Introducing the financial markets
Ideal as a first step into the world of trading, this course takes you on a tour of the financial markets – including shares, indices, forex and commodities – equipping you with the essentials every trader needs to know. You’ll discover how each market operates, what drives it, and most importantly how you might capitalise on its movements. But before that, we’ll answer the most fundamental question of all: what is financial trading, and why would you want to do it?

What is financial trading?
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    Financial trading is the buying and selling of financial instruments
    There are many types of financial assets, including shares, indices, forex, and commodities
    Most of the time financial traders don’t want or need the assets – they trade to make a profit
    Financial markets are where buyers and sellers come to trade
    The markets are regulated to reduce fraud, keep transaction costs low and improve efficiency

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