Niche Brokerages Are Rocking

Most of the big names in retail brokerage sector are having a decent year. Familiar names such as TD Ameritrade (AMTD) and Charles Schwab (SCHW) are consolidating after big runs and have pulled back gently with the market during the past month.

However, there is a lesser-known segment of this sector that is performing spectacularly well. Thanks to consolidation and to the withdrawal of some large foreign brokers due to new regulations, there are few independent names left standing in the U.S. retail currency brokerage sector. These niche companies have had tremendous runs this year, and their charts signal further gains ahead.  ...425 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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