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Top 50 Proprietary Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Proprietary Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Proprietary Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.8% of Proprietary Trader resumes contained Equity as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Proprietary Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Proprietary Trader:

1. Equity

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  • Created successful proprietary trading business by identifying and initiating long and short-term equity trades.
  • Tracked and analyzed equity price movements and executed trades based on this information.
  • Assisted in development and testing of proprietary equity trade execution software package.
  • Risked partnership equity trading global futures markets employing high frequency strategies.
  • Managed electronic transactions, equity/cash positions, and P/L reconciliations.
  • Evaluate trading opportunities and initiate short-term equity trades.
  • Employed Domestic Equity Risk Arbitrage and a number of other tools and strategies to enhance portfolio profitability and outperform market returns.
  • Analyze economic indicators, sector trends and leaders to forecast price movements in order to execute short-term equity/option trades.
  • Present recommendation, educate and mentor novice to advanced Traders on various equity strategies and functionality of the B.S.I.
  • Executed and adapted arbitrage techniques such as volatility arbitrage, long/short equity, and global macro factors.
  • Raised over $5mm which is under active management, trading exclusively in US equity markets.
  • Traded instruments including equities, equity options, index futures and futures for foreign currencies.
  • Analyzed the Euro yield curve and currency and equity markets to make trading decisions.
  • Focused on NASDAQ with a concentration on U.S. Equity and Global Equity Market trading.
  • Buy or sells equity products based on financial data and research.
  • Traded an Equity and Option account funded with $7,500,000.00.
  • Covered European, UK and US Equity Future Index.
  • Managed equity option positions for a senior options trader.
  • Execute various strategies in the equity markets.
  • Accumulate "street-wide" equity research to be used as a basis for developing a daily list of potential trade ideas.

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2. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Implement and execute trading strategies by applying fundamental and technical analysis to forecast price movements on different investment products.
  • Researched and traded U.S. equities based on technical analysis with supporting fundamental and market sentiment analysis.
  • Traded US-listed equities on proprietary OMS, and developed profitability-maximizing trading tactics utilizing technical analysis
  • Used market and technical analysis to discover trading opportunities utilizing firm capital
  • Utilized both fundamental and technical analysis on multiple time-frame perspectives.
  • Conducted arbitrage-driven economic research and technical analysis of currencies.
  • Gained comprehensive understanding of prevalent fundamental and technical analysis.
  • Leveraged technical analysis to formulate stock trading system
  • Utilized technical analysis on both day and short-term swing trades as well as trading news driven events.
  • Used indicators such as MACD, simple moving averages and various technical analysis when placing trades.
  • Traded NYSE stocks based on technical analysis, price action, news and size.
  • Used technical analysis and tape reading to find optimal opportunities to trade multiple sectors.
  • Use technical analysis to forecast price movements and place effective stop orders.
  • Used options to create appropriate hedging strategies Utilized catalysts and technical analysis to generate alpha through opportunistic trading around core positions
  • Scan market for volatility and determine entry and exits using technical analysis.
  • Incorporated live technical analysis warning system into trading strategy Learned how to develop, learn and build a trading style.
  • Speculate short term economic trend Use technical analysis to trade NYSE & NASDAQ stocks, options, and future contracts.
  • Learned how to use technical analysis to identify charting patterns and used the CEOs effective order flow analysis system.
  • Traded G-10 currency pairs basing on technical analysis as well as odd lot/open market position theories.
  • Identified and initiated short-term equity trades utilizing technical analysis Effectively managed risk and tracked performance statistics Obtained series 56 license

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3. Financial Markets

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Here's how Financial Markets is used in Proprietary 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.
  • Perform independent study of financial markets and trading instruments.
  • Gained extensive knowledge of the inner workings of the US financial markets order routing and order flow.
  • Performed technical and fundamental analysis on financial markets; traded US Treasury Futures, Dow Futures and Oil
  • Analyzed market risk and comprehensive understanding of the financial markets.
  • Provided monthly revenue of 50K+ Developed overnight financial markets in US treasuries futures market.

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4. Stock Exchange

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Here's how Stock Exchange is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Worked as a Day Trader of stocks of the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Traded New York Stock Exchange stocks for a private account.
  • Reviewed trends on global markets including stock exchange and commodities.

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5. Risk Management Techniques

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Here's how Risk Management Techniques is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Utilized risk management techniques to avoid large losses despite risky portfolio positions.

