The Stock Exchange -for Beginners
What does it really mean to trade on a stock exchange with a leading broker?
Contrary to popular belief, this game is not only for the rich! More and more people are reaping the benefits of investing on the stock exchange. The intention is to make trading securities and other financial products accessible to everyone, regardless of their economic status.
Banks and brokers are the typical way to invest in stocks. The main differences between trading via banks and brokers are commissions and technology. Trading through banks tends to be more costly, as there are higher commissions involved.
Originally, the purpose of the stock exchange, was invented to allow companies to raise enough money from a group of investors and to provide a market for those investors to sell their shares in those companies. The money that was taken from these investors, was used for innovation and development. Doing this increased the worth of the company, and ultimately resulted in increased profits to the investors. It is much easier for companies to put themselves on the stock market, as opposed to resorting to banks for their loans. This process of called Initial Public Offering, or going public.
Companies that have gone public, trade their stocks via electronic trading platforms. It has become popular for independent traders to use banks to manage their own portfolios, however, the cost of this is considerably higher than through the use of brokers. Unlike banks, Mexem uses cutting edge technology that are created to enable private investors to enjoy the same benefits as professional (institutional traders). Most banks use old fashioned platforms.
Traders tend to favor stocks over other securities. When you invest in stocks, you are actually obtaining rights and partial control over the company you are trading. Mexem offers the opportunity to invest in stocks through the Algo system, as well as the TWS platform.
Trading options is also a common security, however, due to the fluctuation of prices, it presents a higher level of risk. This means that the price of the stock will cause a dramatic change in the price of the option. Mexem’s advanced systems to trade options were built for professionals and offer a plethora of tools for advanced option traders.
Futures are financial instruments that are traded in the stock exchange. With futures, the seller is legally obligated to supply a certain asset at a future date when the price is set in advance, and the payment is made at the time the asset or commodity is submitted.
Mexem offers access to real-time trading in futures in 125 markets, and 33 countries. The main stock exchanges are frankfurter Wertpapierborse, London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, Euronext Amsterdam, and the Brussel’s stock exchange. With futures, you can trade products from different industries such as coins, energy, indexes and metals using the same account you use to trade other securities.
An ETF is a financial instrument that allows traders to diversify their risk, by trading in a variety of products using only one security, as opposed to trading separately in each product. With Mexem, you can purchase ETFs on margin or sell the ETFs short. (borrow the commodities and sell the stock, hoping to buy them back at a lower cost,return them to lender and pocket the difference.)
We are proud to offer electronic access to corporate, as well as government bonds in the USA, Europe, and Asia. We are offering cutting edge tools for traders active in the global bonds market.
With warrants, the holder is entitled to buy the underlying stock of the issuing company at a fixed price until the offer expires. This grants the holder special privileges to buy securities. Public companies usually offer this “as a gift” and as a mechanism to entice investors to buy stock.
MEXEMs Mutual Fund Marketplaces around the world offers our clients a large availability of funds at a low cost. MEXEM also provides access to 31, 531 no-load funds from over 285 fund families worldwide.
By trading with MEXEM Gold and MEXEM Silver, you are granted access to London’s bullion market, which is the market center for the international over-the-counter (OCT) for gold and silver.