Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Trader (finance)

In finance, a trader is someone who buys and sells financial instruments such as stocks, bonds and

derivatives. Traders are professionals, casual investors or speculators in financial instruments traded

in the stock markets, derivatives markets and commodity markets, comprising the stock exchanges,

derivatives exchanges and the commodities exchanges.

Several categories and designations for diverse kinds of traders are found in finance, these may

include:

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

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