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Working As A Trade Analyst

  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Processing Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $77,617

    Average Salary

What Does A Trade Analyst Do

Financial analysts provide guidance to businesses and individuals making investment decisions. They assess the performance of stocks, bonds, and other types of investments.

Duties

Financial analysts typically do the following:

  • Recommend individual investments and collections of investments, which are known as portfolios
  • Evaluate current and historical financial data
  • Study economic and business trends
  • Examine a company’s financial statements to determine its value
  • Meet with company officials to gain better insight into the company’s prospects
  • Assess the strength of the management team
  • Prepare written reports

Financial analysts evaluate investment opportunities. They work in banks, pension funds, mutual funds, securities firms, insurance companies, and other businesses. Financial analysts are also called securities analysts and investment analysts.

Financial analysts can be divided into two categories: buy-side analysts and sell-side analysts.

  • Buy-side analysts develop investment strategies for companies that have a lot of money to invest. These companies, called institutional investors, include mutual funds, hedge funds, insurance companies, independent money managers, and nonprofit organizations with large endowments, such as some universities.
  • Sell-side analysts advise financial services sales agents who sell stocks, bonds, and other investments.

Some analysts work for the business media or other research houses, which are independent from the buy and sell side.

Financial analysts generally focus on trends affecting a specific industry, geographical region, or type of product. For example, an analyst may focus on a subject area such as the energy industry, a world region such as Eastern Europe, or the foreign exchange market. They must understand how new regulations, policies, and political and economic trends may affect investments.

Investing is becoming more global, and some financial analysts specialize in a particular country or region. Companies want those financial analysts to understand the language, culture, business environment, and political conditions in the country or region that they cover.

The following are examples of types of financial analysts:

Portfolio managers select the mix of products, industries, and regions for their company’s investment portfolio. These managers are responsible for the overall performance of the portfolio. They are also expected to explain investment decisions and strategies in meetings with stakeholders.

Fund managers work exclusively with hedge funds or mutual funds. Both fund and portfolio managers frequently make buy or sell decisions in reaction to quickly changing market conditions.

Ratings analysts evaluate the ability of companies or governments to pay their debts, including bonds. On the basis of their evaluation, a management team rates the risk of a company or government not being able to repay its bonds.

Risk analysts evaluate the risk in investment decisions and determine how to manage unpredictability and limit potential losses. This job is carried out by making investment decisions such as selecting dissimilar stocks or having a combination of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds in a portfolio.

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How To Become A Trade Analyst

Financial analysts typically must have a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree is often required for advanced positions.

Education

Most positions require a bachelor’s degree. A number of fields of study provide appropriate preparation, including accounting, economics, finance, statistics, and mathematics. For advanced positions, employers often require a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or a master’s degree in finance. Knowledge of options pricing, bond valuation, and risk management are important.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the main licensing organization for the securities industry. It requires licenses for many financial analyst positions. Most of the licenses require sponsorship by an employer, so companies do not expect individuals to have these licenses before starting a job.

Certification is often recommended by employers and can improve the chances for advancement. An example is the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification from the CFA Institute. Financial analysts can become CFA certified if they have a bachelor’s degree, 4 years of qualified work experience, and pass three exams. Financial analysts can also become certified in their field of specialty.

Advancement

Financial analysts typically start by specializing in a specific investment field. As they gain experience, they can become portfolio managers, who select the mix of investments for a company’s portfolio. They can also become fund managers, who manage large investment portfolios for individual investors. A master’s degree in finance or business administration can improve an analyst’s chances of advancing to one of these positions.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Financial analysts must process a range of information in finding profitable investments.

Communication skills. Financial analysts must explain their recommendations to clients in clear language that clients can easily understand.

Computer skills. Financial analysts must be adept at using software packages to analyze financial data, see trends, create portfolios, and make forecasts.

Decisionmaking skills. Financial analysts must provide a recommendation to buy, hold, or sell a security.

Detail oriented. Financial analysts must pay attention to details when reviewing possible investments, as small issues may have large implications for the health of an investment.

Math skills. Financial analysts use mathematical skills when estimating the value of financial securities. 

To be successful, financial analysts must be motivated to seek out obscure information that may be important to the investment. Many work independently and must have self-confidence in their judgment.

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Trade Analyst Career Paths

Trade Analyst
Pricing Analyst Accounting Manager Assistant Controller
Assistant Corporate Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Investment Analyst Finance Analyst Assistant Controller
Assistant Treasurer
5 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Operations Manager Finance Manager
Business Manager-Finance Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Portfolio Manager Business Development Manager Supply Chain Manager
Business Process Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Portfolio Manager Underwriter Risk Manager
Chief Risk Officer
10 Yearsyrs
Trader Finance Advisor Assistant Vice President
Controller, Vice President
11 Yearsyrs
Senior Analyst Senior Finance Analyst Controller
Controller/Finance Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Pricing Analyst Senior Analyst Risk Manager
Credit Risk Management Director
10 Yearsyrs
Compliance Analyst Senior Accountant Assistant Controller
Divisional Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Finance Leader
8 Yearsyrs
Investment Analyst Co-Founder Trader
Fixed Income Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President Program Manager Portfolio Manager
Investments Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager, Finance Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Vice President Finance Consultant Senior Finance Analyst
Manager-Finance Systems
8 Yearsyrs
Operations Analyst Finance Analyst Pricing Analyst
Pricing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Cost Accounting Manager Accounting Manager
Reporting Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Trader Portfolio Manager
Senior Portfolio Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Finance Analyst Assistant Vice President
Vice President And Portfolio Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Business Analyst Assistant Vice President Vice President And Manager
Vice President Operation Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Compliance Analyst Senior Analyst Research Director
Vice President Research
9 Yearsyrs
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Trade Analyst Demographics

