Top Commodity Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Commodity Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Commodity Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 7.3% of Commodity Trader resumes contained Trade Execution as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Commodity Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Commodity Trader resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Trade Execution

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Here's how Trade Execution is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Achieved optimal trade execution by establishing strong relationships with floor brokers.
  • Managed trading account through risk management, trade execution, and analysis.
  • Established and maintained strong institutional trader relationships, ensuring the ability to swiftly respond to market conditions and trade executions.
  • Communicated with senior traders of institutional and corporate clients to ensure timely and accurate delivery of market and trade execution data.
  • Developed solid, long-standing relationships with the buy-side through optimal trade execution and facilitation of information flow that maximized commission revenue.
  • Established proper operating procedures needed for expansion of international brokerage business including trade execution, back-office and clearing functions.

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2. Financial Markets

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Here's how Financial Markets is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Assessed macroeconomic environment and daily events to determine impact on volatile financial markets and technology stocks.
  • Analyzed financial markets and entered equity trades based on economic analysis and risk management techniques.
  • Utilized extensive knowledge of financial markets, market-making dynamics, and asset management.
  • Utilized extensive knowledge of financial markets and ability in asset management.
  • Monitor global financial markets and decipher correlations to various traded instruments.
  • Analyzed financial markets using technical analysis and fundamental macroeconomic research.

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3. Crude Oil

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Here's how Crude Oil is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Worked with traders in coffee, sugar, cocoa, cotton, crude oil, copper, and silver.
  • Tracked weather conditions, macroeconomics news, moment in equities, currencies, crude oil and bonds.
  • Trade the futures market in Crude Oil, Gold, Natural Gas, Soybeans for personal account.
  • Trade futures for Natural gas and Crude oil, follow market trends; develop trade strategies,
  • Traded commodities including crude oil and corn.
  • Traded Crude oil, Heating oil, Gasoline, and Natural Gas futures.
  • Purchased and sold commodities with emphasis on crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, gold on a intraday basis.

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4. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Established spread and scalped positions based on strategic technical analysis indicators.
  • Traded through tailored technical analysis indicators and feel-based trading.
  • Utilized technical analysis computer programs.
  • Completed 90 days of training in technical analysis, which included shadowing experienced traders as well as using live trading simulators.
  • Assist in research and preparation of the book The Art and Science of Technical Analysis by Adam Grimes
  • Utilized fundamental and technical analysis to trade futures and options in the energy and precious metal markets.
  • Used CQG charts for In-depth technical analysis combined with Trading Technologies platform to execute trades.
  • Provided technical analysis and color on market conditions and trends.

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5. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Conduct market research and compile intra/inter-company analysis.
  • Performed independent market research of currencies and commodities through publicly accessible information as well as industry-insider contacts.
  • Traded stocks for individual account, including business and market research and fundamental and technical analysis
  • Performed market research on various companies and industries as well as identified macroeconomic environment trends.
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • Used technical analysis and market research to identify trading opportunities.

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6. Commodity

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Here's how Commodity is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Monitored commodity market and conditions with corporate trading team to make commodity purchase commitments of up to several million dollars.
  • Managed structured commodity trading book, servicing both retail and institutional clients, dealing across commodity sectors.
  • Developed relationships with market professionals such as commodity brokers and fund managers to gain market insights.
  • Researched currency and commodity markets using historical databases and customized computer research tools.
  • Analyzed the Commodity Markets to ensure full customer service and account maximization.
  • Focused and result driven commodity trader/broker with a strong financial background.
  • Used statistical packages for forecasting and regression analysis of commodity prices.
  • Train new trader interns on marketing fundamentals in commodity trading business.
  • Managed chemical commodity exposure resulting in maximized risk adjusted returns.
  • Traded commodity spreads within group setting, utilizing technical/fundamental analysis.
  • Handled commodity trading for Spec accounts with Ken Robert collaborators
  • Managed regular communication with commodity suppliers and marketers.
  • Prepared daily Commodity Recap Summary for Portfolio Managers.
  • Head Commodity Trader responsible for multiple investor accounts.
  • Launched home-based business specializing in commodity trading.
  • Coordinated commodity transportation by truck and rail.
  • Open outcry market maker on The New York Board of Trade, providing liquidity to soft commodity derivative markets.
  • Oversee commodity and value-added protein sales of beef, pork, poultry and seafood in Atlantic and Gulf regions.
  • Worked with Territory managers to pull through commodity sales into key dealers with regional and national builders.
  • Executed commodity orders on electronic trading systems * Reported the status of trades * Resolved account discrepancies

