

I have had experience of 2 national level brokers who tried to do some mischief as under :

1) In one case a trade has been done on my account by a RM .....which resulted into small profit but when I got the contract note, I gave a letter to the broker that these are not my trades, I have not authorised these trades so, take this small profit back and from now on no one from your office is authorised to do a trade unless I give them instructions on phone followed by a fax confirmation on the same day.....and that broker has never done any mischief many investors will complain when trades by RMs make profits for them ? It is only when the RM makes huge losses, investors cry many see the contract notes, ledgers every week ?

2) In another case with another broker, I was long in nifty contracts and market was going against me. My terminal hanged and I telephoned this broker to square up my position by selling the nifty contracts which I was holding....I repeated that order 2-3 times and told them clearly that look, I am long so you have to put a sell order....dont make a mistake......they confirmed that they sold...but when the contract came, it showed that they had bought. Now my losses were more than I took up the matter with them, made them play a tape which recorded my order conversation ( all brokers have to keep this taped conversation as a trail for 6 months......) and recovered the extra loss from the broker...he has to give it...he cannot afford to take confrontation with NSE/SEBI when he is wrong....

Most of the time clients encourage trading by RMs and when RMs make a hole in the account, they say we are cheated.....they get the contracts every if the investors are vigilent, it is impossible for a broker to cheat....The present laws are too good for investors to take care of themselves .

These are money matters, we have to take care of safety of our accounts.We cannot just blame brokers, blame Exchanges, blame SEBI when we have failed to take basic precautions when we are investing/trading.

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I agree that clients can be roguish as well. But brokerages have such watertight agreements that it is virtually impossible for a client to get his/her due if things go wrong.
SEBI has 28 lakh complaints as per a parliamentary question. Just check the no. of active shareholders ..... :confused:

Anyways, I have a particular question for you on behalf of a friend.
He was given an assurance of 0.15 brokerage on email by an MNC. Later they charged him an altogether different rate.
What can he do? When asked what is the basis, they sent him a horrendous way of calculating the brokerage (more than the mandated 2.5%) and a zip file with a password that wouldn't open!

Any suggestion that I can pass onto him? Thanks

Another thing.

Since you are an active member of the trade, who in your opinion does honest broking business?

Name 3 good brokerages for the benefit of all.

i Don't know about the honest broker because i started my share trading in share market with Religare online which is just a best platform for all the newcomers.Here we can get all the information about each and everything in share market.


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I am into broking (sub broking) for last 10 years. I have never short changed my customers.

But I read a joke a few years back that probably had the same theme as your thread . Here it is -

A day in winter was so cold that the stock broker was standing with hands in his own pocket.:cool:

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