There are several advantages of global stocks over local stocks trading, but am going to give you some very vital ones.
no. 1 LIQUIDITY and AUTOMATIC: Unlike the local stocks, with the International stocks you don't need to worry about having issues with your broker, once you have created an account with a broker, you will be given a trading platform through which you will be given a direct access to all the stocks traded in any stock market in any part of the world, no need calling your broker any time you want to get a stock purchased, all you need do is click buy and it is bought and click sell and it's sold; withdrawal of your fund is automated, you do the buying and selling yourself.
no. 2 LEVERAGE (MARGIN): This is a multiplier on your trading capital or your buying power; for instance if you have $500 deposited on your trading account, and you are given a LEVERAGE of 1:2 meaning what so ever amount you have on your account is multiplied by 2 (doubled). this means your $500 will then be reading $1000 on your trading account. on the global stocks trading, the broker gives you a leverage to enable you have a greater buying or dealing power on the market unlike our local stocks that you must have to buy a stock with only your real cash; this has make it so difficult for the low net worth individuals to actually buy our local stock.
no. 3 TWO WAY MARKET: Global stocks market is a two way market; some of us that have been trading the local stocks will find this as "too good to be true" but believe it on not, it's the truth, with global stocks one can buy a stock and later sell off to make profit, we can also short-sell a stock and then later buy back at a lower price to make profit, for short-selling, the different between your short entry and your buy back entry becomes your profit. For example, if you short an XYZ stock at a price of $50. 00 per share today, and a week’s later it fell to $10. 00 a share, and that was the least it could fall and then you decided to repurchase that same stock at the current price of $10, Now the difference between the initial price at which you short it and the current price at which you repurchased it becomes you profit.
Note: If we sell a stock in an expectation to make profit if the stock fall deeper, it is called "shorting" or "short selling"
no. 4 AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: with global stocks you don't have to scavenge for information as regards the stocks you bought or intend buying; through the research engine of your broker's trading platform, you can research for the general information and updates of that stock proposed buying or selling with no hassles which i believe with our local stocks, it is difficult.
No. 5 HIGHER INVESTMENT YEILD: Prices of stocks on Nigerian stock exchange are regulated not to exceed 5% daily. But, global stocks are more volatile and can run over 1000% returns on investment (ROI) daily, depending on your stock pick