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7. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Worked with and mentored domestic and international security managers, physical security and risk management.
  • Provided trade recommendations and risk management suggestions.
  • Presented commodities market update and trade recommendations on a quarterly basis to the Global Risk Management Committee chaired by CFO.
  • Process optimization - Ensuring internal process align with other stakeholders like sales, middle office, risk management and operations.
  • Assess and develop risk management situations in all energy markets and orders execution through electronic and CQG trading platforms.
  • Developed risk management strategies using futures, options and spreads to mitigate and manage risk.
  • Structured, priced, and traded derivative transactions for risk management of flagship Alpha Fund.
  • Risk Management: Hedged through derivatives trading on SGX and LME.
  • Implemented risk management on a daily basis during trading hours.
  • Maintained strict compliance with company's risk management concerns.
  • Supported middle office on metals portfolio with broker settlement issues, trade entry, give up agreements and risk management.
  • Maintain strict trade risk management.MIDWEST COMMERCIAL SERVICES, INC Chicago, IL

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8. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Coordinated rail logistics of inbound products into trans-loading facilities in Southern Idaho.
  • Performed all functions directly related to lumber commodities --- purchasing, sales, logistics, and account management.
  • Administered the logistics of all international orders (Air, Ocean, Rail and Inland).
  • Handled logistics for incoming raw materials and outgoing finished products.
  • Coordinate logistics in an effort to deliver product in a timely manner using both truck and rail services.
  • Managed Brazil origin (direct buying, sales, logistics control, vendor and customer performance, approx.

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9. Current Market Conditions

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Here's how Current Market Conditions is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Supported the principal of the firm by providing real-time statistical analysis of current market conditions.
  • Maintained constant phone contact with all customers regarding the current market conditions.
  • Analyzed profits and attributed performance to various proprietary measures to adjust trading strategies to current market conditions.
  • Communicated current market conditions including volume, price and behavioral patterns to other traders.
  • Monitored portfolio security changes; closely analyzed current market conditions and industry comparisons.
  • Managed capital commitment and assessed monetary risk based on current market conditions.

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10. Precious Metals

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Here's how Precious Metals is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Travelled nationwide in analyzing precious metals.
  • Hedge counterparty risks in carbon and environmental markets Watch/proprietary trade a precious metals book from NY close to Asia open.
  • Transacted precious metals deal with traders and international money managers.
  • Conduct informational seminars on investing in physical precious metals.
  • Maintained precious metals inventory for sales associates.
  • Processed order entries concerning Options, Listed and non-Listed Equities, Certificates of Deposit, No-Load Mutual Funds and Precious Metals.

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11. Commodity Futures

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Here's how Commodity Futures is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Trade commodity futures in light sweet crude oil, natural gas, heating oil, and RBOB gasoline.
  • Advised clients exclusively in the trading of commodity futures and options contracts for an NFA, registered firm.
  • Entered trades for option and commodity futures accounts using multiple electronic trading platforms.
  • Buy and sell commodity futures for profit.
  • Traded commodity futures contracts for my personal account Traded profitably
  • Managed investment portfolio to include day trading of commodity futures Analyzed market trends and conditions to time entry and exits of orders
  • Traded proprietary and client accounts on the interbank f/x and commodity futures markets.

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12. Client Relationships

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Here's how Client Relationships is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Develop long term client relationships, while searching for new clients and projects in multiple states simultaneously.
  • Maintained business partnerships, client relationships management and delivered an excellent client service experience.
  • Served as outside broker liaison for maintaining client relationships and arbitrate customer conflicts regarding market or service dissatisfaction.
  • Developed new institutional client relationships and maintained and expanded existing relationships.
  • Leveraged strong client relationships to achieve an orderly transition post acquisition.
  • Developed and maintained strong client relationships with traders and portfolio managers.

