Similar to the currency exchange and online trading, the stock exchange is where the stocks are traded. An individual trader may access the stock exchange through a broker and trade stocks online.
The stock market has a significantly lower turnover than that of the Forex market in terms of money value. However, the number of stock names is much greater than the number of currencies as there are as many stocks as there are public companies. Hence, it may be a problem to choose which to trade and where to find the information to follow. For a trader who doesn’t feel like researching the corporate news, there is an option to trade stock indices. These represent the core of the stock market and its corresponding performance.
In general, the stock market has its particularities, but essentially, it is a subject of the same factors that influence the currency market and other spheres of the global economy.