Have you ever been to a farmers market on a Saturday morning? One week you may find people bidding over cheap strawberries. The next week you return with plenty of cash, but the berries are triple the price. Well if you swap the fruit for stock, you may find yourself at a stock exchange.

The stock exchange used to be a literal trading floor like ones in New York, London, Tokyo and Frankfurt. But today, most bids to buy and sell shares are made electronically. They’re also known as online trading. You access these global electronic markets by placing an order through a broker or trading app.

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Try online trading. It’ll give you access to stock exchanges all around the world. It also helps you find new companies to invest and love that were geographically limited in the past.

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