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December 21, 2010 08:16 ET

Analyst Research on Knight Capital Group Inc. and LaBranche & Co Inc. -- Brokerage Firms Have Options

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 21, 2010) -   www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the investment brokerage -- regional industry and has completed analytical research on Knight Capital Group Inc. (NYSE: KCG) and LaBranche & Co Inc. (NYSE: LAB). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

Shares of investment brokerage firms have been relatively flat through December primarily because of seasonal drops in trade volume. 

www.stockcall.com/ is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the investment brokerage -- regional industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Knight Capital Group Inc. and LaBranche & Co Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html

As market volatility pervades, brokerage firms are seeing their investment strategies shift as well. The biggest shift has been towards options trading. Options trading allows investors the opportunity, without the obligation to buy or sell a security by a certain date. Brokerage firms are more in favor of options because they allow for greater flexibility and less risk even though they also offer lower yields on average. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the investment brokerage - regional industry.

November marked the highest increase in options trading since December of last year. Across the nine exchanges, trading volume jumped 33% during the month. Total volume could reach 3.8 billion by the end of the year. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

For the quarter, Knight Capital Group Inc. saw its quarterly earnings decline stridently as the investment brokerage firm booked heavy severance charges and compact stock-market volatility dented trading volume which in turn negatively impacted fee income. Investors looking for free research on Knight Capital Group Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/KCG211210.pdf for our new report. 

Conversely, LaBranche & Co Inc. saw an after-tax net loss of $10.5 million for the third quarter of this year. Investors looking for complimentary research on LaBranche & Co Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/LAB211210.pdf for our new report. 

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