Top Futures Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Futures Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Futures Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.5% of Futures Trader resumes contained P Futures as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Futures Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. P Futures

high Demand
Here's how P Futures is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded the S&P futures contract utilizing the Ninja Trader platform.
  • Traded the E-Mini S&P Futures electronically.

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2. Financial Markets

high Demand
Here's how Financial Markets is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Evaluated economic data to establish adequate securities values on financial markets; created spreads utilizing bond futures and bond cash.
  • Responsibilities-Experienced in spread trading CBOT, CME and EUREX financial markets.
  • 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.
  • Learned about financial markets through market participation.

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3. Futures Contracts

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Here's how Futures Contracts is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Managed and traded over $5 million dollars in 30-year, 10-year, and 5-year bond futures contracts.
  • Used chart analysis to determine market entry and exit points when buying and selling futures contracts.
  • Traded bonds and futures contracts, as an individual and for a private trading partnership.
  • Developed trading program based on historical research of dozens of futures contracts.
  • Traded futures contracts in the open outcry session and electronically.
  • Traded positions of up to 50 freight futures contracts.
  • Traded personal private account in commodities futures contracts.
  • Specialized in U.S. Treasury Financial Futures Contracts.
  • Traded electronic futures contracts from home office.
  • Traded Futures contracts on NASDAQ, S&P 500, RUSSELL 2000, DOW 30.
  • Trade S&P 500 ES mini futures contracts.
  • Traded Futures contracts on S&P 500 index.

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4. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed current market trends, Geopolitical events, and Legislative news for derivative markets using technical analysis and fundamental macro-economic research.
  • Researched the current economic and financial environment along with evaluating the markets using fundamental and technical analysis.
  • Researched trading strategies using fundamental & technical analysis, including momentum and macro based strategies.
  • Identified and documented market opportunities; applied fundamental and technical analysis skills; managed risk.
  • Carried out both fundamental analysis & technical analysis to make proper investment decisions.
  • Prepared scenario analysis focused on technical analysis overlaid with proprietary macro view.
  • Leveraged statistical and technical analysis to create lucrative trading strategies.
  • Expanded technical analysis skills through online continuing education seminars.
  • Utilized personal technical analysis system as basis for trades.
  • Incorporated trading strategies based on in-depth technical analysis.
  • Communicated with other traders, helping others on trading, technical analysis and market psychology.
  • Provided daily technical analysis reports on world markets to firm principal.
  • Managed all facets of risk and technical analysis for large transactions.
  • Used Cunningham platform to implement trades based on fundamental and technical analysis.
  • Conducted technical analysis of major market indices and trading activities.

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5. Equity Futures

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Here's how Equity Futures is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Supplied technical analysis for equity futures markets.
  • Purchased a seat at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and traded equity futures electronically.
  • Traded U.S. Yield Curve and E--Mini S&P 500 equity futures.

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6. Euro

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Here's how Euro is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed complex spread sheets and monitored Eurodollar statistical data.
  • Recruited by the firm's partners to deploy spread trading strategies within the US Treasuries and Eurodollar futures complex.
  • Traded the U.S. Treasury 10 Year Note Futures, German Debt Futures and Euro Dollar calendar spreads.
  • Researched and developed strategy traded and managed Eurodollar/S&P future spread position.
  • Result: Traded 140,000 plus Eurodollar contracts per month during highly volatile periods.
  • Monitored Treasuries markets, US Dollar Index, and Euro.
  • Traded and Managed Index Futures spread and Eurodollar futures position.
  • Work shifts rotated between U.S. & European market hours.
  • Experience in trading NASDAQ, QQQ, Euro Dollar, and S&P products.
  • Developed proprietary analytical models to make markets in front and back month Eurodollar futures
  • Developed a systematic method to identify and trade mispricings within the US Treasury and Eurodollar interest rate curves.
  • Analyzed U.S. Treasury and European bond markets to prepare for pricing of future interest rate expectations.
  • Traded DAX, CAC40, Eurostoxx
  • Trade Bund, S&P, WTI and Euro/$ futures for intraday profit.
  • Managed short-term futures portfolio in STIRs market ( Sterling LIBOR, Euribor, Eurodollars) of Euronext/LIFFE.

