Top Trader Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Trader. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Trader resumes they appeared on. For example, 9.2% of Trader resumes contained Equity as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Trader actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

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

1. Equity

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Here's how Equity is used in Trader jobs:
  • Trade financial sector stocks according to fund mandate including maintaining fully invested portfolio and alpha generation via equity and index options.
  • Assisted equity options specialists with pricing input on different products during probationary trading period prior to receiving full exchange membership.
  • Championed initiation of equity algorithm fund from acquisition of capital investors and identification of programmers to realization of sustained profitability.
  • Performed fundamental and technical analysis of Equity and Bond Markets Recommended trading strategies and concepts to Platinum Trading Partners.
  • Analyze domestic and global economic trends to formulate innovative, forward looking investment ideas across equity and commodity markets.
  • Executed foreign exchange needs for Global Equity department and advised equity portfolio managers of hedging strategies as requested.
  • Managed others to engineer historical price data simulation software that back tests and executes quantified equity trading strategies.
  • Collaborated with equity partners to formulate profitable trading strategies and executed trades for Treasury Options group.
  • Monitored and ensured equity portfolio was within investment parameters in order to mitigate downside risk.
  • Generated and executed high frequency equity trades for a statistical arbitrage mean reversion strategy.
  • Perform critical supply and demand research and analysis of commodity and global equity markets.
  • Performed purchase and sales of equity stocks through various company mergers and regulatory-mandated restructuring.
  • Manage technological infrastructure for event driven and relative value strategies in equity derivatives.
  • Executed equity and option trades, including delta-hedging volatility and convertible bond positions.
  • Utilized TradeStation's proprietary language to interpret and analyze equity trends.
  • Optimized strategy parameters and collected/utilized research information relevant to equity trading.
  • Developed and executed equity trading strategies with dynamic risk-reward parameters.
  • Developed, implemented and executed equity and commodity arbitrage strategies.
  • Established strong professional relationships with global equity producers and traders.
  • Have additional experience in both algorithmic and manual equity execution

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2. Foreign Currency

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Here's how Foreign Currency is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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
  • Monitored foreign currency balances and adjusted excess or deficiency as needed to reduce interest expenses and increase income from credit balances.
  • Developed model used to price foreign currency denominated swaps, enabling the firm to quote prices in 1/3 of the time.
  • Handled the confirmation process for all equity, fixed income, and foreign currency transactions executed on the Evergreen trading desk.
  • Traded foreign currency and U.S. Treasury Bond futures contracts for my own account on and off the trading floor.
  • Traded foreign currency and commodity futures and options using delta neutral hedging techniques.
  • Administered daily cash transactions to satisfy the company's foreign currency needs.
  • Managed foreign currency risk for the funds FX hedge portfolio.
  • Originated and executed foreign currency options transactions with domestic/international corporations, fund managers and financial institutions.
  • Traded foreign currency volatility positions in the interbank market.
  • Managed and invested balances in the bank's foreign currency accounts through short term currency deposits and forward foreign exchange contracts.
  • Managed the Corporation's portfolio of foreign currency exposures in the interbank currency markets.
  • market trends and offered foreign currency cash and forward contracts.
  • Trained in foreign currency operations Opened and managed a satellite office Developed new revenue streams for foreign currency trading !
  • Traded foreign currency options (jy, bp, ec, sf, dx, cd, etc.)

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3. Financial Markets

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Here's how Financial Markets is used in Trader jobs:
  • Performed research and monitored financial markets.
  • Self-Employed Day trader: My job was to monitor the financial markets and make quick trading decisions based on my findings.
  • Analyze Risk and Managing Risk, Understanding of Financial Markets, Supply and Demand skill development, Manage 30k buying power
  • Served as a mentor for many of the Journal's reporters as to the workings of the financial markets.
  • Buy and sell products on the financial markets, such as securities, futures, options and commodities.
  • Develop top-down perspectives on financial markets, and implement disciplined investment trading strategies in equities and futures contracts.
  • Acquired a keen insight in Keynesian economics, and how its practices can affect the stock/financial markets.
  • Established new business to research and identify trading strategies that could be automated in the financial markets.
  • Provide analysis on financial markets to improve clients' decision making and meet their investment objectives.
  • Liaised with legal department to ensure compliance with constantly evolving rules and regulations of financial markets.
  • Programmed technical indicators and models and analyzed event or news driven movements in the financial markets.
  • Counseled Quantum Funds and Commodity Corporation on the Far East Financial markets and FX.
  • Recognized crucial differences between financial markets in theory and their behavior in practice.
  • Monitor financial news and quantify effect of world events on financial markets.
  • Identified, executed, and confirmed trades in various financial markets.
  • Advised clients on overnight adjustments in the financial markets.
  • Thrived on the fast-paced culture of the Financial Markets.
  • Plan the development of trading/investing system for the financial markets using analytical and statistical data with an effective money management strategy.
  • Provide interest rates market commentary to several well-respected media sources in the financial markets industry.
  • Trade the financial markets, including options, futures and stocks Build relationships with others to ensure quality and trusting partnerships.

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4. Trade Execution

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Here's how Trade Execution is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Trade execution for Japanese small- and mid-cap portfolios directed by outside portfolio managers.
  • Provided technical market analysis, expert trade execution and post trade evaluation.
  • Saved cost on trade execution by utilizing algorithmic strategies.
  • Implement all primary/secondary trade execution strategies within assigned sectors.
  • Calculated account allocations for trade execution.
  • Monitored movements of securities, markets and trading patterns of equities to ensure proper trade execution and to minimize market impact.
  • Achieved optimal trade executions by utilizing order flow to the most appropriate trade routes via ECN and/or assigned NYSE floor broker.
  • Trade execution and bank's core capital Investment (over $500 Million) Group leader for bond trading operation
  • Discovered through practice what do and don't work in assessing market direction and successful trade execution and completion.
  • Reported to manager team mate's trade's tallies and trade execution reports at the end of shift.
  • Maintained trade status sheets and improved trade executions by keeping in constant contact with the lead closer.
  • Communicated with all internal and external traders, specialists, clerks and assistants to facilitate trade execution.
  • Assisted corporate bond, high yield bond, and mortgage-backed/ABS traders with trade execution and asset allocation.
  • Manage and coordinate all business functions including legal, accounting, operations, and trade execution.
  • Enhanced trade executions through self-assessment of market liquidity and the use of various ECN trading platforms.
  • Performed all operational functions to support and assist trading desk with trade execution and processing,.
  • Forecast LNG impact to U.S. and European gas market with trade execution & cross-desk collaboration.
  • Spot FX Trade execution, trade verification and price quotes for clients over the phone.

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5. Income Products

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Here's how Income Products is used in Trader jobs:
  • Executed trading strategies in various fixed-income products including U.S. Treasury cash bonds and futures and Eurodollars
  • Managed client investments in fixed-income products such as money market funds and the company's own promissory notes.
  • Traded stocks, options, fixed income products, and mutual funds on behalf of clients.
  • Self-employed trader of various commodities, options, equities and fixed income products.
  • Research equities, mutual funds, fixed income products as requested by clients.
  • Traded equities, options, mutual funds, some fixed income products.
  • Generated $1.1mm trading profits in 2005 spreading US fixed income products.
  • Fixed Income Products as the Deposits.
  • Managed trading relationships with major counterparties in the US for fixed income products in domestic and emerging markets.
  • Traded futures on Globex electronic platform with a focus on the Energy and Fixed Income products.

