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Trading stocks has been around for a while – hundreds of years – and in that time, traders have adopted a lot of special approaches.

What is Stocks trading?

For generations, the stock market has been the best way to make your money work for you. Investing in the stock market offers significant opportunities for potential gains, yet it can be intimidating to new investors.

Stocks also known as equities, are a security representing partial ownership of a publicly traded company. So, when you buy stocks in a company, it means you own a part of that company. A share is the unit of stock; the more shares you buy, the more stock you have in a company. Stocks are issued by companies to raise money to grow their business.

There are two main types of stocks, one is called a common stock and the other is a preferred stock. The main difference between the two is that common stocks give shareholders the right to vote on company matters and participate in the growing earnings of the company while preferred stocks don’t. Preferred shares may come with a higher fixed dividend payout.

 

TSX

Toronto Stock Exchange is located in Toronto, Canada. It is the 9th largest exchange in the world by market capitalization. A wide range of companies from Canada and all over the world are listed on this exchange.

 

NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

New York Stock Exchange is an American stock exchange in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan in New York City and is the world's largest stock exchange by market capitalization of its listed companies, with billions of trades happening daily.

 

NASDAQ

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations is an electronic marketplace based in the United States and is focused on high technology listings. It is ranked second on the list of stock exchanges by market capitalization of shares traded, behind the New York Stock Exchange.

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