The stock exchanges are the places where brokers buy and sell different financial instruments. Each stock exchange has different trading markets, but each major exchange offers the most popular trading markets.
There are many trading markets for investing purposes which provides a wide selection for traders. Forex markets, or currency pairs, can be traded on all major stock exchanges. This market focuses on the rate of exchange of two currencies. Since the currencies are quoted in pairs, the price quoted is the price of the first currency against the second.
Other trading markets include shares and commodities. Shares are pieces of a company which can be bought or sold and by owing a piece of the company a trader has a particular voice within the company. Commodities are the goods being traded on the stock exchange. Goods are typically in the raw form and don’t change much from country to country.
Bonds and interest rates are other trading markets which traders can find on all major stock exchanges. These trading markets involve the prices of interest rates from the government and banks.
There are many trading markets for investment purposes and traders may find some to be more complex than others depending on their experience level.