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Online trading platforms have largely taken the place of the full service broker. Not entirely, mind you. But the percentage of investors now preferring to 'self-trade' has grown to the point of forcing most of the major brokerage firms to develop an online trading platform.
The days of $100 trades are pretty much over. Now for as low as $2.95 one can make a trade.