The Readers Poll


How Online Trading Works

I never have any idea what online trading is. As the name implies, I could immediately relate it with financial investments and the like. I have learned that online trading is the purchase and selling of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Everything is done via the internet.
My co-worker's boyfriend is into this line of business. He is one of the big stockholders in Norway. He has his own broker by which has its own shop on the internet. The process of doing the trade is done electronically. The trader's "buy" order is matched up with a "sell" order and the trade takes place. Or, the trader can choose to sell a stock and it is matched up electronically with someone else's buy order. I still haven't learned how the entire business works but at least I have a little idea now.