I'm just curious as to why we actually need brokers?
I can understand that before the internet, you couldn't have a million people just walk into the stock exchange and place orders, that would be chaos.
But im assuming now every order is done electronically.
So I guess my point is, why do you have to pay a broker to be your intermediary?
Obviously they provide a lot of other functions such as platforms etc with their services but I'm still curious?
Maybe to use the exchanges network line or?