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Best market to trade for beginners

Hey, it’s Marina, The Trader Chick, and today I want to know, what are you trading, if you don’t know? Totally cool. A lot of people, when they first begin in the financial markets, if you want to trade, they always wonder “what should I trade?” or “what markets are there?” So today, that’s exactly what I’m going to be covering. Now, remember, subscribe because I put out these videos every week to be able to simplify your trading and to really be able to make it accessible to you.

All right, guys, let’s begin “what to trade?”. All right, guys. I’m Marina, The Trader Chick. And I am here to simplify your day trading.


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And today, what to trade?. All right. This is the coolest thing. Did you know that stocks only make up about 25 percent of the tradable markets? Every time I tell anybody I’m a day trader, they’re like, oh, what stocks do you trade? Or Yeah, I dabble in stock trading.

But the funny thing is stocks aren’t even the biggest market that is traded. So wait till the end to find out which is really the biggest market and which is an emerging market that you need to be in.

So here are the markets that are truly being traded:


Forex or foreign exchange, you are trading different currency pairs, Forex is the largest trading market in the world because you can do it in the world. It’s a 24-hour market, and you could get started with a little bit of money.

You don’t really need that much money. So basically what you’re doing is you’re taking one country against another country, which is on the market. Let’s say you’re taking the U.S. dollar versus the euro and then you are with a strategy seeing if the euro is going to go stronger or vice versa.

I’m not going to get into the full understanding of this right now. I just want to let you understand the different kinds of markets out there. So Forex, the largest market out there.

best market to trade for beginners
One of the best markets to trade for beginners is Forex which is available 24-hours a day, 5 days per week and can be entered into with a relatively small amount of capital.

Equities Stocks

Then we have equities stocks. Yes, you could definitely trade stocks, and they could be super profitable. But you do not want to trade them all. Why? There’s over 5000 different stocks out there. So it’s really, really important for day trading to niche it down. OK, and again, go to a video that I just made, trading versus investing to really understand the difference, because when you’re investing, it’s OK to be in different markets. But when you’re trading, you really want to niche down, you want to be laser focused.

So with equities, we have sectors, for example, pharmaceuticals, technologies, entertainment and so many more. Or you could focus on big caps, small caps. You can really focus on the different kinds. You could also focus on penny stocks, not recommended, it’s the most manipulated market, just that you understand. But it is a market that people do trade. Or you could also trade specific stocks themselves. There are many people that are just trading Apple or Amazon or Tesla or so forth.

Right. Or Microsoft, Facebook. And they’re really, really doing well because they’re laser focused. So if you’re going to be doing stocks, if that is what you’re interested in, laser down, niche down, see what works best for you. And even when you’re doing sectors which could be a multiple different types of stocks, I recommend choosing a particular sector.

And apart from niching down, another valuable approach to day trading I would highly recommend is to simplify your approach to day trading technical analysis and indicators in order to become a profitable and more consistent trader over time.


OK, futures are the commodities market. We’ve all heard of the commodities market. It pretty much began is the CME market, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where it was first, you know, physical goods like crude, oil, wheat, soy, sugar.

Right. However, CME, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, they expanded. And on the futures market, you could also trade different indexes. You could trade the S&P 500 index, you could trade the Russell, the Nasdaq and some of the best market to trade for beginners.

So if you are going to be trading the futures, I really recommend focusing on a specific futures, a specific market, because if you’re going to be trading futures or commodities, you know, wheat does not work the same as gold.

So it might be very a different strategy. And you really don’t want to be into that are completely different and trying to figure out what is going on. So it’s good to focus down again. I have a really good video explaining how to shoot down and how to really focus on one market. It’s in the description below.


Options is a huge market. And if you’re going to go into options, you really need to do your due diligence.

OK, understand, there are expirations. There are many different kinds of options trading to be. And so really understand that options work very differently than the other markets. Those are the four biggest markets out there, four of the biggest ones that are traded. OK, and they’re. Pretty much treated a little bit equally here, there, obviously, Forex is one of the bigger ones, but again, do your work, really see which one you connect with.

best market to trade for beginners
Crypto trading is a lot more than just Bitcoin. There are over six thousand different cryptocurrency projects out there you could look into for trading.


And don’t forget crypto guys, this is the emerging market. The volatility here is still not as huge as it is in others. But let’s get real, guys. It is here and it is here to stay. And when people say cryptocurrencies, everyone automatically believes Bitcoin. The funny thing is, there are six thousand different cryptocurrency projects out there. So if you’re going to say you’re trading crypto, don’t say you’re trading Bitcoin. Bitcoin is just one market.

So focus on what you want to do. If you want to do old coins, if you want to do Bitcoin, if you want to do other stuff again, do your due diligence. But remember, crypto, it’s emerging. It’s here to stay. And to be honest with you, I personally believe we’re still early. So crypto could be one of the best market to trade for beginners even more over time and as this financial market grows. So, again, do your homework. Don’t just hop in. And for trading, you really want to understand your strategy and your charts.

So that’s it, guys. What do you want to trade? Let me know below. What are you trading or are you trading already? Are you successful? Do you have questions? You could comment below, or you could email me at thetraderchick@Gmail.com and subscribe to my channel. Thanks, guys.

Factors to Consider for Beginners Choosing Which Market to Trade

Now that we have talked about the different choices or options when it comes to the financial markets you could consider getting into as a beginner, it’s vital to cover different factors you need to consider before descending which market or markets you want to trade in.

Risk Tolerance

This is a very important aspect when it comes to choosing which financial market to trade in. Risk tolerance is an individual’s willingness and ability to endure fluctuations in the value of their investments.

Or basically how comfortable you are when faced with the possibility of experiencing big losses in trading.

Markets discussed above like Forex and Cryptocurrencies, are renowned for their inherent volatility and rapid price movements. While these characteristics can present lucrative opportunities for adept traders, they may prove daunting and unsuitable for those who possess a more conservative approach to risk.

On the other hand the stock market often offers a sense of stability and familiarity, particularly for beginners seeking a more tempered environment.

Available Time

Each of the financial markets discussed above have unique trading hours and dynamics, and can be suited for diverse schedules among traders.

For example both the Forex and Crypto markets operate virtually non-stop, 24-hours a day which offer a great amount of flexibility for beginner traders and they can suit many different lifestyles and time commitment of different traders.

Stock markets have specific trading hours, which mainly align with the business hours of the respective countries’ stock exchanges. So this may impose some constraints on availability but it also provides structure and predictability which some people prefer.

Best Market to Trade for Beginners – Final Thoughts

In this post we looked 5 of the best markets to trade for beginners and some of the pros and cons of each. The ultimate goal of this post is to help beginners decide which market put time into learning about trading as well as practicing and testing.

Each of the different markets discussed may be better suited to some traders than other. And included in this post is discussion on crucial factors you should consider when deciding on a market oto choose for trading such as available time, open time of the markets and risk tolerance.