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6. P/L

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Here's how P/L is used in Trader jobs:
  • Assisted in the analysis of the Eurodollar term structure, tracked traders' positions, and tabulated P/L.
  • Prepared all OTC Options reports: P/L, trader limits and margin reporting on a daily basis.
  • Reconciled trade blotters and produced P/L statement for firm on daily basis.
  • Promoted to team leader averaging P/L of 3 million per year.
  • Maintain positions using a stop/loss risk management strategy and profit targets.
  • Develop effective risk management system to control P/L.
  • Analyzed trades to improve P/L and lower costs.
  • Maintained daily P/L spreadsheets with performance.
  • Calculated European forward points into U.S. dollar terms to facilitate market accuracy Placed stop/limit orders to capture profits and limit losses.
  • Experienced in optimizing profit on repo positions and matched book P/L.

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7. Technical Analysis

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Here's how Technical Analysis is used in Trader jobs:
  • Study historical volatility/technical analysis to validate entry/exit points for long/short-duration positions.
  • Executed an arbitrage strategy utilizing technical analysis of 200 day and 50 day moving averages to identify strategic trading opportunities.
  • Performed comprehensive fundamental and technical analysis of international currency and debt markets and traded the Bank's proprietary account accordingly.
  • Generated trading profits through speculative product spread strategies, market call based on fundamental/technical analysis, and storage play opportunities.
  • Developed complex trading strategies using fundamental and technical analysis while incorporating extensive knowledge of event trading and real-time news.
  • Used volatility technical analysis to search for advantageous opportunities in an options term structure and historical volatility.
  • Maintained personal account and executed according to individual market metrics, fundamental reports and in-depth technical analysis.
  • Maintained and managed all data collection and technical studies as well as proprietary technical analysis program.
  • Combined macroeconomic research and technical analysis to identify and execute short and long term trade ideas.
  • Implemented risk parameters using concrete technical analysis, historical volatility data, and macro-environment analysis.
  • Selected and executed stock trades utilizing an approach based on charting techniques and technical analysis.
  • Identify and execute trading opportunities using a combination of real time and technical analysis.
  • Utilized both fundamental economic theories and technical analysis methods to determine optimal trading strategies.
  • Summarize trading patterns in different market environment using both fundamental and technical analysis.
  • Developed a good understanding of technical analysis and its implementation into trading strategies.
  • Generate opportunistic trading ideas by utilizing a unique confluence of technical analysis.
  • Performed technical analysis and researched daily economic reports to identify portfolio targets.
  • Mentored summer interns in technical analysis/chart recognition and a simulated Portfolio Challenge.
  • Performed technical analysis along with fundamental economical data to predict price direction.
  • Evaluate positions predicated on fundamental and technical analysis to implement trading strategies.

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8. Manage Risk

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Here's how Manage Risk is used in Trader jobs:
  • Be able to make the right decision and manage risk under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Research public companies, execute trades, analyze financial statements and technical charts, manage risk
  • Analyzed and implemented various hedging strategies, to manage risk, using listed options.
  • Collaborate with other traders to develop ideas and manage risk.
  • Demonstrated an ability to manage risk at a high level.
  • Used spreads to manage risk.
  • date During the last 6 years I have self-taught myself how to trade and manage risks trading currencies.

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9. Asset Classes

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Here's how Asset Classes is used in Trader jobs:
  • Managed reconciliation systems for fund positions for futures across all asset classes, cash equities, and foreign exchange.
  • Generated trade ideas across asset classes, including stocks, options, futures, bonds, and currencies.
  • Developed and deployed multiple high frequency trading algorithms across multiple asset classes.
  • Generate long and short investment ideas and themes in multiple asset classes.
  • Explore asset classes and develop algorithms to automate successful strategies.
  • Helped define risk parameters; holding periods; specific catalysts incorporating correlation analysis across multiple asset classes; and hedging strategies.
  • Executed trades in different asset classes on behalf of clients (e.g.
  • Managed order generation and execution for model rebalancing on daily, weekly, and monthly frequency across multiple asset classes.

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10. Market Research

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Here's how Market Research is used in Trader jobs:
  • Performed comprehensive daily market research to maintain familiarity with current industry trends and technologies.
  • Developed market research of aluminum transactions by traveling to every state in Brazil.
  • Performed comprehensive market research on products and businesses.
  • Analyzed and reported market research to senior management.
  • Conducted global macro-economic market research, and performed statistical analyses in MATLAB to create trading bias.
  • Utilized market research, business and media to continually build the trading business.
  • Provided market research to brokerage firms, money managers, and market traders.
  • Conducted daily market research and analysis to determine entry and exit points.
  • Conducted coffee market research and negotiated with clients.
  • Performed market research in the securities field.
  • Participated in a two month training program to learn trading strategies, risk management, and effective market research.
  • Market research Manage foreign bank accounts.
  • Acquired a high level of expertise in market research and timing by associating myself with high volume traders in their chatroom.

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11. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Trader jobs:
  • Provided telephone, online and face-to-face customer service/support with 400+ small businesses, government agencies, banking and educational facilities.
  • Provided customer service to clients in trade and account reconciliation, including trouble-shooting unsettled trades and resolving corporate reorganization issues.
  • Managed all facets of business operation, including inventory management, bookkeeping, advertising and customer service.
  • Exemplified the exceptional customer service for which Fidelity Investments is nationally renowned for in all client interactions.
  • Licensed trader and customer service specialist in regional center; Received extensive training and coaching
  • Maintain relationships and provided customer service to other broker/dealers to maintain quality executions.
  • Retained the company's assets and business reputation by practicing exceptional customer service.
  • Provide efficient customer service exceeding firm metrics resulting in multiple awards.
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers in call center environment.
  • Delivered exceptional customer service and fostered solid customer relationships.
  • Exceeded customer expectations by providing excellent customer service.
  • Gained useful knowledge in negotiations and customer service
  • Provide excellent customer service to sophisticated clientele.
  • Provided exceptional customer service while working with brokers, custodians, outside traders, analysts, and portfolio managers.
  • Involved in all customer service areas, sales, returns, repairs in a high value leather goods store.
  • Earned 24 awards for providing excellent customer service for retail, full service, and high net worth clients.
  • Consulted with sales representatives regarding portfolio evaluations, estate values, and other customer services needs as required.
  • Traded high volumes of equities, and created fiercely loyal relationships by providing in-person and unparalleled customer service.
  • Used ACT client management software to report the daily customer service and sales activity at each dealership.
  • Established a strong customer contact base with excellent customer service, and received thousands of referrals.

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12. Market Conditions

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Here's how Market Conditions is used in Trader jobs:
  • Analyzed macroeconomic market conditions, utilizing fundamental and technical research, to execute appropriate risk-weighted trades in the Treasury bond market.
  • Engaged in insightful conversations with clients regarding economic market conditions and strategies for trading within different markets and products.
  • Evaluate financial risks of current market conditions and base trading process decisions on comprehensive financial data assessment.
  • Monitor Day-ahead electric positions as it relates to current market conditions to maximize financial and operational opportunities.
  • Established market positioning by utilizing innovative trading strategies to buy/sell stock options based on current market conditions.
  • Provided complete and current information regarding domestic/international market conditions, trends, prices and forecasting to dealers.
  • Answered question, relayed market conditions and effectively communicated with account and relationship managers.
  • Evaluate market conditions in order to identify and capitalize on investment prospects.
  • Limited market risk effectively by managing inventory turns to match market conditions.
  • Developed and executed various types of trading strategies according to market conditions.
  • Executed foreign exchange and fixed income under varying liquidity and market conditions.
  • Adapted trading style and business development efforts as market conditions warranted.
  • Optimized transportation assets, arbitraging market conditions to increase profits.
  • Manage open orders and existing positions according to market conditions.
  • Designed automation logic to adapt parameters to market conditions.
  • Analyzed market conditions using Technical and Fundamental Analysis.
  • Analyzed individual deals and monitored market conditions.
  • Prepared and presented quarterly updates to the Investment Advisory Board on investment policy and procedures, market conditions and fund performance.
  • Provided assistance in managing cash positions for the senior term trader helping explain term market moves dictated by cash market conditions.
  • Provided Market color and flow trends to clients so that clients were able to make proper decisions in trying market conditions.

