Casual trading

Casual Trading is a newly developed variant of Financial trading, it consists of the same principles carried out in Trading Rooms but involves the use of trading platforms that can be operated from the trader's residence.
Casual Trading is a general name for all trading actions that are carried out by individuals without the use of a mediator, they can be found in Stock exchange, Foreign exchange, commodities and other markets.

General Trading markets

There are three major markets in Casual Trading. They are -- Stocks, Forex, and Commodities. First, there are stocks. Stock market stock trading or (equity trading) is trading of company stock and derivatives of company stock at an agreed price; both of these are securities listed on a stock exchange as well as those only traded privately. Secondly, there is Forex. In foreign exchange (currency or forex or FX) market traders select a Currency Pair in which one currency is traded for another. It is by far the largest financial market in the world, with The average daily trade in the global forex and related markets estimated at US$ 3 trillion. [http://www.bis.org/publ/rpfx07.pdf Triennial Central Bank Survey] (April 2007), Bank for International Settlements.] In Forex it is common to use leveraging Leveraging which enables traders to generate large profits but considered quite risky for the inexperienced trader. Thirdly, there are commodities, which are things for which there is demand, but which is supplied without qualitative differentiation across a given market. Characteristic of commodities is that their prices are determined as a function of their market as a whole. Generally, these are basic resources and agricultural products such as iron ore, crude oil, coal, etc ( for a full list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_traded_commodities of traded commodities see here) .

Casual Trading versus standard trading

The principal differences between casual trading and Floor trading are in the traders experience, volume and location. Professional traders usually carry out their trades from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trading_floor] and carry large volumes. Casual traders do not trade as a profession but as an addition to their everyday lives. They usually trade from their own homes or "day job" offices using an internet connection and a trading platform software day trading software, which are monitored and regulated by the National Futures Association (NFA).

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ee also

*stock trader
*day trader
*floor trader
*paper trading

External links

* [http://www.newyorkfed.org/markets/foreignex.html Federal Reserve Bank of New York] Stock, Foreign Exchange and commodities related material.


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