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Top Stock Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Stock Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Stock Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 25.5% of Stock Trader resumes contained Stock Market as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Stock Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Stock Market

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Here's how Stock Market is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Predicted the 2000 stock market crash and was positioned in the best performing stock of the 2000's.
  • Maintained 10.8% of profit after 2015 Chinese stock market turbulence.
  • Researched stock market trends and investment opportunities Developed and enacted trading strategy resulting in sufficient profit to support myself financially
  • Used fundamental and technical stock market analysis to formulate trading models and strategies to increase profitability.
  • Achieved status of effective personal investor in financial stock markets by maintaining positive balance.
  • Handled trades on stock market with long term and short term investing and achieved a target of $10,000 per month.

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2. Financial Statements

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Here's how Financial Statements is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed public trade companies financial statements.
  • Assessed financial statements, developing strategies based upon liability/trending.
  • Completed monthly reporting and financial statements for investors.
  • Analyzed equity patterns and financial statements.
  • Prepared monthly, quarterly and annual trading records, financial statements, balance sheets and income statements.
  • Analyzed financial statements and industry trends to identify trading opportunities that increased profits by 9%.

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3. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Developed strong skills in technical analysis.
  • Used technical analysis to forecast price movements and place effective stop orders.
  • Utilized technical analysis and charting software for entry and exit strategies.
  • Incorporated technical analysis of support and resistance levels of stock prices.
  • Received formal training in technical analysis, planning, and money management through the iFundTraders trading group and Optionetics.
  • Developed a strong foundation in technical analysis and screening techniques utilizing a number of charting and order execution platforms.

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4. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Conducted market research to identify new business opportunity, secure potential leads and solicit new clients.
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • 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.
  • Identified profitable trading opportunities through daily analysis and market research.
  • Developed market research of aluminum transactions by traveling to every state in Brazil.

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5. Equity

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Here's how Equity is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Implemented trading strategies that leveraged technology to execute equity option contracts on exchange floor environment.
  • Maintained a $500,000 portfolio in order to trade equity options, consistently earning in excess of portfolio requirements.
  • Executed equity orders for institutional block trading desk in a cost effective manner.
  • Worked with technology team to create a new efficient global equity finance platform.
  • Identified and initiated short and long-term equity trades for managed account.
  • Provided firm wide short sale locates for domestic equity desk.
  • Strategized, executed, and managed equity trades based on daily technical analysis research.

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6. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Conducted Fundamental Analysis to determine corporate stability and potential momentum for daily moves.
  • Identified equities that provided the greatest potential for trading opportunities on a daily basis through research, technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Initiated short term investment decisions based on technical and fundamental analysis, geopolitical developments, news releases and respective sector strength.
  • Used Technical, Fundamental analysis and statistical software to develop risk/reward models to limit financial exposure while maximizing profits.
  • Illustrated technical trends to Portfolio Managers, and incorporated into fundamental analysis of relevant securities to anticipate volatility and price direction.
  • Initiated positions in securities based on technical and fundamental analysis of specific stock, industry and market conditions.

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7. Futures

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Here's how Futures is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Traded index futures - IF300, TX, DAX Researched and analyzed statistic data Created and executed individual trading strategies
  • Developed systematic futures trading models to maximize returns and reduce risk.
  • Researched of stock index futures price series of statistical arbitrage strategy.
  • Traded commodity futures focusing in absolute returns.
  • Executed buy and sell orders of stocks, options and futures in various personal portfolio accounts.
  • Engaged in buying and selling bonds, stocks, futures, hedge fund shares and commodities.

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8. Nasd

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Here's how Nasd is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Relayed stock orders between institutional clients and traders at NASDAQ market-making firm.
  • Traded stocks daily during market hours on the NYSE and NASDAQ.
  • Performed intra-day trading of over 2 million stock shares on the NASDAQ, AMEX and NYSE.
  • traded company listed stocks on the NASDAQ & NYSE
  • Executed and settled stock trades through multiple trading institutions including the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ and Electronic Communications Networks.
  • Worked as part of a two man team trading a book of 30 NASDAQ stocks during period of high market volatility.

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9. Stock Exchange

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Here's how Stock Exchange is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Placed profitable positions in the Dutch Stock Exchanges after carefully following latest news and market trends
  • Trained Option Traders to trade equity options on the American Stock Exchange floor.
  • Managed Prop Trading Firm that conducted trading on the major US stock exchanges.
  • Traded stocks of Shanghai Stock Exchange and Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
  • Owned equity trading at the S o Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa) with two other business partners.
  • Worked as a Day Trader of stocks of the New York Stock Exchange.