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13. Futures Markets

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Here's how Futures Markets is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Computerized trading of all commodities futures markets * Handled inquiries from Account Executives
  • Supervised all training and implemented risk controls for commodity and financial futures markets.
  • Performed critical research and analysis on futures markets and effectively invested in optimal trades
  • Provided liquidity to all energy futures markets globally via electronic platform.
  • Provided liquidity to futures markets globally via electronic platform.
  • Computerized trading of all commodities futures markets

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14. Foreign Currency

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Here's how Foreign Currency is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Build foreign currency futures account using technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Utilized foreign currency futures contracts to successfully hedge trading positions while gaining extensive derivative knowledge.
  • Assisted various traders in Institutional foreign currency trading operation.
  • Family-established firm specializing in trading foreign currency.
  • Traded foreign currency specifically Japanese Yen
  • Partnered with two other individuals to plan and execute foreign currency trades around the clock worldwide.

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15. Customer Base

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Here's how Customer Base is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Develop a bought ahead position for the customer base for a buffer and inventory for market movements.
  • Developed and maintained existing and prospective customer base as trading partners in a five-state region.
  • Managed staff of 5 and customer base of 25 with revenues approaching $3.5MM.
  • Increased ANZ environmental customer base 10-fold over 2 years.
  • Developed Excel spreadsheets with clear and concise customer base.
  • Expanded customer base by utilizing ability to effectively communicate over the telephone.

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16. CME

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Here's how CME is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Owned a trading seat on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
  • Make markets electronically in CME commodity option markets.
  • Traded commodity spreads through technical/fundamental analysis, focusing on CME Copper.
  • Traded options profitably on screen markets and traded complex option spreads via telephone brokers at the CBOE and CME.
  • Pit Committee member; resolved disputes among pit members, provided CME with daily settlement prices for DM options.
  • Trade in the Corn Options Pit, CME/ Chicago Board of Trade Manage account using my own capital.

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17. Futures Contracts

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Here's how Futures Contracts is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Monitor supply/demand and macroeconomic commodities news, assessing movement in futures contracts.
  • Analyzed daily Municipal futures contracts, determined risk exposure.
  • Executed buy and sell order on futures contracts using technical analysis methodologies.
  • Traded derivatives directly in the form of futures contracts for Brent crude and Gas heating oil on the ICE exchange.
  • Executed proprietary long/short trading strategies involving equities, options, and futures contracts utilizing own capital.
  • Trade Futures Contracts, Monitor Trading Accounts, Create Spread Charts.

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18. Nymex

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Here's how Nymex is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Traded crude, product and natgas futures, spreads and cracks (NYMEX and ICE), OTC options, swaps.
  • Traded Crude Oil at the NYMEX and started trading operation at the CBOT where I traded options on 10-year Notes.
  • Performed trade execution, allocation & reconciliation for an oil & gas and options portfolio on the NYMEX.
  • Handled and executed transactions of NYMEX/COMEX crude oil, natural gas, gold and product option contracts.
  • Originated traded and managed interest rate and commodity derivatives when trading first began on the CBOT, COMEX, and NYMEX.
  • Assisted group of crude oil/natural gas options traders on NYMEX floor.

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19. Equity

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Here's how Equity is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Established new account and reactivated previous client relationships, while preserving equity, providing customer service.
  • Educated, informed and increased customer equity with trading strategies.
  • Traded German DAX Index Futures for a private equity account
  • Develop trading systems to identify and execute equity trades in personal account and gauge market movement to improve profitability of trades.
  • Generated successful equity and closed-end bond fund trades by assimilating financial news, market sentiment, technical analysis, and fundamentals.
  • Executed institutional equity orders on both an agency and proprietary basis in strict accordance to FINRA regulations and established company guidelines.

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20. New Accounts

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Here's how New Accounts is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Established over 50 new accounts and expanded feed ingredients trading in the southeast market.
  • Prospected for new accounts and identifying new opportunities within assigned account base.
  • Sourced products and found vendors to work with Company Set up and sold new accounts including credit approvals maintained old accounts
  • Develop new accounts and manage existing institutional accounts, providing execution and clearing to ensure satisfaction and compliance.
  • Prospected potential clients from online advertising and successfully cultivated new accounts monthly.
  • Established new accounts through solicitation and referrals.