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7. Commodity Futures

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Here's how Commodity Futures is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded commodity futures focusing on absolute returns.
  • Utilized a leveraged margin account to trade long and short positions in stock index, US Treasury debt and commodity futures.
  • Applied probability theory, numerical filters, and time series analysis to the problem of trading commodity futures.
  • Traded equity index futures in addition to commodity futures and various option strategies.
  • Managed over $100,000 with 90% focus on commodity futures.
  • Monitored world markets and followed financial news and developments, focusing on commodity futures.

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8. Futures Markets

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Here's how Futures Markets is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Deployed multiple automated strategies in global futures markets that developed one of top profit centers at the firm.
  • Execute system driven futures trades in domestic futures markets for CTA with $50-200 million AUM.
  • Executed futures and foreign exchange trades across international futures markets for $150MM managed portfolio.
  • Enabled the successful trade of the NASDAQ Futures markets through a well-developed automated trading system.
  • Employed strategies in the futures markets trading flat or completely hedged.
  • Studied the futures markets, trading on a small scale.
  • Filled all option hedges in futures markets.

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9. Risk Management

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Here's how Risk Management is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Conducted analyses and developed strategies to facilitate profitable trading within the commodities markets and assessed trading positions with appropriate risk management.
  • Obtained experience with order entry, risk management, inter-market analysis and portfolio selection.
  • Created and Implemented Volatility and Correlation analysis strategies for risk management and trade evaluation.
  • Position traded futures instruments utilizing professional risk management strategies.
  • Risk management and management of customer accounts.
  • Assessed trading positions with appropriate risk management.
  • Risk management skills and overall business management skills
  • Developed and implemented risk management guidelines.
  • Train and guide Jr. Traders in all aspects of trading including strategy, software and risk management.
  • Trained junior traders in chart analysis, developing technical strategies, risk management and trading basics.
  • Manage risk for all trades, with precise risk management and strategic hedging tactics.
  • Evaluate structured transactions for risk management by combining market flow and charting techniques.
  • Developed futures trading / hedging strategies and set Risk Management guidelines for firm.
  • Composed strict position and risk management systems to limit loss of capital.
  • Gain a keen understanding of market risks and risk management techniques.
  • Managed risk of firm using proprietary risk management system.
  • Developed risk management structure for large equity notes.
  • Specialize in situational awareness, risk management, loss mitigation and trend analysis.
  • Provided me with an opportunity to start my own small businessSkills UsedMarket and risk management skills.
  • Led daily trading review sessions using Camtasia to improve traders' risk management.

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10. CME

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Here's how CME is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded screen based derivative products of the CBOT, CME and EUREX exchanges.
  • Traded Eurodollar futures calendar spreads for my own account at the CME.
  • Recognized by National Futures Association as a Registered Floor Broker with CME/CBOT.
  • Traded S & P 500 Futures and NASDAQ Futures on the CME floor and with the electronic (i.e.
  • Generated alpha for company by trading EUR/USD, E-mini S&Ps, E-mini Nasdaqs on the CME.
  • Make markets electronically in CME commodity option markets.

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11. Current Market Conditions

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Here's how Current Market Conditions is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Monitored portfolio security changes; closely analyzed current market conditions and industry comparisons.
  • Developed innovative trading strategies to profit from current market conditions.
  • Communicate current market conditions and supply standing to executive team.
  • Evaluated financial risks of current market conditions and based trading process decisions on comprehensive financial data assessment.
  • 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.

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12. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Performed independent market research of currencies and commodities through publicly accessible information as well as industry-insider contacts.
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • Conducted market research leading to accurate predictions for diverse asset classes
  • Developed market research of aluminum transactions by traveling to every state in Brazil.
  • Conducted market research and evaluated emerging market trends.