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10. Nyse

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Here's how Nyse is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Traded stocks intra-day on the NYSE markets.
  • Traded NYSE equities utilizing in-house trading strategies and proprietary order placement utility software.
  • Traded hundreds of NYSE listed stocks, learned tape reading and analyzed each stock's movement.
  • Traded every day the NYSE market opened between 9.30am till 4.00pm.
  • Traded NYSE listed equities using the firm's capital.
  • Worked on the floor of the NYSE for 6 months to facilitate trading orders from French speaking customers (Swiss).

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11. Income

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Here's how Income is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Prevented and minimized exposure to domestic equity and fixed income buy-ins.
  • Analyzed Income Statements, Balance Sheets and fundamentals to gauge the short term and long term investment potential of companies.
  • Analyzed stock reports and traded stock via Internet to derive maximum income.
  • Traded stocks and stock options with personal capital to generate income.
  • Increased supplemental income by at least $10,000 a year.
  • Utilized trading and investment techniques in my personal account to provide income for my family.

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12. High NET

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Here's how High NET is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Generated quarterly performance reports for institutional and high net worth clients and verified their accuracy against custom composites.
  • Traded securities for high net worth individuals and corporations within investment model guidelines.
  • Invested and actively managed high net worth institutional accounts.
  • Earned 24 awards for providing excellent customer service for retail, full service, and high net worth clients.
  • Executed orders in NASDAQ and foreign OTC stocks for high net worth Fidelity clients and various correspondent brokers.
  • Provided service and trading support for Fidelity's most active high net worth stock and option traders.

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13. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Developed equity trading strategy utilizing option writing of ETF's
  • Traded equities and ETFS in a structured group environment through a combination of tactical trading and identifying short term market inefficiencies.
  • Researched, analyzed, and implemented broad volatility based bets across stock, individual stock options, index and ETF options.
  • Traded underlying equity cash baskets, fixed income portfolios, futures, and commodities to hedge ETF positions and capture arbitrage.
  • Placed thousands of mutual fund, stock, ETF and option trades for clients and educated them on market mechanics.
  • Executed Long Ridge's equities and ETF's trading model on a daily basis for a hedge fund account.

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14. Independent Stock

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Here's how Independent Stock is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Conducted independent stock trading with the advice of professional financial consultant.
  • Collaborated with various independent stock traders through social media to share trade ideas and strategies.

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15. Hedge Funds

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Here's how Hedge Funds is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Priced, executed and hedged large option trades for hedge funds taking stakes in companies.
  • 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.

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16. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Utilized Bloomberg Financial Services to determine break-even/profitability analysis of dollar rolls versus reverse repurchase agreements.
  • Gained extensive experience using FactSet and Bloomberg to obtain fundamental data.
  • Researched and provided information for investors principally using the Bloomberg trading platform.
  • 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.

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17. Stock Options

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Here's how Stock Options is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Started trading business using discount on-line brokers and various financial instruments heavily focused on growth through highly speculative stocks and stock options
  • Self-Educated to gain experience in evaluating and trading stock options based on news- and event-based changes to underlying equity.
  • Traded highly volatile stock options.
  • Promoted to the Options Trading Desk to support high-profile managing partner with buying and selling of stock options.
  • Analyzed technical and fundamental market data in order to trade stocks and stock options.
  • Traded stock options by designing and programming binomial tree, trinomial tree, and Black-Scholes models.

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18. Market Conditions

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Here's how Market Conditions is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Used news and data services, monitored trends while understanding risks, researched daily market conditions, and evaluated its impact.
  • Analyzed market conditions and trends in order to determine the best opportunities to execute buy and sell orders.
  • Provided expert analysis of market conditions by gathering key data, analyzing trends, creating reports.
  • Analyzed market conditions in an effort to capitalize on market opportunities Managed trading account to minimize risk while maximizing return
  • Evaluated and took action based on various technical and fundamental indicators Evaluated and took action based on market conditions and outlook.
  • self-employed) Evaluate current market conditions Anticipate future market conditions Maintain an updated portfolio Analyze profitability Execute preventative strategies

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19. Investment Strategies

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Here's how Investment Strategies is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Implemented long and short term investment strategies depending on current market events and interpretation of company financials.
  • Developed, prepared, and presented supporting research for several firm-wide macro directional trade investment strategies.
  • Developed and implemented investment strategies utilizing fundamental stock selection with a quantitative and statistical overlay.
  • Demonstrated sense for locating incremental market opportunities to increase desk profitability through investment strategies.
  • Identified investment strategies and successfully executed the trades within specific risk/reward parameters.
  • Educated clients regarding prudent investment strategies and executed portfolio trades.

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20. Financial Instruments

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Here's how Financial Instruments is used in Stock 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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21. Financial Markets

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Here's how Financial Markets is used in Stock 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.
  • Analyzed financial markets using technical analysis and fundamental macroeconomic research.
  • Maintained continuously updated knowledge of financial markets.

