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Trading firms cut fees in bid to boost market share

Andy Uhler Mar 2, 2017
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Trading firms cut fees in bid to boost market share

Andy Uhler Mar 2, 2017
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Investors cheered by the recent rally that took the stock market to record highs have another reason to celebrate. Some of the nation’s biggest brokerage firms — Fidelity, Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade — all announced this week that they’re lowering their commission fees. What’s going on? 

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