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Are Commission Rates Finally Slowing Down? Report Notes Levelling in Institutional Equity-Trade

Traders Magazine, June 1998

John A. Byrne

An uninterrupted and staggering 20-year decline in the average equity commissions paid to broker dealers by U.S. institutions is slowing unceremoniously, a new report by Greenwich Associates reveals.

"The point of resistance has been reached," said Wayne Wagner, president of the Plexus Group, a Santa Monica, Calif.-based firm that studies institutional-trading costs. "Brokers are simply saying, Let's have no more declines in commissions.'"

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