Gender

Male

59.8%

Female

36.1%

Unknown

4.1%
Ethnicity

White

53.2%

Hispanic or Latino

16.7%

Asian

15.5%

Black or African American

10.5%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

29.4%

Mandarin

12.5%

French

11.3%

Chinese

9.4%

Portuguese

6.9%

Japanese

5.6%

Italian

4.4%

German

3.8%

Hindi

2.5%

Korean

2.5%

Russian

2.5%

Cantonese

2.5%

Bulgarian

1.3%

Vietnamese

1.3%

Hebrew

1.3%

Telugu

0.6%

Turkish

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%

Dutch

0.6%

Tigrinya

0.6%
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Trade Analyst Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

8.4%

Villanova University

7.7%

New York University

7.0%

Columbia University

6.3%

Wayne State University

5.6%

Syracuse University

4.9%

Fordham University

4.9%

Cornell University

4.9%

DePaul University

4.9%

University of Houston

4.9%

University of Chicago

4.9%

Michigan State University

4.2%

Temple University

4.2%

Montclair State University

4.2%

Duke University

4.2%

Drexel University

4.2%

American University

4.2%

George Washington University

3.5%

Pace University - New York

3.5%

University of California - Los Angeles

3.5%
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Majors

Business

30.5%

Finance

25.9%

Economics

7.7%

Accounting

7.7%

Management

3.9%

International Business

3.6%

Marketing

3.6%

Political Science

2.4%

Supply Chain Management

1.9%

Mathematics

1.7%

Law

1.7%

International Relations

1.7%

Computer Science

1.1%

Criminal Justice

1.1%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

0.9%

Business Economics

0.9%

History

0.9%

Management Information Systems

0.8%

English

0.8%

Project Management

0.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

50.0%

Masters

33.8%

Other

8.9%

Associate

2.5%

Certificate

2.2%

Doctorate

2.2%

Diploma

0.2%

License

0.1%
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Real Trade Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Quantitative Trading Analyst Viking Global Investors LP New York, NY Aug 31, 2016 $275,000
Quantitative Trading Analyst Viking Global Investors LP Greenwich, CT Aug 24, 2014 $175,000
Trade Capture Analyst (Volcker Program) Barclays Capital Inc. New York, NY Mar 02, 2015 $165,000
Trading Analyst Odeon Capital Group LLC New York, NY Jan 13, 2016 $155,000
Quantitative Trading Analyst Bex, LLC Chicago, IL Dec 20, 2015 $150,000
Volatility Trading Analyst Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) LP New York, NY Dec 01, 2013 $142,438 -
$242,438
Algorithmic Trading Analyst Vatic Operations Ny LLC New York, NY Nov 23, 2015 $140,000
Algorithmic Trading Analyst Vatic Operations LLC New York, NY Oct 28, 2015 $140,000
Trading Analyst Freepoint Commodities LLC Stamford, CT Sep 30, 2014 $131,000
Electonic Trade Analyst Bunge Global Markets, Inc. Chicago, IL Mar 31, 2016 $126,670
Trading Analyst Societe Generale New York, NY Jan 02, 2016 $125,000
International Trade Analyst Yankee Clipper Distribution of Brunswick, Inc. North Brunswick, NJ Oct 02, 2013 $122,650
Senior Fixed Income Trading Analyst Franklin Templeton Investments San Mateo, CA Oct 16, 2014 $86,341 -
$100,000
Trade Desk Analyst Bloomberg, LP New York, NY Aug 15, 2014 $86,000
International Trade Analyst Hansair Logistics, Inc. Lake Forest, CA Apr 02, 2014 $85,000
Sales & Trading Analyst Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Aug 28, 2016 $85,000
Trading Services Analyst Y-Axis, Inc. New York, NY Jun 24, 2016 $85,000
Quantitative Trading Analyst Cutler Group LP San Francisco, CA Sep 01, 2015 $85,000
Sales & Trading Analyst Citigroup Global Markets Inc. New York, NY Sep 01, 2015 $85,000
Analyst, Trading Strategy Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Feb 16, 2016 $85,000 -
$105,000
Quantitative Trading Analyst Lee Johnson Capital Management, LLC Fort Worth, TX Jan 10, 2016 $69,000
Trading Analyst Quasar Trading, LLC New York, NY Sep 02, 2015 $67,200
Quantitative Trading Analyst Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC Chicago, IL Aug 30, 2014 $67,142
Trade Analyst Christian DIOR Perfumes LLC Miami, FL Oct 01, 2014 $67,000 -
$80,000
Gas Trading Analyst Baltimore Gas and Electric Company Baltimore, MD Mar 22, 2013 $66,186
Officer; MO Trade Cntrl Analyst Mkts Bank of America N.A. New York, NY Dec 10, 2016 $65,749 -
$85,000
Trade Settlement Analyst Van Eck Associates Corporation New York, NY Feb 15, 2016 $65,700

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  1. Compliance
  2. Financial Advisors
  3. International Trade Data
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  • Documented basis of classification of post-entry parts for compliance and future reference.
  • Provided operational and technical support to financial advisors and staff via incoming inquiries.
  • Collected, analyzed, edited and reported international trade data for the textile industry.
  • Work closely with senior management on the validation and enhancement of existing equity surveillance reports.
  • Modeled hedged option portfolio dynamics for a market maker under varying volatility conditions and presumed real-time assumptions.

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