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13. Hedge Funds

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Here's how Hedge Funds is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Developed enhanced clearing solutions for CTA's, Hedge Funds and our outsourced FCM.
  • Executed program trades for Hedge Funds, Pension Funds and Mutual Fund clients.
  • Created a funding strategy for the newly launched Canadian fixed income hedge funds.
  • Developed strong relationships and profitable business with hedge funds and real-money clients.
  • Serviced merger arb hedge funds, identifying executable spreads, monitoring spreads and executing orders within parameters.
  • Executed trades for three long/short hedge funds focused on healthcare and growth stocks.

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14. Bloomberg

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Here's how Bloomberg is used in 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.
  • Tasked with proposing trade ideas to diversify investor portfolios by researching key stock data on research platforms such as Bloomberg.
  • Utilized proprietary Factor Analysis models and Bloomberg PORT functions to determine what was driving the performance of the portfolio.
  • Utilized Bloomberg Financial Services to generate yield tables and establish spread (mortgage-backed securities to current issue treasuries).
  • Performed research daily focused on US government debt, derivatives, and spread trading using Bloomberg and CQG.
  • Compiled and analyzed daily news and sector specific research reports from sources such as Bloomberg and Reuters.
  • Trade desk execution on company-wide book of 1.2 billion in assets under management using Bloomberg Professional Service.
  • Reviewed daily financial publications; such as, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters.
  • Monitor internet, CNBC and Bloomberg to remain up-to minute with market news.
  • Research Internet based information sources including Bloomberg, Reuters and Dow Jones.
  • Attend industry conferences hosted by institutions such as Bloomberg, FXCM etc.
  • Prepare trade tickets and execute daily employer stock trades over Bloomberg terminal.
  • Designed a real-time risk monitoring system to interface with Bloomberg data.
  • Supported Bloomberg for new and existing traders and trader support personnel.
  • Opened desk and set the trading tool technology & Bloomberg systems.
  • Researched trade ideas using Bloomberg and other primary data sources.
  • Utilized Bloomberg's TOMS platform to enter client trades.
  • Confirmed trades via Bloomberg, voice and email.
  • Priced bonds throughout day utilizing Bloomberg terminal.

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15. Interest Rates

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Here's how Interest Rates is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Traded European interest rates and German bonds to capitalize on volatility during the European financial crisis.
  • Traded interest rates and currencies, creating exposures through Non-deliverable forwards/options.
  • Specified quantities and trading strategies and set pricing based on volatility, liquidity, dividend yields and interest rates.

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16. ETF

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Here's how ETF is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Worked closely with Portfolio Managers and ETF providers to invent, develop, and launch new products.
  • Managed and traded stocks/options/ETF's utilizing advanced proprietary trading software in both long and short positions.
  • Designed and traded a front end system that facilitated arbitrage between ETF's and equity baskets.
  • Executed trading strategies using equities, equity and fixed income ETF's, and options.
  • Traded international equities, emerging market ADR s, ETF s, and commodity futures.
  • Managed and improved algorithmic ETF arbitrage/market making strategies in US and foreign markets.
  • Program trading- Hedged ETF positions by executing basket trades in the underlying index.
  • Trade US Equity, ETF and Equity Option on daily basics.
  • Researched signals and trading logic for US single-stock and ETF market-making.
  • Execute equity, mutual fund and ETF trades for HNW clients.
  • Traded Equities, Derivatives & ETF via Technical & Fundamental Analysis
  • Traded in the QQQ (PowerShares ETF) options successfully on the floors of both the AMEX and PHLX.
  • Traded stock index futures, options, ETF's, FX, and equities.
  • Trade equities and ETF's.
  • Developed a new framework for trading ETFs with optimized hedging portfolios
  • Program trade multimillion dollar ETF such as sectors in precious metal, consumer products, utilities, finance, and transportation.

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17. Nasdaq

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Here's how Nasdaq is used in Trader jobs:
  • Executed all NASDAQ and listed orders that came from the retail brokerage department and the firm's hedge fund.
  • Charged with making markets in four NASDAQ 100 stocks trading over 1 million shares daily.
  • Helped head trader make a market in 16 NASDAQ securities to facilitate a large institution.
  • Traded high volume NASDAQ National Market(NNM) equity securities for personal account
  • Offset risk by collaborating with traders in the NASDAQ pits.
  • Traded NASDAQ, listed and foreign for four Investment Executives.
  • Traded technology and financial stocks for NASDAQ trading desk.
  • Executed trades with other NASDAQ dealers.
  • Market maker of NASDAQ stocks.
  • Tracked NASDAQ P&L by stock, trader, sector; daily, monthly & yearly rankings.
  • Top NASDAQ ranking in multiple research stocks, top 5 in 10 stocks.
  • Traded Dow, NASDAQ and S&P stocks.
  • Started as a secretary and quickly worked my way up to working on the Nasdaq trading desk.
  • Supported head trader and staff of 90 brokers with executions of buy-sell orders via NASDAQ Level 3.
  • Facilitate NASDAQ orders via brass terminal from all UBS / Paine Webber branch offices.
  • Learned specific computer systems for Trading stocks such as NASDAQ, INSTINET, AUTEX.
  • Traded own account on NASDAQ stocks * Went long and short on stocks
  • Use the trading platform Takion to complete trading stocks in NASDAQ.
  • Clerk upon termination of NASDaq desk during time of firm-wide down-sizing.
  • Traded Nasdaq stocks Intra-Day as part of a Trading group.

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18. OTC

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Here's how OTC is used in Trader jobs:
  • Marketed physical ethanol through customer relationships and OTC broker markets.
  • Defined and implemented Susquehanna's OTC basket trading capabilities.
  • Trade $10 million daily in US listed Equities and Futures for long/short strategies as well as OTC Convertible Bonds.
  • Executed block trades in listed securities, OTC securities and options on behalf of Introducing Firms and portfolio managers.
  • Licensed trader of OTC stocks using firm capital and compensated on a partnership basis off P&L.
  • Executed all trades via electronic and OTC trading, moving large open interest positions without moving the market.
  • Developed automated trading tools for previously in place energy and grain trading strategies across futures and OTC markets.
  • Hedged all OTC trades made by senior partner alleviating risk and capturing edge on a $13MM book.
  • Informed customers of trading opportunities from an inventory of available stocks, both listed and OTC issues.
  • Provided additional support to Principal and Sales Traders by tracking market movements for specific OTC traded stocks.
  • Work on ROARS - Robust OTC Agency Routing System - to route orders that need manual intervention.
  • Performed the pricing and execution of OTC swaps and options via inter-bank dealers and broker market.
  • Interfaced with Listed, OTC and Option desks in generating order flow from soft dollar firms.
  • Analyzed, traded and made markets in NASDAQ & OTCBB stocks and OTC convertible bonds.
  • Recruited to form part of the team that established the newly formed OTC trading desk.
  • Traded OTC stocks for a book of accounts and made commissions based on those trades.
  • Executed market making for OTC futures and calendar swaps via instant message or by phone.
  • Hired and trained two OTC traders to handle the increased activity on the desk.
  • Managed both OTC and Listed trading desks, supervising 7 junior traders.
  • Communicated with several OTC brokers as well as brokers in the pit.

