Introduction to Global Financial Exchanges 

If you're interested in international markets and global investing, this is a section for you.

Nowadays, it is rather simple to invest around the world from a single brokerage account. There are even domestically traded funds, such as ETFs in the United States and the United Kingdom, that make international investments rather simple. But more sophisticated investors and traders go to trade directly on international exchanges. To do so, premium brokerage accounts are required. Some of them allow for trading in multiple asset classes such as equities, commodities, and foreign exchange. 

What's noteworthy to point out is that there are extra risks involved in foreign markets trading. These include foreign exchange risks as well as different legal and accounting standards. Even political events can play a role.

This section explains financial markets around the world. First of all, differences between order-driven and quote-driven markets are explained. Then, major exchanges around the world are covered. Note that these exchanges facilitate trading in multiple asset classes, not only stocks. Most exchanges allow for equity, bond, derivative, and fund trading. There are also commodity exchanges. When it comes to markets around the world, there are many similarities as well as differences among them. In this section, you will find out more. 

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In this section, we introduce major financial exchanges around the globe