October 25th, 2006
The stock brokerage business was one of the first industries that was fundamentally disintermediated by the Internet. In an earlier post I both wrote about the history of the stock brokerage business and about William Yeh, the Chairman of Sogo Invest. Yeh was the man who, by launching SogoInvest where active traders could take advantage of $1.00 trades, completed the 30 year history of the deregulation and disintermediation of the stock brokerage business.
In an interview Yeh gave to fellow blogger Grant Wittenborn, he made it clear that he felt the day trader and the average investor …
July 11th, 2006
As regular readers of this blog know, I have been exploring the subject of disintermediation. It is a dynamic force that has and will be reorganizing our culture and economy. In an early post on the subject, I pointed out that in the late 1990s the Internet acted as the agent of disintermediation for the travel and stock brokerage business. It became possible for people to buy and sell stocks on-line at a fraction of the cost they had incurred even years earlier. This helped launch the day trading phenomenon.
Well, it now seems that the last bit of …