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6. Nyse

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Here's how Nyse is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Traded hundreds of NYSE listed stocks, learned tape reading and analyzed each stock's movement.
  • Enacted, and managed equity block desk operation and set up floor broker network on NYSE.
  • Position traded and day-traded NYSE mid-cap equity products on various electronic trading platforms.
  • Utilize technical analysis to take advantage of volatility in NYSE listed equities.
  • Traded every day the NYSE market opened between 9.30am till 4.00pm.
  • Traded NYSE listed equities using the firm's capital.

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7. Nasdaq

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Here's how Nasdaq is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Allocated risk adjusted leveraged capital to NASDAQ listed large cap securities with high daily volume and low bid-ask spreads.
  • Traded NASDAQ-listed securities utilizing firm-developed system of risk management, stock selection, timing, and execution techniques.
  • Traded firm accounts primarily focused on NASDAQ stocks with trade averages of $100+K annually.
  • Traded a 500,000 dollar trading account consisting of NASDAQ and NYSE stocks.
  • Received and placed customer equity orders for NASDAQ and NYSE equities.
  • Researched, analyzed and traded NYSE & NASDAQ equities.
  • Generated markets in over 500 NASDAQ and NYSE stocks.
  • Traded NASDAQ listed stocks using the firm's capital
  • Support two NASDAQ Traders with Principal Trade Processing.
  • Traded stocks on the NYSE and NASDAQ
  • Executed discretionary trades of NASDAQ-traded equity issues generating monthly returns of 3 to 22% Supervised trading activities of twelve traders
  • Traded NYSE and Nasdaq equities and options with a $10 million capital allotment averaging over 4 million shares per month
  • Traded NASDAQ listed equities utilizing firm capital -Progressed from trainee to Senior Trader within one year of hire
  • Hedge fund trading of NYSE and Nasdaq equities Implementing various trading strategies to maximize profit P&L Management

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8. Foreign Currency

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Here's how Foreign Currency is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Completed investment research reports including target returns, risk management and liquidity strategies on US Dollar and foreign currency denominated securities.

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9. Momentum

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Here's how Momentum is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Optimized trading performance by applying technical analysis and custom-made momentum filters to recent market activity.
  • Traded firm capital using a market neutral long short programmed momentum proprietary trading strategy.
  • Develop and execute trades using event-driven, fundamental, technical and momentum-based strategies.
  • Utilized various market indicators and information such as filtering systems and news services to identify high momentum stocks and sectors.
  • Engineered unique equities trading strategies of equities by building financial models that analyze momentum and volatility of stock market.
  • Blended the use of technical and fundamental data to maximize short term positional trades along with momentum scalping.
  • Trade the 10yr Note and 30yr Bond on an outright, momentum, and spread/curve basis.
  • Traded listed NYSE stocks utilizing tape reading tactics, news momentum plays, and technical analysis.
  • Placed swing and momentum trades, buying and short selling equities based on research and analysis.
  • Employed momentum, relative strength, break out, and snap back strategies.
  • Executed trades based on technical analysis, momentum and event driven strategies.
  • Focus on trading short term volatility and momentum.
  • Interpreted market data and momentum indicators for multiple industries, offering best ideas for the book.
  • Determined long and short positions using daily analysis of momentum in specific stock groups and indices.
  • Performed daily research configuring stock screeners to identify stocks with meaningful moves and momentum.

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10. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • Identified profitable trading opportunities through daily analysis and market research.
  • Developed new trade opportunities and trading indicators for HTG through data and market research over various time periods and time frames.
  • Conducted daily market research and analysis to plan trading strategies, as well as assess and manage risks.
  • Handle equity and derivatives trading; perform market research and quantitative securities analysis, traded portfolio valuation and risk monitoring.
  • Conducted equity market research and analysis utilizing fundamental and technical analysis, Utilized filters and news source, i.e.

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11. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Conduct extensive economic review and sales and earnings-type fundamental analysis supported by quantitative valuation studies to identify and capture potential profits.
  • Traded equity options based on extensive fundamental analysis of distressed financial firms and other special situations.
  • Utilized fundamental analysis of international economic events to develop trade and risk management strategies.
  • Used technical/fundamental analysis and discipline to maximize return on capital while minimizing risk.
  • Developed a discretionary system based on technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Performed financial modeling and fundamental analysis of companies and equities.
  • Identified investment opportunities in corporate credits based on fundamental analysis.
  • Conduct industry, market and company research through both technical and fundamental analysis to develop short, medium and long-term trades.
  • Used my own capital to trade stocks, futures and options while using technical and fundamental analysis to identify profit opportunities.
  • Use technical along with fundamental analysis to forecast price movements and trade accordingly with a strict risk profile.
  • Research fundamental analysis for firm strength, monitor PR, and SEC reports for possible surprises.
  • Employed the use of both technical and fundamental analysis to make trading decisions.
  • Used experience combined with technical and fundamental analysis to profitably trade metals full time.
  • Provide daily fundamental analysis for the Proprietary desk as well as intermarket effects of global currency, rates and equities.