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21. Euro

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Here's how Euro is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Joined group of 10 independent commodity traders to trade European commodities mostly in DAX and FSTE markets.
  • Served as company representative to key strategic accounts throughout Eastern Europe and the Asia Pacific region.
  • Traded S and P and Eurocurrency contracts as a day and position trader.
  • Traded Eurocurrency contracts as a day trader.
  • Identified, developed and executed complex global government bond and derivative arbitrage trading opportunities in the nascent European debt markets.
  • Traded proprietary interest rate portfolio focused on cash US Treasuries and Eurodollar and treasury futures/options

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22. Commodities Trader

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Here's how Commodities Trader is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Operated as a Commodities Trader for 167 lumberyards in seven Midwest States.
  • Worked as commodities trader fore small firm specializing in currency.

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23. Customer Relationships

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Here's how Customer Relationships is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Developed and maintained customer relationships through prospecting and account maintenance while providing market feedback on industry trends.
  • Manage customer relationships to ensure trading and execution requirements are met.
  • Cultivated client and customer relationships to improve revenue performance.
  • Cultivated and developed new domestic and foreign customer relationships.
  • Managed ongoing customer relationships for repeat business.
  • Maintained and developed customer relationships by providing market knowledge and advice

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24. OWN Account

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Here's how OWN Account is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Traded from my own account based on the above data.
  • Traded own account in various commodity markets.
  • Traded financial futures for my own account.
  • Exchange member trading for own account.
  • Cotton Broker/ Sugar Broker Executed customer orders using electronic trading program Traded my own account successfully for 12 years
  • Developed trading systems for European startup hedge funds and traded own account to successfully increase personal investment by 150%.

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25. Comex

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Here's how Comex is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Directed a high frequency trading operation with 10 employees on the precious metal floor of the COMEX Exchange.
  • Placed Comex orders on the floor, as well as LME trades and spot currencies.
  • Worked briefly on Comex floor as part of experience.
  • Maintained open line to New York Comex floor.

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26. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Provided customer service to clients regarding commodities.
  • Contract, negotiate, dispatch, and manage all aspects of freight and customer service side of the business.
  • Maintained a high level of customer service, including research and resolution of problems in customer accounts.
  • Continue to offer excellent and transparent customer service to all of my customers.
  • Manage all aspects of freight and customer service for the business.
  • Exceled in customer service, by becoming trusted advisor and a go-to resource for market commentary and analysis.

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27. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Initiated short term investment decisions based on technical and fundamental analysis, geopolitical developments, news releases and respective sector strength.
  • Conduct extensive economic review and sales and earnings-type fundamental analysis supported by quantitative valuation studies to identify and capture potential profits.
  • Used Technical, Fundamental analysis and statistical software to develop risk/reward models to limit financial exposure while maximizing profits.
  • Initiated positions in securities based on technical and fundamental analysis of specific stock, industry and market conditions.
  • Manage a profitable short term swing trading portfolio that utilizes a combination of technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Identified potential trading strategies and trends using technical and fundamental analysis; prepared reports and spreadsheets.

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28. Cbot

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Here's how Cbot is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Studied CBOT markets and speculated in commodities and futures options
  • Purchased CBOT Full Membership Seat.
  • Applied operational and trade knowledge and expanded market understanding as a futures broker for the Mid-America Commodity Exchange (CBOT).
  • Operated trade checking, option delta calculations, and back office position balancing with CBOT, excelling in a competitive environment.
  • Focused on market making on floor of CBOT in wheat options.
  • Brokered cash ten-year note trades for the head basis trader during the CBOT day session.

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29. CQG

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Here's how CQG is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Back-tested custom built programs using CQG in order to find profitable trading strategies.
  • Interpreted economic releases off of CQG financial news and their impact on futures and equity markets.
  • Experience with CQG, ThinkorSwim, TradeStation, WebIce, and WhenTec platforms.
  • Employed CQG Trader software for charting and Trading Technologies software for order placement.
  • Studied the market profile and CQG technical analysis trends.
  • Trade agriculture futures products through Cunningham and CQG Systems.

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30. Globex

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Here's how Globex is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Utilized CQG Integrated Client to interface with GLOBEX electronic trading platform.
  • Developed several algorithmic trading strategies with automatic execution though Globex utilizing CGQ Trader platform.
  • Make markets, executing trades within the trading pit and on Globex.
  • Facilitated trading using both electronic (Globex) and open outcry in the trading pit.
  • Utilize Globex hand held trading system to execute trades for my personal account.
  • Trade Emini S & P 500 Futures on Trade Station Platform with Globex bundle.

