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I am wondering if a broker would consider my account "valuable" to them. Hypothetical scenarios:

1. Suppose my account is 100% invested in one stock (say BRK.A). Suppose I never trade. Does a broker make any money off of my account?

2. Suppose I am 50% invested in one stock. Suppose I never trade. Does a broker make any money off of my account?

Closer to reality...I am often close to 100% invested in the market, and make only a few trades a month. When I ask if my account qualifies for any "free trade promotions" they throw a few free trades at me (10 the first time, 5 the second). I have considered moving my account to brokers that would pay me a few hundred dollars to move and/or offer me 2 years of free trades. If my current broker sees no or little value in keeping my account I assume they will stop offering free trades. I guess I'm wondering if I actually have any leverage over my current broker? Are they motivated to keep my account?


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