One of the most basic ways to trade the markets is by directly trading stocks.

An advantage to trading stocks is that you don’t need any kind of special broker account to get started, and you can begin with a relatively small account.

There are many exchanges to choose from, including the NYSE and the NASDAQ in the United States, the Australian Securities Exchange, the Toronto Stock Exchange, the London Stock Exchange, and more.

At Profits Run, we tend to focus our efforts on the most popular exchanges that have the most trading volume. One of the reasons for this is that as a trader, you only want to be trading in markets where there are many other traders so that you always get your orders filled.

The main disadvantage of trading stocks is that you have no leverage with your money, meaning that it takes a dollar to control a dollar’s worth of any given stock. That’s why many people choose to trade options instead of the underlying stock.

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