Trading isn’t just a simple exchange of goods or services within an agreed rate of exchange. Many investors, especially those who have already experienced success in their business venture, looks into trade as a blessing that they should be thankful of. They have wide understanding about the subject, especially in terms of its history and development throughout the course of time.
The existence of trade isn’t just happened several years ago. During the advent of communication during the prehistoric era, trade was already being practiced by prehistoric people. They are believed to trade various services and goods despite the absence of any trading medium or equivalent to our present day currency. In addition, the recorded human history further established the fact that trade existed a long time ago and the system that we are currently using are considered to be the greatest grandson of the trade system before.
During the Stone Age, there were recorded evidence of exchange of flint (a hard, cryptocrystalline sedimentary silicate rocks that is used for manufacturing stone tools during the Stone Age) and obsidian (a kind of naturally-occurring glass that is abundant on felsic lava flows and used during the Stone Age to manufacture arrowheads or sharp blades). Long ranging trade routes were also discovered that is believed to have existed during the 3rd Millennium B.C. when the Sumerians of Mesopotamia had trades with the Harappan civilization from the Indus Valley.
There were also a financially-stabled trade happened from the start of the Greek civilization up to descend of Rome in the fifth century, where different spices were brought from China and the Moluccas Islands (to Europe. This just manifests that trade existed long before we knew it.
And here we are in the present, trading different assets and securities from different traders within a common market which is also called an exchange. There are investors who are shouting for joy and relief because the market trends are working for their advantage, while others are mourning around because of the loss they incurred after a deal or two. That is the common scenery in the market now—two faces of the trade, a winner and of course, a loser.
Whether you are a “knight in shining armor” or you bear that “white flag” on a trade, there are things that all investors have in common. One of which is the tools that they are using before or when they are into actual trading activities.
If you are one of the traders hoping to win in the battle, probably you are aware of what a trading platform is. It is not where you will stand and look to the figures displayed on the securities exchange electronic board or shout to your colleagues that you have got a good deal from other traders. Trading platform is a tool that you will use to analyze present market condition and make decisions based on such factors.
What are the common features of a trading platform? Check out the following:
• You can view real time market price of an asset or security that you are trading with. When you say “in real time’, it means that the platform automatically shows even minimal changes in the market prices. It is just like you are looking on the exchange electronic board.
• You will be able to perform technical analysis of the asset or security you are dealing with. It includes basic charting tools for such purposes.
• You will be able to gain access on daily and weekly research reports of your broker about the market. It also includes commentary, regular market updates, and different business news headlines.
Trading platform is an innovation created out of the minds of individuals who have looked to trade as a blessing to be thankful of.