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Just curious how they make a profit. . .

Say I have an account with $1 million in assets, invested in a mix of 50% stocks, 50% bonds. I make one trade this year, paying a commission of $10. Is that $10 the sum total of the firm's income from my account, or are they somehow making a profit off of holding my $1 million.

I know they are able to lend some of my stock holdings to folks who sell those stocks short. Any idea how much income that would be likely to bring in?

And what about the bonds?

I'm trying to get some sense of how much it is worth to a brokerage firm to simply hold that $1 million in assets.
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