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12. Hedge Funds

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Here's how Hedge Funds is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Executed and suggested various risk management/hedging strategies to primary dealers, hedge funds and individual firms to build a brokerage operation.

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13. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Traded equities and ETFS in a structured group environment through a combination of tactical trading and identifying short term market inefficiencies.
  • Comply with industry regulations while actively trading futures, equities and bond ETF's.
  • Manage Portfolio seeking global arbitrage opportunities in Equities, ETFS, and Futures.
  • Traded equities, options and ETF's on a proprietary basis; specialized in intraday trends and reversals.
  • Traded online in Options derivatives of Exchange Traded Fund (ETFs) using the Onyx proprietary trading strategy.
  • Execute equities, listed options and ETFs trades daily for CEO's $50 million proprietary portfolio.
  • Formulated automated models and correlation strategies using ETFs, custom baskets, and individual stocks.
  • Execute discretionary trades of US Equities, ETFs and Futures Products.
  • Managed risk through options strategies and etf's.
  • Traded individual equities and ETFs.
  • Specialize in trading NYSE equities, SPY ETFs, and Energy ETFs as a proprietary trader from own account.
  • Specialized in NYSE equities, SPY ETFs, and Energy ETFs.

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14. Yield Curve

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Here's how Yield Curve is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Fixed Income strategies, yield curve arbitrage, and low risk option trades.
  • Traded the active issue U.S. Treasury yield curve in a day trading environment.
  • Implemented profitable trading strategies in the Treasury basis and Treasury yield curve.
  • Specialized in futures, yield curve arbitrage and cash-futures basis trading.
  • Traded derivative products including yield curve and butterfly strategies.
  • Specialized in yield curve trades.
  • Traded the yield curve spreads between five and ten year treasury notes.
  • Yield Curve Rich-Cheap Strategies Fixed-Income Options Strategies Cross-Product (Mortgage/Government/Futures) Strategies.

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15. Interest Rates

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Here's how Interest Rates is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Used Stochastic Calculus, Numerical Methods, Term Structure of Interest rates knowledge and Optimization techniques in portfolio valuation & hedging.

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Here's how Eurodollar is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Performed daily trading of futures and options in Eurodollar, S&P, Currency and 10yr Bond markets.
  • Recruited to build-out and lead firm's Eurodollar calendar trading group.
  • Position with Eurodollar calendar spreads, and Eurodollar/Fed Funds basis.
  • Traded yield curve spreads involving 30-year Bond, 10-year note, 5-year note, 2-year note, and Eurodollar contracts.
  • Managed short-term futures positions in STIRs market ( Sterling LIBOR, Euribor, Eurodollar) of Euronext/LIFFE.

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17. New Traders

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Here's how New Traders is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Managed the training process for new traders on electronic trading systems to identify profitable trading opportunities.
  • Mentored new traders on yield curve fundamentals/strategies and trade execution using Trading Technologies software.
  • Trained and managed new traders as a result of a consistently profitable track record and a proven ability to communicate concepts.
  • Mentored 9 new traders in art of trading and development of risk control procedures; 5 became profitable within six months.
  • Provided guidance to new traders through company mentor program resulting in growth from 30 to 100 traders during my tenure.
  • Managed daily assets of up to $20,000,000 * Trained new traders on system functionality and trading strategies
  • Trained, mentored, and motivated new traders; conducted preliminary interviews with prospective hires.
  • Supervised trading desk, conducted daily strategy meetings and training sessions for new traders.
  • Risk Management: Monitored trading activities of new traders as part of risk management.
  • Trained new traders in use of software and successful strategies.
  • Handled the training and supervision of new traders.
  • Generated consistently positive P&L every quarter of employment - Mentored new traders in personal market trading strategies
  • Facilitated in the risk management and training of new traders Implemented new strategies for current traders
  • Traded NSYE equities * Utilized firms model to trade independently * Responsible for mentoring new traders

