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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Stocks & shares
jobberjob‧ber /ˈdʒɒbə $ ˈdʒɑːbər/ noun [countable]  especially British EnglishBFS someone whose job is buying and selling stocks and sharesstockbroker
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jobberBy 1985 nearly all the main broking firms and jobbers had linked up with financial institutions, both domestic and foreign.Commercial and investment banks, both domestic and foreign, rapidly absorbed most of London's traditional stockbrokers and jobbers.The Bank also intended to continue the tax arrangements available to gilt-edged jobbers under the old system: 1.But if the independent jobber happened to be on the County Planning Commission, the bill was promptly paid in full.No jobber wants that kind of publicity.He was here on sufferance as coach driver and odd jobber.It was also thought that jobbers would stabilise prices through their short-term speculative activities.The market makers who replaced the jobbers rarely meet face to face, so one rumour is as good as another.
From Longman Business Dictionaryjobberjob‧ber /ˈdʒɒbəˈdʒɑːbər/ noun [countable]1British EnglishFINANCEJOB in Britain before the BIG BANG, someone whose job was to buy stocks and shares in a particular area of the market, dealing only with BROKERs or with other jobbers, not directly with investors. Now any person whose job is buying and selling stocks and shares can deal directly with investors or other dealers SYN STOCKJOBBERThe distinction between brokers and jobbers has disappeared.2COMMERCEsomeone who buys a product from a company and then sells it to a customer at a higher priceThe distribution system includes the oil companies, middlemen known as jobbers and the gas stations themselves. see also rack jobber
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