Financial Trader

financial traders buy and sell shares, bonds and assets for individuals, investors and banks. They make prices and execute trades, seeking to maximise assets or minimise financial risk. there are three types of traders: registered traders, flow (market) and sales.traders may specialise in one of the following areas:

•Fixed-interest bonds - loans issued by a government or company, which pay interest.

•Gilts - government links issued to raise public funds.

•Shares - also known as stocks or securities - from companies listed on the Stock Exchange or fund components.

•Futures and options - also known as products - involves buying and selling merchandises, securities and products in secondary markets in order to make a profit through pricing differences.

•Foreign exchange (FX) markets - includes risking on whether the price of a currency will rise or fall in order to make a profit through pricing differences.

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