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13. Interest Rates

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Here's how Interest Rates is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Rotated across multiple trading desks including S&P 500, interest rates, VIX, Brent Crude & Nat Gas
  • Trade Interest Rates Swaps and Options and manage the US dollar book.
  • Used Stochastic Calculus, Numerical Methods, Term Structure of Interest rates knowledge and Optimization techniques in portfolio valuation & hedging.
  • Gained extensive knowledge trading spot, forwards, futures, interest rates and options.
  • Traded German Interest rate futures, Short term interest rates and US bond futures.
  • Traded European and U.S Interest Rates.

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14. Foreign Currency

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Here's how Foreign Currency is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Market maker for derivatives on a basket of foreign currency products in open outcry and electronic settings.
  • 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
  • Conducted rigorous analyses of foreign currency markets as a Day Trader for the S&P 500 E-mini.

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15. Cbot

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Here's how Cbot is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Brokered cash ten-year note trades for the head basis trader during the CBOT day session.
  • Started a Night Session Brokerage group as the CBOT launched its Night trading Session.
  • Provided liquidity in treasury spreads for brokers filling orders on the CBOT floor.
  • Focused on market making on floor of CBOT in wheat options.

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16. CQG

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Here's how CQG is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Performed day trading using CQG trading platform.
  • Developed proprietary technical trading indicators in CQG and MarketDelta.
  • Back-tested custom built programs using CQG in order to find profitable trading strategies.
  • Traded Commodities on the CQG Platform.
  • 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.

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17. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Directed daily trading strategy development based on research, charting, data modeling algorithms, technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Utilized real-time and historical data to predict market movements using technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Created trading strategies based on technical and fundamental analysis of respective futures.
  • Conduct extensive economic review and sales and earnings-type fundamental analysis supported by quantitative valuation studies to identify and capture potential profits.
  • Recruited, trained and directed a team of market analysts to perform technical analysis and fundamental analysis of securities investment vehicles.
  • Completed training in fundamental analysis and technical analysis with this wealth management company specializing in gold investing.

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18. DOW

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Here's how DOW is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Day-traded Futures for personal account specializing in Currencies and the Dow Jones Index Futures.
  • Traded in the futures markets: Dow Jones, Treasury Bonds and Crude Oil.
  • Index products traded: E-mini (ES), Mini Dow Jones (YM).
  • Traded stocks over the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones.
  • Conducted retail level electronic trading in the Dow, S&P, Gold, and Oil markets.
  • Produced a $3M return in less than three years while the market was down 25%.

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19. Yield Curve

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Here's how Yield Curve is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Established and managed yield curve positions in a dynamic market place.
  • Trained and mentored incoming traders on effective yield curve-trading strategies.
  • Generated trading profits through yield curve strategies and asset/liability management.
  • Traded Yield Curve cash/futures arbitrage, cash to cash and futures to futures spreads, outright futures and cash directional trades.
  • Allocated 20% of groups daily risk capital to manage interest rate products portfolio based on US Yield Curve.
  • Recognized value in the on-the-run treasury yield curve (2yr, 3yr, 5yr, 7yr and 10yr).

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20. Personal Accounts

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Here's how Personal Accounts is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Stock equity/futures trader for my personal accounts
  • Created business plan for personal accounts, leveraging profits to finance and build an independent recording studio with two partners.
  • Stock index futures and options trader for institutional, house and personal accounts.
  • Registered dual trader, executing orders on behalf of customers and personal accounts.
  • Trade personal accounts and manage 401K retirement funds.
  • Managed a large portfolio of personal accounts.

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21. Market Data

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Here's how Market Data is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Develop strategies using Excel and R to collect and analyze market data and trends based on technical analysis and volatility.
  • Analyzed market data and trends.
  • 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.
  • Collect market data, perform correlations studies, historical simulations on volatility, forecasting and risk valuation.
  • Develop and strengthen the financial model, integrating market data and incorporating correlation and technical analysis.

