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The Financial Markets provides buyers and sellers with the means to trade a wide range of financial instruments. For a Financial Market to be successful, this must be done in a transparent, secure and efficient process.

A Financial Market refers to a market exchange where securities are traded. The Financial Markets have evolved. They can be physical locations, for example the NYSE on Wall Street, or an electronic or virtual market. For a Financial Market to be viable, they must offer price transparency and discovery between market participants, efficient settlements and in certain cases custodianship of the securities traded.

There are 5 main types of Financial Markets based on the securities traded.

Stock Market – The trading of share certificates in publicly listed companies.
Bond Market – The trading of Bonds, Government or Corporate.
Commodities – The trading of a wide range of Commodities from Agricultural commodities, Energy and Minerals.
Derivatives Markets – Covering Futures and Options
Currency Markets – The exchange of one currency for another at the current exchange rate.


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Warren William

Meet the author behind Smartest-Data. Warren William has a career in Finance and Investments extending over 35 years, both on the Buy Side and Sell Side. His most recent roles include, developing Institutional Risk Management Programs for managing Equity and Fixed Income Risk.  Prior to this Warren William work in Alternative Investments, in Investment Management and as a Buy Side Equity Analyst. Warren William brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table, providing in-depth analysis and commentary on the latest trends in the Stock Markets. Contact information: or Telegram +393339034488

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