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19. Euro

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Here's how Euro is used in Trader jobs:
  • Identified, developed and executed complex global government bond and derivative arbitrage trading opportunities in the nascent European debt markets.
  • Traded proprietary interest rate portfolio focused on cash US Treasuries and Eurodollar and treasury futures/options
  • Traded Eurodollar and Euro-currency securities for domestic and foreign institutional and retail accounts.
  • Monetized Europe/Singapore/US fuel oil and US natural gas/fuel oil switching opportunities.
  • Developed and implemented an interest rate hedging strategy using Eurodollar futures.
  • Traveled extensively throughout Europe generating new & maintaining existing business.
  • Fund focused primarily on European/U.S.
  • Initiated a Euro-commercial paper program to take advantage of global discrepancies in short term rates to achieve lower overall funding cost.
  • Traded for a difficult and demanding client base of large institutions and banks located in Europe, Canada and the Bahamas.
  • Directed and executed all foreign trading (inter-bank currencies and exchange-traded products on both Asian and European futures exchanges).
  • Traded Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Japanese Yen and Eurodollar futures and options contracts at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
  • Executed trades for firms individual PM's as well as model driven trades in all European and Asian derivative markets.
  • Assist Institutional traders with overnight (Asia & Europe) trade confirmations and conversions of foreign currencies values into Dollars.
  • Executed futures and options on all exchange-traded products on DTB, LIFFE, MATIF, LME and other European exchanges.
  • Served as a clerk for a trading group in the Eurodollar Option pit at the Chicago Board of Trade.
  • Communicate with owners of the firm and pit traders in order to execute proper Eurodollar futures and options transactions.
  • Provided backup coverage for three Brady and Global traders who oversaw the Latin American, Asian and European markets.
  • Created and sourced export blends to Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa while building an intricate supply base.
  • Traded overseas in Amsterdam, while helping to establish overseas trading operation, hiring both American and European employees.
  • Speculated FX Currency Futures and Euro Dollars Markets, and traded currency based on client needs and request.

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20. Forex

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Here's how Forex is used in Trader jobs:
  • Supported traders of Commodities, Futures & FOREX.
  • Traded Cross-Rate Currency Futures and FOREX cash markets.
  • Traded FOREX major currency pairs.
  • Managed an ongoing Forex cash flow forecast that enabled management decisions on financing options.
  • Researched macroeconomic factors affecting the Forex Market and correlating market trends.
  • Engaged in Jr. trader training program learned about FOREX, Future, Options Executed model-based non-discretionary FOREX trading three times a week
  • Retired from Crawford and Co to pursue a long time interest as a currency trader in the Forex market.
  • Lead trader in sole proprietorship personal book of trading in commodities, stocks, options and forex.
  • Trade firm capital of 1 million plus using equities, futures, forex, and options.
  • Traded stocks, futures, options and forex using various technical and fundamental strategies.
  • Provided market information regarding forex rates and money market rates to other Cuban banks.
  • Analyze currency related news to determine trends in the Forex currency market.
  • Traded currencies in the forex market for my personal account.
  • Identified current forex market trends and upgraded currency prices according.
  • Execute daily Forex transaction through the Central Bank of Venezuela.
  • Traded currency pairs for an own retail Forex account.
  • Developed a short term strategy in the Forex market.
  • Analyze and trade currencies in the spot Forex markets.
  • Traded forex on real accounts.
  • Traded currencies on the Forex.

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21. Client Relationships

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Here's how Client Relationships is used in Trader jobs:
  • Served as outside broker liaison for maintaining client relationships and arbitrate customer conflicts regarding market or service dissatisfaction.
  • Developed management tools to maintain strong client relationships.
  • Contributed to client relationships and corporate recruiting.
  • Reconciled trade settlements and clearance disputes, established new client relationships and developed existing clients often becoming top tier accounts.
  • Develop client relationships by updating clients with most recent coffee prices and providing quick responses to meet their needs.
  • Oversee electronic trading platform for EM FX desk and work with e-sales to manage client relationships.
  • Worked with sales team to build client relationships and market firm's research.
  • Develop and retain profitable accounts; build and maintain client relationships.

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22. Crude Oil

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Here's how Crude Oil is used in Trader jobs:
  • Market Maker/Pit Trader specializing in natural gas options/crude oil options.
  • Produced profits through calendar spread trading as one of the largest independent traders in the gold and crude oil futures market.
  • Developed a partnership with previous crude oil trader to apply combined experiences and knowledge of market trends and projections.
  • Recruited to aid Senior Trader working in sugar, cocoa, crude oil, and other commodity markets.
  • Improved on pricing and schedule models and maintained a monthly pricing schedule of all physical crude oil deals.
  • Developed and deployed trading strategies in a variety of crude oil products and derivatives utilizing firm capital.
  • Team member for a company-wide analysis of the Canadian crude oil market for Pine Bend refinery.
  • Purchased spot domestic crude oil supply resulting in $8+ million annually in refinery supply optimization.
  • Analyzed all physical crude oil deal components to ensure risk mitigation through communication with senior traders.
  • Traded Cash Market deals in Energy which included d2/ JP54 and Natural gas and crude oil.
  • Supervised and aided 5 local traders in the natural gas - crude oil option pit.
  • Developed entire crude oil options business, quickly building business to $250K per month.
  • Experienced trading the crude oil contract during the first Gulf War during unprecedented volatility.
  • Managed a proprietary trading account, trading primarily crude oil and natural gas
  • Represented the company with integrity in crude oil sales and purchasing.
  • Traded in the heating oil, gasoline and crude oil pits.
  • Brokered over-the-counter natural gas and crude oil and refined products.
  • Executed various orders within the crude oil futures market.
  • Traded crude oil using Top Step Trader and the Ninja Trader platforms Learned essential skills in researching and implementing various trading strategies
  • Purchased crude oil supply for 1 million barrels per day (bpd) refining system.

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23. Order Flow

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Here's how Order Flow is used in Trader jobs:
  • Performed in-depth research and analysis of economic reports that affected market activity and order flow.
  • Executed and crossed agency institutional and retail order flow through numerous Broker/Dealers with careful discretion.
  • Facilitate the firms order flow between electronic trading venues and traditional broker relationships.
  • Negotiated and facilitated institutional, retail, and broker-dealer order flow.
  • Facilitated customer order flow through proprietary trading and capital commitment.
  • Enhanced customer relationships for increased order flow.
  • Communicated proactively with Investor Relation teams for listed companies to keep them updated on stock activity and order flow.
  • Directed order flow to broker-dealers to find liquidity and minimize market impact in Small and Mid-cap U.S. equities.
  • Review and book syndicate deals and handle mutual fund order flow from over 200 branches.
  • Execute trades based on current order flow and trading programs to gauge trading continuation.
  • Advertised trading volumes, sent out super messages, and shopped order flow.
  • Facilitated institutional, Middle Markets and retail order flow using firms Capital.
  • Initiated and established order flow and QSR agreements with other broker dealers.
  • Facilitated the routing and execution of Institutional and Retail order flow.
  • Process all client trades and order flow using various systems.
  • Develop methods for best execution based on current order flow.
  • Traded small to medium order flow.
  • Generate order flow from accounts under coverage leveraging Petrie Parkman's resources and making strategic trading calls on individual securities.
  • End to End Order flow testing and Analysis Cross functional Dependency Analysis, Integration testing Involved.
  • Managed program order flow during Russell rebalance, monthly options expiration, and institutional quarter ends.