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22. Forex

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Here's how Forex is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded individual account profitably every year for 10 years Extensive experience trading equity index, fixed income, and forex futures profitably
  • Market maker/trader for futures investors utilizing the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (IMM) FOREX products.
  • Trade variety of products: Energies, Currencies, Equity Indices, Interest Rates and Commodities, plus Forex markets.
  • Researched, timed, purchased and traded stocks, options, futures and FOREX markets.
  • Trade stocks and futures and currencies in the FOREX exchange market.
  • Supported traders of Commodities, Futures & FOREX.

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23. Eurex

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Here's how Eurex is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Served as a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and Eurex European Exchange.
  • Traded U.S. and European bond futures on the Chicago Board of Trade and Eurex.
  • Prepared for and passed Eurex exam.
  • Traded German bond futures over LIFFE and EUREX exchanges, using the RTS and Pat Systems trading platforms.
  • Passed required examinations of CBOT and EUREX
  • Traded all portfolios during overnight hours Relayed information from trading floors to upstairs desks Member: Eurex

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24. Nymex

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Here's how Nymex is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures on the NYMEX.
  • Make markets in various OTC traded options in combination with listed options traded on the NYMEX.
  • Originated traded and managed interest rate and commodity derivatives when trading first began on the CBOT, COMEX, and NYMEX.
  • 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.

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25. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Analyze the fundamental conditions of all markets with assistance of Bloomberg financial news and Reuters to assist in making trading decisions.
  • Appeared on KWHY CH.22 Weekly Financial News (Bloomberg Channel) to give financial advice for investors.
  • Gained proficiency in Trading Technologies, CQG Charting System, Bloomberg and Market News.
  • Performed data sourcing from multiple vendors such as Bloomberg and other providers.
  • Utilized the Bloomberg terminal to analyze the markets.
  • Utilized new technology from Bloomberg indicating market changes and other relevant financial news.

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26. Commodity

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Here's how Commodity is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Researched all commodity and interest markets for pricing arbitrage opportunities and calendar time discrepancies T
  • Conduct researches on Commodity markets and construct a diversified portfolio consisting of commodities, market index futures, and options.
  • Work within well-defined Commodity Proprietary trading strategies, while increasing revenue streams to ensure gainful profit and loss tactics.
  • Climbed the ranks from runner to market maker on an exciting and fast-paced commodity trading floor.
  • Analyze, research, and actively trade indexed stock futures and commodity contracts.
  • Experience analyzing and trading fixed income, equity, and commodity markets.
  • Trade commodity and currency futures.

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27. US Treasury

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Here's how US Treasury is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Created market liquidity in overnight US Treasury Cash and Futures market.
  • Identified factors that could impact the US Treasury Futures curve.
  • Executed roll strategies in US Treasury futures.
  • Traded S&P and NDX index futures and US Treasury Note futures for short-term and medium-term swings.
  • Run a profit center concentrating on trading the US Treasury Curve.
  • Traded the S&P e-mini futures indices as well as 10yr and 2yr US treasury bond futures.

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28. OWN Account

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Here's how OWN Account is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded financial commodities including foreign currencies and stock index futures for own account.
  • Traded for my own account in the OEX and individual equity pits.
  • Traded and managed my own account.
  • Traded proprietary derivative volatility strategies for own account.
  • Traded wheat, corn, and soybean futures, spreads and options for my own account.
  • Traded own account utilizing technical and fundamental research.

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29. Economic Data

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Here's how Economic Data is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed and anticipated economic data releases as well as actions of both monetary and fiscal policy makers to predict market movement.
  • Researched, analyzed and interpreted economic data affecting commodity markets.
  • Evaluated and monitored trend analysis and economic data.
  • Use order flow, price/time (CQG), economic data, and ancillary markets to identify trade opportunities.
  • Used technical trends and economic data forecasting to trade futures for the corporation.
  • Developed expertise in anticipating and profiting from market reactions to both U.S. and European company earnings reports and macroeconomic data releases.

