soft dollars

Definition

Payments to a full-service brokerage for its services in terms of commission revenue, rather than actual cash payments. opposite of hard dollars.

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You may want to see if your brokerage would rather accept soft dollars if that makes things easier for both.

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While the brokers continued to help close deals for the company, the soft dollars continued to flow in as well, and everyone was reeping the rewards.

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Sometimes a brokerage firm or advisor receives services (infrastructure, information, or technology) instead of cash; these services are soft dollars.

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