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24. Fundamental Analysis

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Here's how Fundamental Analysis is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Relied on technical and fundamental analysis for trading decisions with an emphasis on candlestick charting.
  • Performed technical and fundamental analysis; attended investment meetings and conferences to generate investment ideas.
  • Generated and managed proprietary trading ideas through credit and fundamental analysis of individual names.
  • Complimented fundamental analysis of Portfolio Manager and Analysts with technical analysis and macroeconomic considerations.
  • Performed fundamental analysis of transmission line and generation outages to forecast congestion.
  • Implemented technical and fundamental analysis to develop trade ideas and assess risk.
  • Research stocks to invest in based on fundamental analysis and technical analysis.
  • Conducted fundamental analysis of oil markets and technical analysis of NYMEX products.
  • Mentor new traders on company policies and technical and fundamental analysis strategies.
  • Developed trading strategy, managed currency positions using technical/fundamental analysis.
  • Used technical and fundamental analysis to forecast future price movements.
  • Developed automatic trading systems based on technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Conducted technical and fundamental analysis of securities.
  • Utilized technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Observe the market using quantitative, technical and fundamental analysis to conduct investment ideas on a day to day basis.
  • Contribute technical and fundamental analysis for Crude Oil, Natural Gas, Euro, and various other futures and options.
  • Identify opportunities, exposures, risk and conduct fundamental analysis for in order to avoid a forth coming problem.
  • Develop and maintain trading strategies based on the use of technical chart analysis and market fundamental analysis.

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25. Relative Value

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Here's how Relative Value is used in Trader jobs:
  • Determined overall risk associated with specific trade portfolios based on price ranges, relative value and volatility fluctuations.
  • Utilize liquid global macro strategies including relative value, event driven, volatility and technical analysis.
  • Conduct relative value analysis to identify potential securities for execution in separate accounts and mutual funds.
  • Worked with portfolio managers in assessing relative value for security selection and disposition.
  • Specialized in relative value trading and statistical arbitrage of options volatility.
  • Conducted relative value analysis to identify investment opportunities.
  • Incorporated relative value trading strategies across Treasury curve.
  • Managed $10M book, trading long/short, relative value, stat arbitrage, program/electronic, momentum, fundamental and other.
  • Started and developed the relative value credit trading desk and solely developed the Euro and Sterling credit trading operation.
  • Utilize relative value models based on convexity, carry and roll, forward rates, and swap curve.
  • Supported RMBS and ABS investment-grade relative value analysis for buy-side acquisition via Ally Insurance and Ally Bank portfolios.
  • Analyzed and identified relative value trading opportunities using credit metrics, trade flows, and other market data.
  • Develop trade ideas through in-depth fundamental, technical, and relative value analysis, and risk management.
  • Recruited as Head Trader for this start-up hedge fund to trade long/short pairs and relative value strategies.
  • Introduced correlation, curve research, and spread and relative value analysis for trading and hedging.
  • Generate trade ideas for clients and the bank to capitalize on macro and relative value opportunities.
  • Trained in CRT's proprietary futures and options relative value theory and market making strategies.
  • Assist portfolio managers in identifying relative value and avenues to increase returns given risk constraints.
  • Generated above $40M PL in 2009 with specific focus on relative value trading.
  • Traded relative value interest rate Futures of the 2-year and 10-year Treasuries.

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26. Nyse

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Here's how Nyse is used in Trader jobs:
  • Utilized quantitative and technical indicators to identify prospective short-term arbitrage opportunities on the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges.
  • Developed low to medium-risk Technical Analysis-based systems for NYSE/NASDAQ trading.
  • Worked on the floor of the NYSE for 6 months to facilitate trading orders from French speaking customers (Swiss).
  • Develop and implement short-term trading strategies for stocks listed on the NYSE, utilizing focused specialization in basket trading and imbalances.
  • Convinced over 10 companies to list on the NYSE with Goldman Sachs, growing revenue to over 2 million annually.
  • Traded US securities (stocks, bonds, and derivatives) daily on multiple exchanges including NYSE and NASDAQ.
  • Advised clients and field personnel of proper trading procedures within the guidelines of NYSE and SEC regulations.
  • Advanced to executing order flow for retail brokers within the firm for all NYSE listed securities.
  • Compiled research on international and domestic markets each morning into reports before NYSE trade hours.
  • Executed high frequency electronic trades of NYSE and NASDAQ equities via direct market access platform.
  • Provided liquidity for large NYSE companies by constantly moving and updating resting orders.
  • Administer timely reports and communicate daily with NY traders and analyst on NYSE.
  • Started as file clerk and finished as head clerk on the NYSE floor.
  • Challenged to generate profits as a contributor to an NYSE trading desk.
  • Monitor and analyze the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ markets daily.
  • Educate other traders on role of NYSE trading floor Specialists
  • Executed Trades on the NYSE and institutional desks.
  • Focused on NYSE listed stocks.
  • Traded NYSE/NASDAQ equities and options.
  • Create the orders and get the executions from different Exchanges NYSE, NASDAQ, DOT, ARCA, and AMEX.

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27. Yield Curve

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Here's how Yield Curve is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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).
  • Put on and took off all aspects of the treasury yield curve for profit with no overnight positions.
  • Traded the whole treasury yield curve on electronic trading platforms and via voice brokers throughout Wall Street.
  • Contributed information and ideas to trading team, helping gain an advantage over other yield curve traders.
  • Traded positions based on yield curve direction, basis considerations, and convexity hedging activity.
  • Identified pricing discrepancies in the yield curve, carry trade and between exchanges.
  • Maintained a sharp ratio in yield curve trades at or above 2.0.
  • Yield curve analysis; yield curve trading; economic forecasting and planning
  • Managed arbitrage positions in the intermediate sector of the yield curve.
  • Experienced profitable years throughout my career as a yield curve trader.
  • Yield curve and calendar spreads.
  • Specialized in yield curve trading.
  • Tracked mbs spreads, treasury yield curve, and economic numbers for the portfolio management team.
  • Employed outright duration and yield curve strategies trading municipal bond futures vs. 10yr.
  • Screen based trader, specializing in treasury futures yield curve .

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28. Precious Metals

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Here's how Precious Metals is used in Trader jobs:
  • Transacted precious metals deal with traders and international money managers.
  • Conduct informational seminars on investing in physical precious metals.
  • Maintained precious metals inventory for sales associates.
  • Processed order entries concerning Options, Listed and non-Listed Equities, Certificates of Deposit, No-Load Mutual Funds and Precious Metals.
  • Traded equities, options, precious metals, fixed income, and mutual funds error free for nearly three years.
  • Estimate and provide a fair assessment value of antique coins, precious metals, and monetary goods.
  • Graded, bought, and sold primary metals, high temps and precious metals using common indexes.
  • Assisted in managing $100M worth of precious metals held in depositories around the world.
  • Melted precious metals into liquid form before casting into gold/silver bars.
  • Traded stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and precious metals.
  • Watched and executed customer orders in precious metals and foreign exchange.
  • Trade stocks, mutual funds, options, CD's, and precious metals.
  • Purchased all forms of precious metal bearing scrap for refining purposes Negotiated the resale of pure precious metals following refining process
  • Purchased, traded and sold precious metals (i.e.
  • Manage an alternative investments portfolio in precious metals and crypto-currencies.