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30. Bond Futures

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Here's how Bond Futures is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Trade, quoting bond futures to overseas traders.
  • Traded S&P Index futures; bond futures; currency futures, as well as most agriculturals.

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31. Globex

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Here's how Globex is used in Futures 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.
  • 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.
  • Make markets, executing trades within the trading pit and on Globex.
  • Market Maker for crude oil options (WTI) in multiple venues (NYMEX floor, Globex and OTC).

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32. Proprietary Account

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Here's how Proprietary Account is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Produced substantial annual trading profit for the bank's proprietary account.
  • Traded own long-short proprietary account focusing on futures.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of commodities industry to trade a proprietary account Developed fluency in CQG proprietary software
  • Traded global currencies and Eurodollar futures contracts for proprietary account.
  • Traded fixed-income futures contracts electronically for firm's proprietary account
  • Managed and traded a successful proprietary account, specializing in, but not limited to, 30 day Fed Fund Futures.

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33. TT

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Here's how TT is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Developed many positive relationships with cattlemen representing operations of various sizes and scopes.
  • Implied volatility analysis for better options trades entry.
  • Distributed newsletter to pit traders, trading managers, risk managers, and other proprietary traders, as valuable market insight.
  • Managed and trained a team of junior traders to help improve their performance and generate better returns for the desk.
  • Exceeded expectations and increased company's bottom line as proprietary futures trader consistently generating a positive P/L in live trading.
  • Developed new strategies in an ever changing market, wrote custom black and gray box trading software using TT ADL.
  • Co-developed an automated Crude Oil strategy based on breakout patterns that was backed by Grace Hall Capital in Chicago.
  • Gather and analyze various information related to cattle and grain markets daily for more than thirty years.
  • Manage risk using multiple leg hedging strategies such as spreads and butterflies, as well as options.
  • Conducted technical analysis of price patterns, measurements of trend, momentum, and volatility.
  • Submitted daily and weekly reports providing analysis of trades made and market conditions.
  • Trade fat and feeder cattle futures based upon technical and fundamental analyses.
  • Handled hardware and software vendors consistently searching for cutting edge technology.
  • Managed P&L on a daily basis: traded outrights, spreads and butterflies.
  • Analyzed trading patterns to minimize transactional costs and reduce the risks of under-filling trade orders.
  • Implemented spread, butterfly and outright trading within the Eurodollar futures market.
  • Use, setup and configuration of CQG, Trading Technologies (TT), Multicharts and Tradestation charting applications.
  • Buy Securities/Sell Securities Manage Traders Manage Trading Positions Analyze Markets and Patterns Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint

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34. Risk Analysis

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Here's how Risk Analysis is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Prepared daily risk analysis and profit/loss reports for foreign exchange futures and options.
  • Managed daily profit and loss statement and performed risk analysis.
  • Designed duration based risk analysis tool for balance sheet management.
  • Calibrated and analyzed implied volatility surfaces in various energy markets; Performed daily P&L and risk analysis.
  • Developed a patented software package written in C++ for options risk analysis and bookkeeping.
  • Performed risk analysis and position management to trade with firm's funds.

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35. Comex

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Here's how Comex is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Directed a high frequency trading operation with 10 employees on the precious metal floor of the COMEX Exchange.

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36. Reuters

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Here's how Reuters is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Used Thomson Reuters platform to trade, view prices and news about the market.
  • Arbitraged short-end with broker/dealer loans and traded with domestic and foreign banks via Reuters.
  • Accessed liquidity through voice broker market, Reuters dealing and EBS matching system
  • Cooperated with Morningstar and Thompson Reuters Eikon representatives to fully expand customized trading orders.
  • Gathered data from various sources such as Bloomberg, Reuters and Factset to form market bias and built trading strategies.

