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an honest broker

An unbiased or objective mediator. We can't have your mother decide this for us—we need an honest broker.
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an honest broker

a disinterested intermediary or mediator.
This expression is a translation of the German ehrlicher Makler . In a speech in 1878 the German statesman Bismarck ( 1815–98 ) recommended adopting this role in peace-making, and the phrase became one of his sobriquets.
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In the midst of this growing and important stress the broker became suddenly aware of a high-rolled fringe of golden hair under a nodding canopy of velvet and ostrich tips, an imitation sealskin sacque and a string of beads as large as hickory nuts, ending near the floor with a silver heart.
And through the window came a wandering--perhaps a lost--odour--a delicate, sweet odour of lilac that fixed the broker for a moment immovable.
At first she seemed overcome with amazement; then tears flowed from her wondering eyes; and then she smiled sunnily through them, and one of her arms slid tenderly about the broker's neck.
"Here are the names of seven respectable brokers," Wingrave continued, passing a sheet of paper towards him.
The news of the dealing, however, had got about, and although derision was the chief sentiment amongst the brokers, the price steadily mounted.
The brokers, however, now understood, or thought they understood, the situation.
The telephone rang all the time; the place was besieged with brokers. Then Wingrave showed his hand.
"His brokers won't listen to me, and your governor--well, I've just been to see him.
The PSE even noted that stock broker ownership would actually fall below 20 percent if the Securities and Exchange Commission completes the revocation process for stock brokers who have been inactive for at least five years.
Offer to take a local broker to lunch to get to know them: not a sales pitch or presentation, a lunch like you would do with your coworkers.
The big web broker entities that connect their computer systems directly with HealthCare.gov have no interest whatsoever in playing a major role in policing retail agents and brokers.
The slow decline in New York City real estate brokers' confidence continued in the second quarter of 2016 with commercial and residential brokers concerned by uncertainty over global economic instability and the political future of the United States, according to the Real Estate Board of New York's (REBNY) latest Broker Confidence Index
"I know I'm not my broker's only or biggest client, but the team makes me feel that way." That's the response you get from Lori Seidenberg, ARM, RF, senior vice president, risk management, for HCP Pacific Asset Management LLC, when you ask her about her relationship with her broker, one that's lasted for seven years.
Denver, CO, June 19, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Best-Online-Brokers.com launches today to help future and existing stock broker customers review stock brokers before they open an account to begin trading.