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31. Personal Accounts

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Here's how Personal Accounts is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Managed leveraged capital in personal accounts.
  • Created business plan for personal accounts, leveraging profits to finance and build an independent recording studio with two partners.
  • Traded on behalf of the firm's principals in their personal accounts.
  • Trade equities on personal accounts and manage clients accounts
  • Trade personal accounts and manage 401K retirement funds.
  • Managed a large portfolio of personal accounts.

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32. Economic Data

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Here's how Economic Data is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Read and analyzed periodic government economic data and market reports.
  • Shared commodity market views, as well as discussed global macroeconomic data.
  • Generated investment ideas and trading strategies ahead of specific catalysts including economic data releases or market developments.
  • Developed expertise in anticipating and profiting from market reactions to both U.S. and European company earnings reports and macroeconomic data releases.
  • Communicated current market conditions, economic data, and company-specific news to portfolio managers.
  • Conduct daily analysis of global markets, geopolitical trends and economic data.

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33. Oil Futures

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Here's how Oil Futures is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Speculated in natural gas and oil futures, on the floor of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • Delivered consistent profits in oil futures, crack spreads, and arbitrage.

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34. FX

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Here's how FX is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Monitored and hedged risks including single commodities and commodity index, interest rates, FX, and correlations.
  • Conducted training seminars to client on Futures and FX Trading, achieved 10% customer conversion rate.
  • Executed and performed duties such as buying and selling of diverse FX, Commodities & Equities.
  • Market making and portfolio management of the spot FX, commodities and Interest rates book.
  • Executed and performed large FX transactions in a timely and professional manner.
  • Increased returns from book exposure in interest rate and FX markets.
  • Utilize knowledge of peripheral markets to capitalize on opportunities, such as advantageous movements in FX or feedstock prices.
  • Hedged structured deals in the inter- bank market with spot gold, FX and interest rate swaps.

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35. Agricultural Commodities

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Here's how Agricultural Commodities is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Managed procurement and sales of bulk grains and agricultural commodities for redistribution into local dairy operations in Idaho.
  • Managed a $50 million annual profit and loss center buying and selling agricultural commodities.
  • Traded agricultural commodities for the animal feed and human consumption industries.
  • Involved in bulk buying and selling decisions of agricultural commodities.
  • Trade agricultural commodities in domestic and international markets with a focus on oilseeds and high/ mid protein meals.

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36. Nasdaq

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Here's how Nasdaq is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Traded S&P 500 and NASDAQ 100 futures through a multitude of mediums
  • Traded NASDAQ and S&P futures
  • Traded e-mini S&P's and mini Nasdaq 100 futures electronically.
  • Executed discretionary orders on client's behalf in over 30 foreign markets as well as in NYSE and NASDAQ stocks.
  • Provided comprehensive NASDAQ Sales Trading coverage to various accounts in The Midwest, New York and Mid-Atlantic regions.
  • Average of 4000 trades per day, on a two-man trading team market making 40 NASDAQ stocks.

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37. OTC

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Here's how OTC is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Provided top-notch ongoing service to existing clients.
  • Developed proprietary equities arbitrage algorithms spanning both listed and OTC markets.
  • Marketed physical ethanol through customer relationships and OTC broker markets.
  • Defined and implemented Susquehanna's OTC basket trading capabilities.
  • Traded listed and OTC securities utilizing proprietary software, floor brokers and various dealers, for regular way and shortened settlement.
  • Used cutting-edge quantitative technical models to determine trading strategies for a $5mm portfolio of listed and OTC securities.

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38. Market Data

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Here's how Market Data is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Maximized continually-upgraded technological tools available to perform analysis, obtain and interpret market data, and rapidly facilitate trades.
  • Developed spreadsheets to interact with Live Vol market data service, identifying trading opportunities based upon historical vs. implied volatility analysis.
  • Utilized innovative market spread pricing and low latency market data to infer future market states and capitalize on temporary latency arbitrage.
  • Develop and strengthen the financial model, integrating market data and incorporating correlation and technical analysis.
  • Developed automated tools to analyze market data and generated daily update reports to management.
  • Perform daily analysis of market data for relevant news effecting equity positions.