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18. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Interpret streaming information from Bloomberg, E-signal charts, and open book Bid/Ask spreads to manage multiple long and short positions.
  • Created fundamental research projects on United States Treasuries, Currency markets, technical indicators and energy products data in Bloomberg.
  • Initiated & integrated custom spreadsheet via Bloomberg's Excel API; tracked all pertinent variables.
  • Developed quantitative driven proprietary models by Bloomberg BLP / API and VBA programming.
  • Gained working knowledge of Bloomberg, Reuters, TT Platform and CQG.
  • Received training from Trading Technologies, CQG and Bloomberg.
  • Researched market strategies and trends using Bloomberg.
  • Created and implemented technical trading strategies that generated optimal revenue generation Bloomberg, Instinet, Proprietary Trading platforms

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19. CME

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Here's how CME is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Served as a member of multiple commodity exchanges including CME, NYMEX, NYFE, Cotton Exchange, and CCSE.
  • Used technical analysis and live feed from CME S&P pit to forecast price movements.
  • Well versed in Treasury Cash markets, CBOT, CME, ICE, LIFFE, EUREX.
  • Exchange traded calendar spreads of CME Globex RBOB Gasoline Futures4.
  • Traded fixed income products on electric platforms including the eCBOT, CME, ICE, and Eurex exchanges.
  • Clerk 10/98-12/99, Proprietary options trader and member CME(since)1/2000 6/2008.
  • Experience trading multiple futures contracts on CME, Liffe, Eurex, Comex, and other global electronic platforms.

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20. Current Market Conditions

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Here's how Current Market Conditions is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Monitored portfolio security changes; closely analyzed current market conditions and industry comparisons.
  • Developed innovative trading strategies to profit from current market conditions.

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21. Order Flow

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Here's how Order Flow is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Scan filters to identify order flow, trading patterns, programs or algorithms creating distortions in the market.
  • Read order flow/data feeds, analyze volume and Level II quotes to identify large buyers/sellers and trading programs.
  • Competed for customer order flows by presenting buy and sell quotations for guaranteed number of shares.
  • Executed trades based on current order flow and trading programs to gauge trading continuation.
  • Manage order flow of sell-side firms and equity calendar.
  • Utilized Level 2 price action to identify market maker order flows, price action and accumulation/divesture ahead of trends.
  • support and resistance) Analyzed stock positions by studying market conditions, stock activity and order flow.

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22. Relative Value

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Here's how Relative Value is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Determined overall risk associated with specific trade portfolios based on price ranges, relative value and volatility fluctuations.
  • Engaged in proprietary trading of in-house commodity fund utilizing relative value trading techniques.
  • Conducted relative value analysis, monitored news flow and macroeconomic fundamentals.

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23. Trade Execution

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Here's how Trade Execution is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Generated considerable profits through astute market analysis and timely trade execution.
  • Created excel-based trading software for trade execution and management.
  • Structured trade execution to minimize slippage.
  • Performed trade executions for the statistical trend-following program and researched potential trading strategies to compliment the desk's risk profile.
  • Conducted weekly reviews of all equity and options transactions, as well as trade execution cost for proprietary fund.
  • Initiate strategy development, trade execution, risk management, and profit optimization.
  • Collaborated firm wide research, portfolio allocation, and trade execution.

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24. OTC

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Here's how OTC is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Developed proprietary equities arbitrage algorithms spanning both listed and OTC markets.
  • Utilized firm capital in trading of NYSE / OTC stocks for house account on Direct Access platform.
  • Focused on high volume, high volatility techniques, mainly in the OTC market.
  • Traded listed, OTC, Bulletin Board Stocks
  • Focused on trading baskets of listed and OTC stocks via a manually adjustable grey box program.

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25. Futures Contracts

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Here's how Futures Contracts is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Traded the E-mini S&P 500, EUR/USD, Nymex Crude Oil futures contracts.
  • Lead trader on proprietary financial derivates desk focused on electronic arbitrage opportunities between listed futures contracts.

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26. Market Data

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Here's how Market Data is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Evaluated constant market data in order to confirm the short term thesis of the open positions in the market.
  • Analyzed financial and market data on a daily basis and make investment decisions.
  • Furthered knowledge of Bloomberg software, financial trading order entry platforms, market data feeds.
  • Use sector analysis, pre-market data and early morning research to outline the direction of the market and its intraday volatility.

