Online trading is basically the act of buying and selling financial products through an online trading platform. These platforms are normally provided by Internet-based brokers and are available to every single person who wishes to try to make money from the market. Most brokers, like FOREX, provide a variety of financial products including Shares, Commodities, Indices, and Forex. While trading Shares like Google or buying and selling Commodities like Gold or Silver might be quite familiar, Forex trading has gained extreme popularity over the last couple of years due to some of its major features.
A trader is an individual who engages in the buying and selling of financial assets in any financial market, either for himself or on behalf of another person or institution. The main difference between a trader and an investor is the duration for which the person holds the asset.