Imagine that you are trying to sell 100 shares of a stock and you find that there are no buyers. That must have surely happened to you with small and mid-cap stocks but you may have hardly faced the problem with large-cap stocks. For that, you need to thank the traders in the market. Traders are in the market for short-term to medium-term profits. As a result, they are agnostic in their trading strategies. That means; at higher levels, these traders can be sellers and the same traders can be buyers at lower levels. It is this two-way approach of traders that actually makes the market liquid, increases the volumes in the market and ensures that your transactions get executed with minimal execution risk. These actions of traders substantially reduce the risk of participation in the markets.