The opportunities to buy stocks, bonds, and other assets from around the world have never been greater.

From Paris to Sub-Saharan Africa, investors of all sizes and walks now have the ability to capitalize on a multitude of investments.

Most traders with a stock brokerage account can access international stocks traded on their local exchanges.

That said, it’s not a simple as just clicking buy or sell.

Each exchange has its own rules and quirks.

For a trader to be successful in the international space, it’s important to know the differences.

Here are the world’s biggest and most important stock exchanges.