Stock broker is registered professionals who provide financial advice and management to their clients. They buy and sell stocks, bonds, and other securities, among other things.
The terms equity and stocks are interchangeable, although they refer to the same thing. The stock market is where these stocks are traded. A stock market is a social hub for buyers and sellers of stocks. In other terms, it is a market where publicly traded corporations’ shares are traded.
Only if a stock is listed on a stock exchange can it be bought or sold. The stock exchange can think of as a location, organization, or institution where stockbrokers and traders can trade assets such as stocks and other financial instruments if they are listed on the exchange.
Let’s have a look at what a stock broker is and how they work on the stock exchange.
- Stock Broker: A registered member of the stock exchange referred to as a stock broker. This person or entity is the ultimate facilitator, acting on behalf of the investor in stock market transactions.
- Sub-Broker: A stock exchange member’s sub-broker is the majority of stock traders. They can trade on behalf of a stock exchange member if they register with SEBI.
- SEBI: Under the SEBI Act of 1992 and the Securities Contract (Regulation) Act of 1956, the Securities and Exchange Board of India regulates all stock brokers.
- Exchange of Stocks: A stock exchange is a financial marketplace where you can trade stocks, bonds, and other financial products. This platform filters out dividends and incomes. Securities, bonds, and derivatives trades in the form of shares of corporations, trusts, and other organisations through a Kotak Securities (Registered Broker). In the country, there are numerous stock exchanges, each with its own index that indicates the most widely traded or influential listed stocks.
- BSE: The Bombay Stock Exchange, founded in 1875, is one of the country’s and Asia’s oldest stock exchanges. BSE has the most listed stocks in the country, out of 22 other regional stock exchanges.
Registration Process to Become Stock Broker
- To apply, please go to the stock exchange.
- The application form can receive at the office during your visit or downloaded from the following link.
- Refer to page 25 for a link to form A.
- For new membership, submit a completed application along with all relevant documentation to the stock exchange’s membership department.
- Authorities will analyse the data provided. If everything is in order, the user will receive an acknowledgement for the application they submitted.
- Internally, the application and documentation will handle to obtain board approval as well as SEBI certification.
- Following processing, the board issues an offer letter of provisional membership to the applicant.
The benefits of becoming a stockbroker
The broker is never out of money. Whether the market is in a bear or a bull market, the broker is the one who profits without taking any risks. Whether you make money or lose money, the broker will get a cut.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR BROKER REGISTRATION:
Document for registration of stock brokers
- Name of applicant, trade name, stock exchange name, applicant’s address, and contact information
- Applicant’s PAN Card, Form of Organization – Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporate
- Certificate of Incorporation/Registration (Certificate of Incorporation/Registration
- Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association or Deed
- Applicant’s Financial Statement (Audited/Unaudited)
- Certificate of Net Worth
- Proprietor/Director/Partner KYC, i.e. PAN and Aadhar Card
- Proprietor/Director or partner educational qualifications and experience in futures trading or securities market
- Details of any sales employee or authorised user who has successfully completed a certification programme
- If the applicant wishes to clear and settle trades through a clearing member, a copy of the MOU/Contract Agreement must share with the clearing member.
- Stock Exchange Recommendation
Instructions for Stock Broker
- For the registration process, a stock broker must adhere to the SEBI requirements.
- The application process is the same, and you must include information such as your name, address, PAN number, and other pertinent details. You’ll also need to mention the stock exchange where you’d like to trade.
- Mention the various sectors you trade in, such as equity derivatives, equities, and currency derivatives, as well as the different categories you trade in, such as trading members, trading cum self-clearing members, and professional clearing members.
- To begin trading, stock brokers must get a Certificate of Registration (CoR) from SEBI. No stock broker authorize to practice until he or she has received a valid CoR from SEBI, according to the stock exchange’s norms. Similar to a stock broker, a sub-broker can register with SEBI as a sub-broker.