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29. CME

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Here's how CME is used in Trader jobs:
  • Traded for a large floor-based arbitrage team in fixed income futures and options at the CME and CBOT.
  • Monitored markets and traded options on CME EOS Trader and with pit brokers as advised by traders.
  • Executed automated trading strategies using Trading Technologies ADL focusing on CBOT agricultural and CME equity futures.
  • Team won trip to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to participate in CME Day of Education.
  • Responded to CME and CBOT help desk requests with top priority.
  • Handled all NYMEX/CME copper and aluminum stops and tenders.
  • Traded Eurodollar options on the CME.
  • Traded fixed income (FI) cash and futures products on the following trading exchanges: BTEC, CME, CBOT.
  • Traded multiple products on SGX, CBOT, CME, HKFE, TSE, EUREX and LIFFE exchanges.
  • Traded commodities and financial futures on the CBOT, CME, ICE, and LIFFE exchanges.
  • Respond to 16-20 RFQs (Request for Quotations) per day for agricultural option spreads via CME's EOS Platform.
  • Traded Eurodollar and S&P futures at the CME Group via Globex and open out-cry trading pit.
  • Managed the intraday trading floor operations for the two largest back month Eurodollar traders at the CME.
  • Designed systems to minimize implied costs of futures rolls, achieving negative hype slippage in CME marketsoverall.
  • Traded Eurodollar Futures on CME Globex Exchange to hedge option trades and establish our position.
  • Executed futures and options on CME Globex and EOS electronic trading platforms.
  • Worked with interbank brokers and also brokers on the CME.
  • Experience trading products on CME, CBOT, NYMEX, LIFFE, Eurex, LME, TOCOM, and ASX.
  • Traded on Eurex, CME, CBOT and ICE.
  • Reconciled daily trades against executed orders using CME clearing information and coordinated with an "out-trade" clerk.

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30. CDS

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Here's how CDS is used in Trader jobs:
  • Priced and traded sovereign debt CDS of Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil.
  • Used HY and IG CDS to hedge overall Portfolio Risk and Tail Risk.
  • Traded credit default swaps (CDS) as required by the client.
  • Created option valuation models for hybrid bonds, CDS and credit options.
  • Source, select, and trade single name RMBS CDS for 5 short fund accounts and track portfolio mix
  • Joined Credit Derivatives team, brokering single name CDS, CDS indices, 1st to default basket and index tranches.
  • Executed member trades for complex option strategies, equities, mutual funds, CDs, treasuries, and managed accounts.
  • Utilized Ice-link technology with CDS cash flow, novations/terminations.
  • Develop funding strategies through CDs and Bonds.
  • Traded CP, CDs and Interest Rate futures.
  • Negotiate and provide pricing (fix/float) to clients on deals such as YCDs, Loans, TDs, etc.
  • Created program to alert traders and Financial Advisors when client holdings exceeded FDIC insurance limits for CDs.
  • Processed transactions involving Corporates, Munis, and Treasury Bonds, Equities, Options, ADRs, and CDs.

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31. Market Data

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Here's how Market Data is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Conducted proactive outreach to clients to deliver market data and significant information.
  • Decipher speculative investment decisions by reading charts and market data.
  • Worked and collaborated daily with market data, development, QA, marketing, legal and compliance teams.
  • Relayed market data and flows to Global Fixed Income Trader and portfolio management team on the trading desk.
  • Analyze global market data and conditions to formulate and structure views on each currency and their implied value.
  • Help develop yield curve strategies with Fixed Income Economic team as they pertain to daily market data releases.
  • Gathered and interpret technical and fundamental market data that lead to the timing and executing of trades.
  • Created and provided a daily market data report with stock news for trading and research purposes.
  • Utilized news reports and market data to achieve optimal execution regarding trade entry and exit points.
  • Distribute market data and trade flow to portfolio managers and analysts at daily strategy meeting.
  • Supported daily market data downloads for trader's market data retrieval.
  • Served as IT support for market data systems and connectivity.
  • Read and analyze market data and other value analyses.
  • Compiled various market data and charts for presentations.
  • Analyzed, collected and maintained large sets of high-resolution market data for research, development and parameterization of trading strategies.
  • Inventory purchasing management and product research/fulfillment for Sales force (bullion & numismatics) Business/market data analysis for management and sales
  • Created macro-worksheets to more efficiently organize and streamline risk analytics and market data across eleven different product portfolios.

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32. New Accounts

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Here's how New Accounts is used in Trader jobs:
  • Developed new accounts for Export Sales in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Venezuela, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
  • Branch Trading Desk: Service customer accounts, open new accounts, IRA and ROTH IRA accounts Maintain Leads Data Base
  • Process maintenance requests (new accounts, cash flows, terminations, tax harvests, etc.)
  • Established and maintained new accounts with a ten-year record of success as a stockbroker and trader.
  • Implemented model changes and traded accounts for cash flows, new accounts, terminations etc.
  • Review and approve new accounts in the appropriate systems along with any client restrictions.
  • Established and serviced new accounts throughout Michigan, doubling sales every year.
  • Processed new accounts, transfers, check requests, and supervised business.
  • Developed the most new accounts for 4 months in a row.
  • Invested new accounts on a model portfolio and liquidated terminated accounts.
  • Secured 70 new accounts, 20% resulting in major accounts.
  • Prospected, researched, qualified and developed new accounts.
  • Invest new accounts and process contribution and withdrawal requests.
  • Worked with fellow traders on new accounts and terminations.
  • Cold-called businesses and individuals to acquire new accounts.
  • Sourced new accounts of industrial scrap metal.
  • Opened new accounts - DVP, Retail, and Prime Broker.
  • Recruit mortgage brokers to supply loan applicants and establishing new accounts for the Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma territory.
  • Processed new accounts and terminations, redemption requests, deposits, and tax harvestings.
  • Increased client focus while opening new accounts and administering ACATs.

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33. Investment Ideas

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Here's how Investment Ideas is used in Trader jobs:
  • Worked with clients on their portfolio objectives and introduced trade/investment ideas.
  • Collaborate with other FICC desks at BBVA to develop and synthesize investment ideas in order to grow P&L.
  • Researched and assessed company and industry trends and investment ideas to pitch to portfolio managers.
  • Involved in the development, back-testing, analysis and execution of investment ideas.
  • Generated investment ideas focused on the gaming and retail sector.
  • Provided ad hoc research to assist in generating new investment ideas and analyze potential markets to invest.

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34. Capital Markets

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Here's how Capital Markets is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Gained two years of valuable experience in an unprecedented time in American capital markets.
  • Worked with capital markets team for Institutional and municipal new issue inquiries.
  • Accepted into Lehman-Brother's Capital Markets trainee program.
  • Work closely with NFSC and Capital Markets.
  • Collected and analyzed latest data and information on North America/Europe economics, capital markets, and regulations change.
  • Utilized Bloomberg to research foreign equities and communicate directly with Capital Markets Trading in order to complete routed orders.
  • Authored weekly market commentary in the Capital Markets Weekly publication as an additional asset gathering tool for the advisors.
  • Worked with debt capital markets team on new issue pricing for illiquid or infrequent REIT issuers.

