There are many different types of trading platforms available. Some are professional; some are just for beginners. Some can be free to use, others require a subscription fee. A few platforms even offer advanced trading strategies for the experienced traders who don’t want to do all the work on their own. There are many different trading platforms, but the most commonly used ones are financial exchanges or online trading platforms. All of these platforms allow investors to purchase and sell stocks, bonds, commodities and/or derivatives in one location. Some of the platforms are regulated by the government while others are not. The unregulated platform is more convenient because you don’t have to worry about paying a hefty fee in order to trade.