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22. Forex

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Here's how Forex is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Researched and utilized various stock option and Forex trading techniques through seminars, books, software, and other media.
  • Researched, timed, purchased and traded stocks, options, futures and FOREX markets.
  • Supported traders of Commodities, Futures & FOREX.
  • Traded Cross-Rate Currency Futures and FOREX cash markets.
  • Traded energy futures, ForEx and equities for my personal account.
  • Traded FOREX major currency pairs.

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23. Macd

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Here's how Macd is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Supported Investment decisions based on chart pattern and indicator analysis such as Fibonacci levels, harmonic patterns, MACD.
  • Incorporated enterprise valuation, DCF modeling, balance volume, stochastics, and MACD.

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24. DOW

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Here's how DOW is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Designed & developed windows service which fetches real time data from exchanges and provides updates to clients through SFTP.
  • Analyzed multiple strategic risk assessment strategies to maximize portfolio performance and minimize downside exposure.
  • Traded stocks over the S&P, NASDAQ, and Dow Jones.
  • Analyzed market trends in various sectors such as NASDAQ, NYSE, Dow Jones as well as crypto currencies.
  • Leveraged highly analytical nature and strong attention-to detail to buy and sell stock on NASDAQ and DOW exchanges.
  • Evaluated appropriate daily risk by identifying maximum drawdowns, interpreting trading metrics, and modifying strategy parameters.

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25. Technical Indicators

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Here's how Technical Indicators is used in Stock 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.
  • Formulated different strategies that led to positive returns by finding undervalued or overvalued assets through market research and technical indicators.
  • Utilized technical indicators for quick entry in to the market.
  • Programmed technical indicators and models and analyzed event or news driven movements in the financial markets.

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26. RSI

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Here's how RSI is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Coordinated risk exposure in evaluating the use of stock loan conversion trades.

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27. Market News

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Here's how Market News is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Looked into investment research, market news, analyst reports and commentary.

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28. Economic Data

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Here's how Economic Data is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed and compiled major corporate news, earnings, economic data, and all relevant research prior to the market open.
  • Generated investment ideas and trading strategies ahead of specific catalysts including economic data releases or market developments.
  • Analyzed and tested financial and economic data to discover trends and opportunities.
  • Communicated current market conditions, economic data, and company-specific news to portfolio managers.
  • Analyzed micro and macro-economic data to monitor market and sector trends.
  • Developed a sound knowledge of fundamental data, the effects of breaking news, economic data as well as monetary policy.

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29. Asset Management

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Here's how Asset Management is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Traded within a group of traders affiliated with Aspen Asset Management.

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30. Broker Dealers

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Here's how Broker Dealers is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Managed relationships with broker dealers and fund families including communications, trading platform installation, problem identification and resolution.
  • Ensured quality of service through daily communication and negotiation with broker dealers and lending institutions.
  • Ensured compliance with contractual obligation for both internal clients and broker dealers.
  • Upgraded borrow rebates with banks and broker dealers.

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31. Market Makers

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Here's how Market Makers is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Executed stock and option trades for market makers on internal and external trading systems.
  • Assisted two senior market makers on behalf of institutional and retail clients.
  • Served as floor trader for major market makers.
  • Worked with over-the-counter market makers in executing equity trades.
  • Managed stock execution via NYSE automated system, NASDAQ automated system (INSTINET), and live NASDAQ market makers.
  • Utilized a variety of ECN platforms and worked with in-house traders / market makers on all U.S. equity exchanges.

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32. Stock Brokers

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Here's how Stock Brokers is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Communicated with stock brokers and completed buy and sell orders.
  • Communicated with stock brokers via telephone and email.

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33. Individual Stocks

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Here's how Individual Stocks is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed individual stocks and options from a fundamental and technical perspective for short, medium and long-term trade or investment potential.

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34. Manage Risk

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Here's how Manage Risk is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed and implemented various hedging strategies, to manage risk, using listed options.
  • Demonstrated an ability to manage risk at a high level.
  • Used spreads to manage risk.
  • Learned to methodically assess and manage risk through disciplined research and application of basic principles.

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35. Minimize Risk

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Here's how Minimize Risk is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Managed a small portfolio of growth stocks, developing a trading pattern to minimize risk.
  • learned to demonstrate asset allocation in my portfolio to grow my profits and minimize risk.

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36. Yahoo

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Here's how Yahoo is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Handled various stocks such as Yahoo, Nokia, Voice stream, Clorox, Goldman Sacs, Home Depot.
  • Utilized Yahoo stock screen application to track stocks.