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35. High NET

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Here's how High NET is used in Trader jobs:
  • Generated quarterly performance reports for institutional and high net worth clients and verified their accuracy against custom composites.
  • Execute fixed income securities on behalf of high net worth client portfolios with $1billion fixed income assets under management.
  • 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.
  • Unified managed accounts use multiple outside money managers and asset classes for high net worth clients.
  • Acted as the primary liaison between high net worth clients and external fund companies.
  • Secured / retained relationships with high net worth clients by promoting Fidelity advantage.
  • Advise high net worth clients on investment opportunities and portfolio diversification.
  • Advised a high net worth client base on technical market trading.
  • Handle large quantity, high net worth trades with Derivative experience.
  • Assist High net worth customers with full brokerage service offerings.
  • Handled escalated service calls from high net worth clients.
  • Referred high net worth clients to our advisory platform.
  • Compiled performance reports for high net worth clients.
  • Introduced option strategies for high net worth individuals.
  • Serviced high net worth clients.
  • Broker in preferred client group servicing high net-worth individuals and money managers performing complex trades in high pressure environment.
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS: Directly serviced nationwide sales force of more than 11.000 brokers with mostly high net worth clients.
  • Fixed income trader for all products and accounts; institutional, mutual funds, high net worth and UITs
  • Serviced high net worth clients of Chase Investments Financial Advisors during the merger with Chemical Bank.

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36. Institutional Clients

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Here's how Institutional Clients is used in Trader jobs:
  • Recommended and implemented trading strategies for Vanguard institutional clients including equity and option execution as well as bond ladder construction.
  • Provided accurate and timely market information to institutional clients to facilitate trading and increase order flow.
  • Composed daily global email to institutional clients synthesizing major global micro and macro news.
  • Executed equity trades and managed relationships with institutional clients, soliciting order flow
  • Provided equity research and trading expertise to institutional clients.
  • Provide liquidity and trade execution for institutional clients.
  • Traded corporate odd lot trading book by making a market in credit instruments for institutional clients and global sales force.
  • Performed execution of high volume cash treasury and equity futures for hedge fund and institutional clients.
  • Interacted with sales traders to monitor and execute order flow on behalf of institutional clients.
  • Created and maintain appropriate marketing material to be presented to institutional clients on sales efforts.
  • Traded stocks with the OTC trading team for Institutional Clients utilizing multiple trading systems.
  • Quoted and advised on FX and precious metals to institutional clients including Moore Capital.
  • Review and execute trades for institutional clients in the most efficient and effective manner.
  • Provided trade execution services to retail, and institutional clients on ETF products.
  • Manage high-dollar equity and complex option trades for retail and institutional clients.
  • Covered institutional clients in all areas of trading and investment products.
  • Provided trading color for institutional clients in various listed stocks.
  • Traded listed NASDAQ equities for trading desk's institutional clients.
  • Assisted in Morning Call by researching companies for institutional clients.
  • Allocated Block trades for Institutional clients, daily.

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37. Futures Markets

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Here's how Futures Markets is used in Trader jobs:
  • Supervised all training and implemented risk controls for commodity and financial futures markets.
  • Explored equity and equity futures markets (foreign and domestic) for additional trading opportunities Equity Futures Trader.
  • Managed order flow for various futures markets, including those in the United States and in Asia.
  • Arbitrage trader in the five and ten year German government bond futures markets between London and Frankfurt.
  • Executed orders across 33 futures markets and 6 major G10 currencies in a team based environment.
  • Speculate in the futures markets, trading US equity indexes, commodities, and equity options.
  • Project Automated trading in China's futures markets (index futures as the focus).
  • Studied impact of large orders in futures markets and designed methods to minimize market impact.
  • Generated an 8000% return on investment in political futures markets over an eight-month period.
  • Worked for Exchange Connectivity proprietary trading group as a trader in various futures markets.
  • Traded corn, wheat, and soybeans in both the cash and futures markets.
  • Assist in technical analysis to develop real time strategies for Futures markets.
  • Traded commodities and commodity options in the financial futures markets.
  • Created and maintained a large database of various futures markets.
  • Traded and managed personal capital in futures markets.
  • Traded positions ranging up to $250 million in assets * Arbitraged cash and futures markets for proprietary book.
  • Utilize precious metal spot and futures markets by executing through various trading counterparties and electronic trading systems.
  • Traded financial futures markets(e.g.

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38. PNL

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Here's how PNL is used in Trader jobs:
  • Managed book trading US Yield curve in a highly paced environment on electronic platform, and generated a consistent PnL.
  • Executed, captured, and confirmed trades, updated pricing models, and reconciled positions for PnL and risk analysis.
  • Maintained nearly 100% accurate daily PNL reporting and drastically reduced the number of Prior Period Adjustments at settlement.
  • Introduced Specials trading strategy that consisted of over $250mm in loans producing +$1.25mm annually in PnL.
  • Analyzed traders' volume numbers versus PnL to discover optimal trading size.
  • Traded cash markets on ICE for PJM, NYISO and MISO resulting in a positive PnL.
  • Record PnL for reconciliation and remediation of all corrected errors using revaluation method.
  • Maintained a positive PnL trading 3 contracts simultaneously in the U.S. treasury market * Assisted in algorithmic trading strategies and development

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39. Economic Data

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Here's how Economic Data is used in Trader jobs:
  • Developed expertise in anticipating and profiting from market reactions to both U.S. and European company earnings reports and macroeconomic data releases.
  • Identified relative value opportunities, proposed trade ideas and executed strategy while analyzing economic data to maximize returns.
  • Tracked and monitored financial market and analyzed economic data using technical and fundamental analysis.
  • Contributed analysis of market flows and economic data during daily Fixed Income departmental meeting.
  • Devised strategies in fixed income trades based on interpretation of economic data.
  • Monitor current economic data to manage risk and create profitable trading execution
  • Analyzed economic data and risk within volatile market conditions.
  • Develop directional bias through technical indicators and macroeconomic data.
  • Analyzed trends and economic data; self-employed
  • Author weekly economic commentaries and continuously track Canadian, U.S., and foreign economic data, market news and competitor portfolios.
  • Present to the Investment Committee on economic data, earnings projections, potential catalysts and new ideas.
  • Researched macroeconomic data and hedged the firm's position using LME and COMEX futures.
  • Analyze economic data to follow market trend and implementing option trading strategies.
  • Interpreted global economic data as it pertained to daily market flows.
  • Analyzed trends and economic data, and developed trading strategies.
  • Analyze economic data and risk within volatile market conditions requiring split second decision making abilities.
  • Contributed actionable insights into potential allocation decisions by analyzing pre-market and real-time economic data.
  • Executed trades based on market conditions, financial information and social/economic data.
  • Monitor economic data, charts and backtest strategies on a regular basis everyday.