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39. Minimize Risk

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Here's how Minimize Risk is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Direct responsibility and full authority to maximize profits and minimize risk in trading.
  • Tracked geopolitical and market events to identify trading opportunities and minimize risk.
  • Implemented strategies to minimize risk while maximizing profit for client and personal accounts.
  • Monitor news analysis of trending stock and currencies Enter trades based on fundamental and technical analysis Buy options to minimize risk/exposure
  • Utilized firm's research and sophisticated trading methods to identify and capitalize on market opportunities and minimize risk.
  • Engaged in straddles, strangles and various option strategies to minimize risk and increase profits.

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40. Market Information

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Here's how Market Information is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed commodity pricing trends to provide market information to clients.
  • Provided vital market information necessary for trading by collaborating with Floor Brokers and Specialist to alert trading desks of market activities.
  • Evaluate and combine daily market information to provide a volatility report and daily price indications.
  • Introduce new investment ideas based on a fundamental and technical approach while providing portfolio managers with all current market information.
  • Performed technical and fundamental analyses using historical/current market information and advanced charting techniques.
  • Liaised closely with Portfolio Managers and other traders regarding important market information.

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41. WTI

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Here's how WTI is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Traded and created short-term strategies in the WTI and distillate markets.
  • Traded WTI and product options to enhance futures trading strategies.
  • Traded WTI, distillates and RBOB, implementing various strategies based on relative value, market flow, technicals and fundamentals.
  • Specialize in trading inter and intra market spreads for WTI Crude, RBOB gasoline, Heating Oil/Diesel and Natural Gas.

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42. Oversaw

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Here's how Oversaw is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Key Accomplishments: Oversaw advertising, margins, risk mitigation, trade recommendations, and regulatory compliance.

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43. Forex

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Here's how Forex is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Supported traders of Commodities, Futures & FOREX.
  • Traded Cross-Rate Currency Futures and FOREX cash markets.
  • Traded FOREX major currency pairs.
  • Trade a variety of investment vehicles including commodity futures, FOREX, equities, options and energies.
  • Developed spot and forward foreign exchange FOREX product.
  • Trade a variety of investment vehicles including commodity futures, FOREX and equities.

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44. VBA

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Here's how VBA is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Automated the trade allocation and reconciliation procedures using VBA programming which is leveraged to systematically detect any trade breaks or discrepancies.
  • Developed tools with VBA, C++ to assist traders (HFT Bond Book compression using FIFO, PnL Analysis tool).
  • Employed SQL, advanced MS Excel (VBA), MicroStrategy, SharePoint and MS PowerPoint for this report set.
  • Worked with quantitative research and technology teams to develop/enhance/test pricing models and risk-management tools (VBA).
  • Used VBA to build a VWAP trading model to detect market impacting orders and source liquidity.
  • Designed an automated quantitative trading strategy using Excel VBA and a third party ISV.

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45. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Conducted agricultural commodity pricing research with Mars Inc.'s weather group using weather and marketfundamentals
  • Developed equity trading strategy utilizing option writing of ETF's
  • Designed and implemented automated high-frequency ETF spread trades capitalizing on short term market inefficiencies.
  • Swing and day trading NYSE listed equities and ETF derivatives, monitoring any incoming news or events to adjust positions accordingly.
  • Revamped index & ETF book risk management, and ETF hedging processes; resulted in a drastic reduction in errors.
  • Incorporate market ETF's into the firm's portfolio with the goal of achieving efficient frontier and alpha.

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46. Market Share

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Here's how Market Share is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Covered same set of Midwest accounts, using same skill sets to drive commissions and increase market share.
  • Led weekly strategy meetings to analyze business and develop targeted initiatives to maintain and build market share.
  • Integrated Swaps and Derivative business to help gain market share from competing firms.
  • Generate sales; monitor market conditions; utilize skills to capture market share and maximize profits
  • Expanded market share for new Canadian species product lines to expand customer offerings and applications.
  • Expanded product category market share 100% in the first full year.

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47. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Monitored and executed all trades using electronic platforms such as Bloomberg Terminal, TradeStation and ReuterPlus.
  • Utilized Bloomberg Financial Services to determine break-even/profitability analysis of dollar rolls versus reverse repurchase agreements.
  • Generate long and short investment ideas using extensive Bloomberg terminal screening experience.
  • Gained extensive experience using FactSet and Bloomberg to obtain fundamental data.
  • Worked with over 800 applications and supported third party applications such as Bloomberg, Bridge, EXTRA, ERWIN, PORTIA.
  • Completed training on multiple order-entry systems, including NYSE DOT, Beacon Trading, Bloomberg, and TLW program systems.