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37. Trade Execution

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Here's how Trade Execution is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Experience with trade execution, market profile, order flow, price action, risk management, and technical analyst.
  • Provide all aspects of Commodity Futures Trade Execution & Support.
  • Worked directly with high-profile, multi-million dollar clients to oversee trade execution, ensure client satisfaction/profitability and develop accounts.
  • Provided detailed arbitrage and market information to 6 Traders while ensuring proper trade execution, clearing activities and position accuracy.
  • Use of proprietary models to facilitate automated trade execution focused on capital preservation and income generation.
  • Enacted institutional trade execution, reconciliation, and position tracking for twenty institutional money manager accounts.

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38. Multiple Markets

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Here's how Multiple Markets is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Executed and monitored trading strategies and positions* Analyzed multiple markets and identify market trends and correlations* Mentored trading clerks

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39. Electronic Platform

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Here's how Electronic Platform is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Traded on the electronic platform.

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40. OWN Business

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Here's how OWN Business is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Manage my own business, invoicing and accounting.

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41. Technical Indicators

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Here's how Technical Indicators is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Configured and operated TradeStation and Global Futures trading platforms with technical indicators, and custom orders with variable parameters, etc.
  • Developed mechanical ways of highlighting conditions or price patterns using custom technical indicators and back tested trading strategies.
  • Developed trading system using pricing charts and technical indicators to systematically enter and exit trades.
  • Analyze company fundamentals as well technical indicators to find volatile assets.
  • Assisted in development of computerized trading systems utilizing technical indicators and algorithms.
  • Monitor price charts and technical indicators such as exponential moving averages, relative strength index and volume.

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42. Hedge Funds

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Here's how Hedge Funds is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Executed and suggested various risk management/hedging strategies to primary dealers, hedge funds and individual firms to build a brokerage operation.
  • Traded for 3 hedge funds and multiple separate accounts for 3 portfolio managers with $140 million in assets under management.
  • Executed trades on behalf of hedge funds, family offices, mutual funds, pension funds and other asset managers.
  • Assisted Asset Managers and hedge funds to formulate and execute equity strategies while concurrently managing risk and capital exposure.
  • Covered forwards and physicals in all markets for all major oil companies and independent refiners and hedge funds.
  • Managed large volume trades and transactions for Wall Street Hedge Funds, Institutions and Asset Managers.

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43. ROI

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Here's how ROI is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Generated a positive ROI over the past four years.
  • Negotiated purchases and sales; consistently delivered beneficial ROI's.
  • Generated ROI of 100% p.a.
  • Detailed research on companies from all sectors, IPOs, and commodities to increase ROI.
  • Manage options trading to ensure a positive ROI within a volatile market.

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44. VBA

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Here's how VBA is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Managed trader assistants and helped develop various projects using Excel and VBA.
  • Automated the trade allocation and reconciliation procedures using VBA programming which is leveraged to systematically detect any trade breaks or discrepancies.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of account-specific portfolio construction parameters via Excel and VBA programming.
  • Conceived and programmed volatility trading, risk and investor reporting systems using VBA/Excel based models.
  • Created complex Excel worksheets with VBA to automate advanced trading strategies across multiple markets.
  • Developed tools with VBA, C++ to assist traders (HFT Bond Book compression using FIFO, PnL Analysis tool).

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45. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Formulated high-low correlation trading strategy model to for correlation trades / positions based on tracking ETF and indices.
  • Designed and implemented automated high-frequency ETF spread trades capitalizing on short term market inefficiencies.
  • Engaged in market speculation of various commodities, rapid scalping of mini futures contracts & ETF's.
  • Speculated on short term direction of ETF funds and stock index futures.
  • Traded equities and ETFS in a structured group environment through a combination of tactical trading and identifying short term market inefficiencies.
  • Prepared pricing models and analyzed the risk of the ETF business on a daily basis and for each individual trade.

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46. RSI

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Here's how RSI is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Used moving average, convergence and divergence with RSI and stochastic technical indicator to recognize buy and sell signals.
  • Managed Brokerage group of 5 traders and 3 assistants, duties included payroll and oversight of daily transactions.
  • Lead the company to increase its revenue by soliciting new business through networking and persistence.

