Equity trading involves the process of buying and selling of company shares, stock indices and sector CFDs.  The major stock exchanges like London Stock Exchange, New York Stock Exchange, and Tokyo Stock Exchange play key roles as they act as managed auctions for stock trades. Shares of big public companies are bought and sold through these exchanges. OTC (over-the-counter) markets are also available for small companies.

The owner of the stocks or an agent can perform deals. Proprietary trading (also principal trading) is buying and selling for the trader’s own profit or loss. The principal is the owner of the shares. Agency trading defines an agent (usually a stock broker) who buys and sells stocks, on behalf of a client. Stock brokers are paid a commission for performing the trade.

This information provided by Orient Financial Brokers (OFB), licensed and regulated by Central Bank of the UAE, to conduct brokerage in Foreign Exchange, Commodities and Money Markets. OFB offers a number of commodity futures contracts including all main oil, grain and metal contracts.