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48. Floor Brokers

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Here's how Floor Brokers is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Initiated daily contact with institutional sales/trading desks, broker-dealers and floor brokers to capitalize on market opportunities.
  • Fostered strong relationships with floor brokers and market makers.
  • Assited floor brokers with client orders and execution.
  • Established working relationship with Merrill Lynch Clearing/Settlement Operations and CBOE floor brokers in Chicago as we utilized their pipes for execution.
  • Evaluated the performance of floor brokers to ensure that clients consistently receive executions of superior quality.
  • Assisted in the executions of buy and sell orders between traders and floor brokers.

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49. Customer Orders

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Here's how Customer Orders is used in Commodity Trader jobs:
  • Served as a "Floor Broker" executing customer orders for Wire-houses, Banks and investment Institutions both National and International.
  • Traded for own personal trading account and executed customer orders.
  • Executed customer orders for the purpose of billing brokerage.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Commodity Trader

Trade Execution10.4%
Financial Markets9.4%
Crude Oil7.6%
Technical Analysis6.9%
Market Research6.8%
Commodity5.6%
Risk Management5.5%
Logistics5.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Commodity Trader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Trade Execution
Trade Execution
7.3%
7.3%
2
2
Financial Markets
Financial Markets
6.6%
6.6%
3
3
Crude Oil
Crude Oil
5.4%
5.4%
4
4
Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
4.8%
4.8%
5
5
Market Research
Market Research
4.7%
4.7%
6
6
Commodity
Commodity
4%
4%
7
7
Risk Management
Risk Management
3.9%
3.9%
8
8
Logistics
Logistics
3.7%
3.7%
9
9
Current Market Conditions
Current Market Conditions
3.6%
3.6%
10
10
Precious Metals
Precious Metals
3.4%
3.4%
11
11
Commodity Futures
Commodity Futures
2.9%
2.9%
12
12
Client Relationships
Client Relationships
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Futures Markets
Futures Markets
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Foreign Currency
Foreign Currency
2.5%
2.5%
15
15
Customer Base
Customer Base
2.3%
2.3%
16
16
CME
CME
2.2%
2.2%
17
17
Futures Contracts
Futures Contracts
2.1%
2.1%
18
18
Nymex
Nymex
2%
2%
19
19
Equity
Equity
1.9%
1.9%
20
20
New Accounts
New Accounts
1.8%
1.8%
21
21
Euro
Euro
1.7%
1.7%
22
22
Commodities Trader
Commodities Trader
1.7%
1.7%
23
23
Customer Relationships
Customer Relationships
1.6%
1.6%
24
24
OWN Account
OWN Account
1.5%
1.5%
25
25
Comex
Comex
1.5%
1.5%
26
26
Customer Service
Customer Service
1.5%
1.5%
27
27
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
1.5%
1.5%
28
28
Cbot
Cbot
1.4%
1.4%
29
29
CQG
CQG
1.3%
1.3%
30
30
Globex
Globex
1.2%
1.2%
31
31
Personal Accounts
Personal Accounts
1.1%
1.1%
32
32
Economic Data
Economic Data
1.1%
1.1%
33
33
Oil Futures
Oil Futures
1.1%
1.1%
34
34
FX
FX
1%
1%
35
35
Agricultural Commodities
Agricultural Commodities
1%
1%
36
36
Nasdaq
Nasdaq
0.9%
0.9%
37
37
OTC
OTC
0.8%
0.8%
38
38
Market Data
Market Data
0.8%
0.8%
39
39
Minimize Risk
Minimize Risk
0.8%
0.8%
40
40
Market Information
Market Information
0.8%
0.8%
41
41
WTI
WTI
0.7%
0.7%
42
42
Oversaw
Oversaw
0.7%
0.7%
43
43
Forex
Forex
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
VBA
VBA
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
ETF
ETF
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
Market Share
Market Share
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Floor Brokers
Floor Brokers
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Customer Orders
Customer Orders
0.6%
0.6%

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