As mentioned before, online trading gives traders and investors the opportunity to trade like a professional, therefore, most company platforms give independent traders and investors access to all the markets that professional brokers have.
Most online trading companies will allow their traders and investors access to the six markets most commonly traded on; the “popular markets”, indices, forex, individual shares, commodities and bonds/interest rates.
– Popular markets: the popular markets are simply that, the most popular markets that are traded on a daily basis. These often include the major world markets such as the FTSE, the DAX and Wall Street, the most popular assets to trade such as Gold and the most popular companies to trade with such as Royal Dutch Shell and Apple.
– Indices: Indices allow you access to more specific trades within the major world markets e.g. being able to trade on the FTSE rolling, FTSE futures and FTSE monthly stocks.
– Forex: the forex gives traders and investors the option to trade currencies, betting on how currencies such as the pound, dollar, euro and yen will trade against each other.
– Individual Shares: simply, this option allows traders and investors the option to trade on almost every company or asset on the market, from Abercrombie and Fitch to Yell.
– Commodities: allow traders and investors to trade Energy, Metals and Soft Commodities such as crude oil, gold, silver and orange juice.
– Bonds/Interest Rates: finally, this gives the option to trade in bonds and interest rates such as the US 10 year.
Risk warning: Spreadbetting, CFD trading and Forex are leveraged. This means they can result in losses exceeding your original deposit. Ensure you understand the risks, seek independent financial advice if necessary. The value of shares and the income from them may go down as well as up. Nothing on this website constitutes a solicitation or recommendation to enter into any security or investment.