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27. Economic Data

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Here's how Economic Data is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Research earnings information along with economic data.
  • Developed a sound knowledge of fundamental data, the effects of breaking news, economic data as well as monetary policy.
  • Calculated expected values and spread pricing while taking in economic data released throughout the day.
  • Used technical analysis as well as economic data to forecast stock market trends/patterns.
  • Analyze market conditions, social & economic data and financial information.
  • Analyze current market conditions and direction through key economic data.
  • Monitor and analyze U.S. and global economic data.
  • Researched economic data and news using Bloomberg.

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Here's how High Frequency is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Trade active American stocks using high frequency trading strategy; earn 1% profit per day with 16 leverages
  • Executed mid to high frequency trades in US treasury and US treasury futures market.

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29. Investment Ideas

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Here's how Investment Ideas is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Lead team meetings to discuss investment ideas and discuss potential strategies including hedging positions with derivatives.
  • Participated in companywide discussions of trading and investment ideas.

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30. US Treasury

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Here's how US Treasury is used in Proprietary 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 the S&P e-mini futures indices as well as 10yr and 2yr US treasury bond futures.

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31. Technical Indicators

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Here's how Technical Indicators is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Followed equity markets and researched fundamental and technical indicators of markets.
  • Design and execute trades based on extensive and methodical tape reading, order flow analysis, technical indicators, and fundamentals
  • Analyze technical indicators and chart patterns and correlate events and news that may act as long/short price catalysts.
  • Utilized technical indicators for quick entry in to the market.

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32. CQG

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Here's how CQG is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Back-tested custom built programs using CQG in order to find profitable trading strategies.
  • Used CQG trader, ProRealTime for Technical Analysis, news feeds and Excel
  • Support operations using platforms (TD Ameritrade Thinkorswim, Interactive Brokers Trader Work station, Meta Trader 4, CQG.)
  • Traded yield curve, calendar,and intra commodity spreads using CQG and TT auto spreaders.

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Here's how LLC is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Conducted interviews on behalf of Seven Signal Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Net profitable 30/31 months during my tenure at this division of Schonfeld Group LLC.

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Here's how Amex is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Trade and manage P+L for $25M of firm capital in NYSE, NASDAQ, AMEX listed and OTC equity securities.
  • Traded NYSE, NASDAQ and AMEX equities Conducted research and technical analysis
  • Trade equities on the NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX and other indices
  • Utilized extensive knowledge of equity markets, NYSE, Amex and Nasdaq, to manage personal portfolio.
  • Traded equities on the NASDAQ, NYSE, AMEX and other indices Acquired series 55 and series 62 licenses

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35. Investment Strategies

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Here's how Investment Strategies is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Trained to trade in a variety of systematic and fundamental investment strategies.

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36. Exit Points

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Here's how Exit Points is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Used Japanese candlestick charting methods and Steidlmayer Market Profile techniques to identify profit opportunities and trade entry and exit points
  • Develop custom market indicators, signaling entry and exit points intended to maximize long term expected profit.

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37. Forex

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Here's how Forex is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Identified, analyzed, evaluated, and capitalized on trading opportunities in the forex market.
  • Traded equities, options, futures and forex using Technical Analysis and Momentum Strategies.

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38. Proprietary Account

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Here's how Proprietary Account is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Traded proprietary account with a strong focus on equity and index options.
  • Traded listed and over the counter U.S. equities for proprietary account.
  • Traded U.S. large-cap and mid-cap equities and options for proprietary account.

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39. Risk Analysis

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Here's how Risk Analysis is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Performed risk analysis and position management to trade with firm's funds.
  • Performed risk analysis and trade execution for the overall portfolio.
  • Based on fundamental and technical analysis - Brazilian and US Equities; Risk Analysis, and Stop Loss in each position;

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40. Risk Parameters

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Here's how Risk Parameters is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Experience with risk management and financial/operational controls, including setting risk parameters and trade strategies.
  • Monitored daily trading activity for approximately 20 traders; adjusted risk parameters as deemed necessary.
  • Deployed capital as needed, while continually operating within stringent, self-imposed risk parameters.
  • Set trader's risk parameters including markets, strategy, size, daily stop losses and ultimate stop losses.
  • Analyze traders' performance to generate risk parameters increasing overall profit ratio of team.
  • Collaborated with firm ownership on personnel decisions and risk parameters for new employees.

