Economics

About financial markets

Markets where people trade assets such as equities, bonds, currencies and derivatives.

Types

Capital markets which consist of:
1)Stock markets, which provide financing through the issuance of shares or common stock, and enable the subsequent trading thereof.
2)Bond markets, which provide financing through the issuance of bonds, and enable the subsequent trading thereof.
-Commodity markets, which facilitate the trading of commodities.
-Money markets, which provide short term debt financing and investment.
-Derivatives markets, which provide instruments for the management of financial risk.
-Futures markets, which provide standardized forward contracts for trading products at some future date; see also forward market.
-Foreign exchange markets, which facilitate the trading of foreign exchange.
-Cryptocurrency market which facilitate the trading of digital assets and financial technologies.
-Spot market.
-Interbank lending market.