There are two main types of Financial Trading; traditional trading and online trading. Traditional trading is what most people think of when discussing the topic. It has been popularised by Hollywood movies like The Wolf of Wall Street and The Pursuit of Happyness. And as shown in these movies, traders buy and sell financial instruments in financial markets.
Trading the traditional way, traders buy and sell financial instruments in physical markets. And like all other markets, there are different markets for different financial instruments.
Stocks are traded in the US Stock Market, the London Stock Exchange, etc. They can also be bought and sold on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange which is an electronic system.
Traders can invest in Forex via investment banks and companies.
They can invest in commodities in different ways using traditional trading. They can visit physical Commodities Exchanges, that are found in different places around the world to buy or sell Commodities. They can also purchase stocks in companies whose business depends on commodities prices, buy mutual funds, index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have an emphasis on commodities-related companies.
Online Financial Trading
Advancement in technology has made financial trading easier and more accessible to the general public. Online Financial Trading or Online Trading as it is most commonly known, gives traders the possibility to invest in different Financial Instruments via the internet. With the clicks of a few buttons, they can instantly buy and sell stocks, forex, commodities and cryptocurrencies.
Brokers such as Markets.Online bridge the gap between the traders and the different Financial Markets and give them access to all Financial Instruments.