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42. ECN

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Here's how ECN is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Utilized most cost effective combinations of available ECNs for entries and exits of positions to maximize profits and/or minimize losses.
  • Lowered trading costs by 15% by properly routing orders using smart routing and ECNs.
  • Keep abreast of changes in the market microstructure, transaction costs, and ECN rebates.
  • Traded firm capital for profit utilizing NASDAQ Level II platform and various ECNs.

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43. Financial Instruments

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Here's how Financial Instruments is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Performed analysis of risk and evaluated possible contingencies to profitably buy and sell financial instruments.
  • Strategized using financial instruments and market news in order trade stocks

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44. Commodity Futures

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Here's how Commodity Futures is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Managed firm's capital in commodity futures and options and collaborated with technology personnel to improve software for futures trades.
  • Trade interest rate, equity index, foreign exchange, and commodity futures for personal and closely held accounts.

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45. Constant Research

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Here's how Constant Research is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Identify opportunities for greatest potential and maintain constant research and study to determine which sectors are leading the market.
  • Maintained constant research and study to determine which sectors are leading the current market.

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47. Nymex

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Here's how Nymex is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Originated traded and managed interest rate and commodity derivatives when trading first began on the CBOT, COMEX, and NYMEX.

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48. Market Information

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Here's how Market Information is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Collaborated with a team of 5 traders to share market information and lock-in profit in volatile conditions.
  • Communicated with the Risk Manager and other traders to share market information.
  • Analyze market information to hedge risk and develop solid trading techniques.
  • Researched market information disseminate from company filings, industry data, and news outlet for executing intra-day and long- term trades.

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49. Long Equity

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50. Short Equity

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Here's how Short Equity is used in Proprietary Trader jobs:
  • Combine fundamental and technical analysis for long/short equity trading.
  • Initiate long and short equity and option trades using technical analysis and volume/price action.
  • Utilize equity and index options expertise to increase leverage and hedge long/short equity positions.
  • Implement long and short Equity trades through NYSE and NASDAQ Market Makers using Level II trading system (Lightspeed).
  • Model and implement market neutral, long/short equity strategies to obtain efficient returns with leveraged money.
  • Run a multi-million dollar event long/short equity and futures portfolio.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Proprietary Trader

Equity

16.3%

Technical Analysis

12.0%

Financial Markets

10.5%

Stock Exchange

7.9%

Risk Management Techniques

6.6%

Nyse

6.4%

Nasdaq

5.3%

Foreign Currency

4.0%

Momentum

4.0%

Market Research

4.0%

Fundamental Analysis

3.9%

Hedge Funds

3.6%

ETF

2.9%

Yield Curve

2.7%

Interest Rates

2.2%

Eurodollar

1.7%

New Traders

1.6%

Bloomberg

1.5%

CME

1.5%

Current Market Conditions

1.5%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Proprietary Trader

Rank Skill
1 Equity 12.8%
2 Technical Analysis 9.5%
3 Financial Markets 8.3%
4 Stock Exchange 6.2%
5 Risk Management Techniques 5.2%
6 Nyse 5.0%
7 Nasdaq 4.2%
8 Foreign Currency 3.2%
9 Momentum 3.1%
10 Market Research 3.1%
11 Fundamental Analysis 3.1%
12 Hedge Funds 2.8%
13 ETF 2.3%
14 Yield Curve 2.1%
15 Interest Rates 1.7%
16 Eurodollar 1.3%
17 New Traders 1.2%
18 Bloomberg 1.2%
19 CME 1.1%
20 Current Market Conditions 1.1%
21 Order Flow 1.1%
22 Relative Value 1.0%
23 Trade Execution 1.0%
24 OTC 0.9%
25 Futures Contracts 0.9%
26 Market Data 0.9%
27 Economic Data 0.9%
28 High Frequency 0.9%
29 Investment Ideas 0.8%
30 US Treasury 0.8%
31 Technical Indicators 0.8%
32 CQG 0.7%
33 LLC 0.7%
34 Amex 0.7%
35 Investment Strategies 0.7%
36 Exit Points 0.7%
37 Forex 0.6%
38 Proprietary Account 0.6%
39 Risk Analysis 0.6%
40 Risk Parameters 0.6%
41 Personal Accounts 0.6%
42 ECN 0.5%
43 Financial Instruments 0.5%
44 Commodity Futures 0.5%
45 Constant Research 0.5%
46 Oversaw 0.5%
47 Nymex 0.5%
48 Market Information 0.5%
49 Long Equity 0.5%
50 Short Equity 0.5%
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