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37. Current Order Flow

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Here's how Current Order Flow is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Executed trades based on a variety of factors including current order flow and trading programs to help gauge trading continuation.
  • Executed trades based on current order flow and trading programs to gauge trading continuation
  • Executed trades based on current order flow and trading programs to enforce best trade practices (i.e.
  • Executed trades on both the short and long side based on current order flow and trading programs to gauge trading continuation.

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38. Institutional Investors

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Here's how Institutional Investors is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Placed Stock and Bond Trades for Institutional Investors, Pension Funds, and High Net Worth Clients.

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39. Capital Markets

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Here's how Capital Markets is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Prepared quantitative and qualitative analysis on individual investments, overall portfolio, relative valuation, and capital markets.
  • Monitored and initiated fund positions working extensively with sell side capital markets in particular trading and research.
  • Performed financial modeling for capital markets bankers including credit and volatility analysis.
  • Selected as one of ten traders out of more than one hundred after takeover of NDB Capital Markets.
  • Utilized relationships developed in the capital markets and skills in research to ensure best-execution for the client.
  • Gained knowledge in the Capital Markets and Fundamental Analysis trading for this $7bln Mutual Fund.

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40. Rapid Decision-Making

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Here's how Rapid Decision-Making is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Engaged in rapid decision-making during daily regular trading hours to maximize profits while reduce risk.

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41. Interest Rates

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Here's how Interest Rates is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Specified quantities and trading strategies and set pricing based on volatility, liquidity, dividend yields and interest rates.
  • Traded European and U.S Interest Rates.

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42. Portfolio

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Here's how Portfolio is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Reconciled daily trading activity to ensure client portfolio integrity.
  • Managed a personal portfolio and responsible for executing profitable trades and balancing risk reward in a volatile market.
  • Achieved 100% + portfolio gains within a four week period.
  • Managed stock portfolio and various real estate properties.
  • Traded stocks and options for my own portfolio.
  • Assisted recalls department in regards to settlement of client portfolio transactions
  • Monitored online the current market values of all stocks * Turned around the investment process and significantly improved returns on portfolio.
  • Specialized in stocks and bonds Stock portfolio valued at $9,000,000 Traded with Whitehall Wellington
  • Analyzed the financial performance of Banco Canarias portfolio.

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43. Market Information

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Here's how Market Information is used in Stock Trader jobs:
  • Corresponded with trading desks to disseminate market information and manage risk.
  • Provided accurate and timely market information to institutional clients to facilitate trading and increase order flow.
  • Utilized great communication skills in disseminating market information and prices to different clients and businesses.
  • 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.
  • Worked directly with analysts and coverage traders to distribute relevant market information.

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20 Most Common Skill For A Stock Trader

Stock Market25.5%
Financial Statements11.8%
Technical Analysis5.1%
Market Research5%
Equity4.4%
Fundamental Analysis3.9%
Futures3.5%
Nasd3.2%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Stock Trader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Stock Market
Stock Market
25.5%
25.5%
2
2
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
11.8%
11.8%
3
3
Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
5.1%
5.1%
4
4
Market Research
Market Research
5%
5%
5
5
Equity
Equity
4.4%
4.4%
6
6
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
3.9%
3.9%
7
7
Futures
Futures
3.5%
3.5%
8
8
Nasd
Nasd
3.2%
3.2%
9
9
Stock Exchange
Stock Exchange
3.2%
3.2%
10
10
Nyse
Nyse
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Income
Income
2.5%
2.5%
12
12
High NET
High NET
2.1%
2.1%
13
13
ETF
ETF
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
Independent Stock
Independent Stock
1.7%
1.7%
15
15
Hedge Funds
Hedge Funds
1.6%
1.6%
16
16
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
Stock Options
Stock Options
1.4%
1.4%
18
18
Market Conditions
Market Conditions
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Investment Strategies
Investment Strategies
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Financial Instruments
Financial Instruments
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Financial Markets
Financial Markets
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Forex
Forex
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Macd
Macd
1%
1%
24
24
DOW
DOW
1%
1%
25
25
Technical Indicators
Technical Indicators
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
RSI
RSI
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Market News
Market News
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Economic Data
Economic Data
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Asset Management
Asset Management
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Broker Dealers
Broker Dealers
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Market Makers
Market Makers
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Stock Brokers
Stock Brokers
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Individual Stocks
Individual Stocks
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Manage Risk
Manage Risk
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Minimize Risk
Minimize Risk
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Yahoo
Yahoo
0.5%
0.5%
37
37
Current Order Flow
Current Order Flow
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
Institutional Investors
Institutional Investors
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Capital Markets
Capital Markets
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Rapid Decision-Making
Rapid Decision-Making
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Interest Rates
Interest Rates
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Portfolio
Portfolio
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Market Information
Market Information
0.5%
0.5%

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