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47. E-Mini

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Here's how E-Mini is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Captured arbitrage opportunities in E-mini weekly options.
  • Traded the S&P 500, Nasdaq-100 and Russell 2000 E-Mini future contracts as a sole proprietary futures trader.
  • Received and executed e-mini futures orders for internal S&P options trading group.
  • Traded ES E-Mini Globex market.
  • Traded E-mini, U.S. 10-yr, crude oil, and corn futures Managed daily trades and worked within allocated company risk limits
  • Traded Eurodollars; Eurobunds; DAX; BOBL; 10 Year Notes; 30 Year Bonds; E-Minis

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48. Exit Points

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Here's how Exit Points is used in Futures Trader jobs:
  • Examined core and correlating products to find optimal entry and exit points.
  • Implemented technical analysis programs to determine optimal entry and exit points.
  • Utilized technical and fundamental analysis in order to choose valuable entry and exit points.
  • Identified specific trading patterns while monitoring time and sales for entry and exit points.
  • Applied trading strategies and technical analysis to determine entry and exit points.
  • Coupled Fundamental and Technical Analysis to improve entry and exit points.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Futures Trader

P Futures12.2%
Financial Markets8.2%
Futures Contracts7.5%
Technical Analysis7.2%
Equity Futures6.9%
Euro6.5%
Commodity Futures6%
Futures Markets6%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Futures Trader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
P Futures
P Futures
9.5%
9.5%
2
2
Financial Markets
Financial Markets
6.4%
6.4%
3
3
Futures Contracts
Futures Contracts
5.8%
5.8%
4
4
Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
5.6%
5.6%
5
5
Equity Futures
Equity Futures
5.4%
5.4%
6
6
Euro
Euro
5.1%
5.1%
7
7
Commodity Futures
Commodity Futures
4.7%
4.7%
8
8
Futures Markets
Futures Markets
4.7%
4.7%
9
9
Risk Management
Risk Management
4.4%
4.4%
10
10
CME
CME
3.5%
3.5%
11
11
Current Market Conditions
Current Market Conditions
3.3%
3.3%
12
12
Market Research
Market Research
3.1%
3.1%
13
13
Interest Rates
Interest Rates
2.7%
2.7%
14
14
Foreign Currency
Foreign Currency
2.6%
2.6%
15
15
Cbot
Cbot
2.4%
2.4%
16
16
CQG
CQG
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
DOW
DOW
1.7%
1.7%
19
19
Yield Curve
Yield Curve
1.7%
1.7%
20
20
Personal Accounts
Personal Accounts
1.6%
1.6%
21
21
Market Data
Market Data
1.5%
1.5%
22
22
Forex
Forex
1.4%
1.4%
23
23
Eurex
Eurex
1.4%
1.4%
24
24
Nymex
Nymex
1.2%
1.2%
25
25
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Commodity
Commodity
1.1%
1.1%
27
27
US Treasury
US Treasury
1%
1%
28
28
OWN Account
OWN Account
1%
1%
29
29
Economic Data
Economic Data
1%
1%
30
30
Bond Futures
Bond Futures
1%
1%
31
31
Globex
Globex
1%
1%
32
32
Proprietary Account
Proprietary Account
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
TT
TT
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Risk Analysis
Risk Analysis
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Comex
Comex
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Reuters
Reuters
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Trade Execution
Trade Execution
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Multiple Markets
Multiple Markets
0.6%
0.6%
39
39
Electronic Platform
Electronic Platform
0.6%
0.6%
40
40
OWN Business
OWN Business
0.6%
0.6%
41
41
Technical Indicators
Technical Indicators
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
Hedge Funds
Hedge Funds
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
ROI
ROI
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
VBA
VBA
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
ETF
ETF
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
RSI
RSI
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
E-Mini
E-Mini
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Exit Points
Exit Points
0.5%
0.5%

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