Trader (Ofer Abarbanel online library)

trader is a person or entity, in finance, who buys and sells financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, commodities, derivatives, and mutual funds in the capacity of agent, hedger, arbitrageur, or speculator.

Duties and types

Traders buy and sell 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:

  • Local trader
  • Floor trader
  • High-frequency trader
  • Pattern day trader
  • Rogue trader
  • Stock trader


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