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40. Corporate Bonds

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Here's how Corporate Bonds is used in Trader jobs:
  • Evaluated the liability of corporate bonds in inventory and established hedging positions to mitigate risks.
  • Developed research-driven sales and trading of emerging markets sovereign and corporate bonds and private placements of CEEMEA and Latin American debt.
  • Provided expert oversight in trading taxable fixed income securities including corporate bonds, treasuries, agencies, and commercial paper.
  • Traded Japanese corporate bonds and offered inventories to corporate clients and investment funds to match their investment needs.
  • Traded currencies (USD, Colombian Pesos), Stocks, Government bonds, and corporate bonds.
  • Executed trades on behalf of firm clients including stocks, treasury bonds, corporate bonds and options.
  • Traded Corporate Bonds, Structured Products, and Brokered Deposits for the firm's retail brokerage arm.
  • Traded and managed investment grade and high yield US corporate bonds for the firm's proprietary book.
  • Traded various market sectors including money markets, municipals, ABS, Governments, and corporate bonds.
  • Placed buy and sell orders on Corporate Bonds, Commercial Paper, and Certificates of Deposits.
  • Financed the firm's long and short positions in US Government, Agency, and Corporate bonds
  • Updated the Bond Offering System (BOS) for corporate bonds and entire treasury curve.
  • Traded money market instruments, corporate bonds, and government securities for Guardian mutual funds.
  • Executed outright trades for customers in Emerging Market sovereign and corporate bonds.
  • Average yearly trading volume in corporate bonds was $1 billion.
  • Traded investment grade & crossover corporate bonds in Telecom, Media, Technology, Industrial, REIT & Paper sectors.
  • Traded Investment grade fixed income securities in Managed Accounts program including Treasuries, Agencies, MBS CMBS and Corporate bonds.
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS: Took charge of overseeing the profitable sales and trading of corporate bonds.
  • preferred stocks, corporate bonds, municipal bonds and government & agency bonds) and options securities.

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41. Futures Contracts

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Here's how Futures Contracts is used in Trader jobs:
  • Monitor supply/demand and macroeconomic commodities news, assessing movement in futures contracts.
  • Analyzed daily Municipal futures contracts, determined risk exposure.
  • Controlled multiple incoming order flow of futures contracts and determined when customer order should be executed or held.
  • Traded own account on proprietary basis, utilizing own capital in crude oil futures contracts.
  • Handled both the open outcry and electronic execution of advanced option strategies and futures contracts.
  • Utilize technical and economic analysis to position trade S&P 500 Futures contracts.
  • Traded equities, options, and futures contracts for my own account.
  • Generated and deployed the firm-wide model for theoretical pricing of futures contracts.
  • Trade own capital, principally in foreign exchange futures contracts.
  • Traded different maturity US Treasuries and their corresponding futures contracts.
  • Trade Commodity and Index futures contracts
  • Traded S&P, oil, natural gas, gold and U.S. dollar futures contracts.
  • Traded futures contracts including but not limited to Energies, Metals, Grains, Softs, Stock Indexes, and Currencies.
  • Experienced in spreading intra-futures contracts such as Corn/Wheat, Hog/Cattle, Soybean/Soy Meal/Bean Oil (Crush).
  • Traded intraday positions in interest rate futures contracts (5-year, 10-year, and 30-year).
  • Worked as an independent floor trader who bought/sold futures contracts for personal account.

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42. SQL

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Here's how SQL is used in Trader jobs:
  • Automated the trading of a $200 Million quantitative long-short market-neutral equity portfolio using SQL Server 2005 and Visual Basic.
  • Modified, shifted and assessed database information as requested by senior traders using UNIX and SQL operating systems.
  • Managed web development team in full life-cycle development of multiple projects using ColdFusion and SQL Server.
  • Engineered dynamic, optimized SQL calls to produce efficient database processing and data access.
  • Used SQL for Querying the SQL server database for data validation and data conditioning.
  • Mentored/trained junior developers on team to help solidify their ColdFusion and SQL knowledge.
  • Use SQL to manipulate and extract information from an Oracle database.
  • Used MYSQL as database for storing the data of the application.
  • Interfaced and collaborated with SQLCAT VLDB management and development techniques.
  • Developed PL/SQL oracle stored procedures and packages.
  • Developed a reporting utility to automate and customize the reporting process Environment: SQL Server, DTS, test director.
  • Created test cases and did basic manual testing Environment VB6.0, ADO, SQL Server 2000, Acces, Crystal Report
  • Developed a C# .NET blotter application to enter trades into a SQL Server database table.
  • Profiled the applications-CCR using SQL profiler to find out the code level bottlenecks.
  • Designed and developed the SQL server stored procedures for the "Best of Breed" module.

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43. Customer Base

low Demand
Here's how Customer Base is used in Trader jobs:
  • Expanded customer base by fostering new and existing profit-producing client relationships.
  • Analyzed, identified new opportunities and capitalized on customer base.
  • Penetrated both supply and customer base establishing profitable business immediately.
  • Visited and Networked with Bowie Resource Partners' entire domestic customer base to assess their domestic business model and sales plan.
  • Captured new accounts by building rapport, maintained customer base and relationships by providing an increased level of customer service.
  • Utilized market knowledge, data and economic theory to achieve client goals and develop a high recurring customer base.
  • Executed trades for a varied customer base including hedge funds, banks, company buybacks, & mutual funds.
  • Build customer base for flow trading; provide market insight, liquidity, and hedging services for producers/end users.
  • Doubled customer base over one year by aggressively prospecting end users and working to determine their specific needs.
  • Created and ran social media and website pages for the store to drive customer base and revenue.
  • Developed and maintained a strong customer base in California location, then transferred to Texas.
  • Sustained a 100% positive customer feedback rating and repeat customer base.
  • Analyzed client requests and developed strategies to ensure retention of customer base.
  • Used opportunity of Illinois River freeze to more than double customer base.
  • Grow customer base through networking, referrals and cold calling.
  • Managed natural gas supply purchase for Mid-Atlantic customer base.
  • Develop and build working relationships with customer base.
  • Provided risk management service to previous customer base.
  • Managed existing customer bases with emphasis on growth.
  • Increased customer base by over 70%.

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44. VBA

low Demand
Here's how VBA is used in Trader jobs:
  • Automated the trade allocation and reconciliation procedures using VBA programming which is leveraged to systematically detect any trade breaks or discrepancies.
  • Employed SQL, advanced MS Excel (VBA), MicroStrategy, SharePoint and MS PowerPoint for this report set.
  • Used VBA to build a VWAP trading model to detect market impacting orders and source liquidity.
  • Generated profitable volatility arbitrage trading ideas by using SQL and personal Excel VBA scripts.
  • Developed P&L Explain spreadsheet (VBA) to attribute daily CDS valuation.
  • Utilized VBA to classify stocks among different sectors according to their correlations.
  • Reduced errors and improved processes by automating tasks using VBA.
  • Designed and created various applications in Excel/VBA to facilitate trading.
  • Created and updated reports using Excel VBA.
  • Maintain the rate sheet including adding new products and creating VBA macros.
  • Programmed and monitored Treasury Bond Basis and Libor based Swap Rate models using Excel/VBA, FINCAD, and the Bloomberg API.
  • Worked with IT to develop and improve risk and trading systems, using Excel, VBA, Bloomberg and Murex.

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45. Nymex

low Demand
Here's how Nymex is used in Trader jobs:
  • Mentored and trained many brokers and traders, internally and as Chair, NYMEX Broker Training Committee.
  • Hedged and traded around Northeast fuel asset transacting NYMEX Natural Gas, Crude Oil and Fuel Oil.
  • Served on key NYMEX committees: Arbitration, Electronic Trading Development, Electronic Trading Error Resolution.
  • Maintained short to mid term point of view on NYMEX futures spreads and system related spreads.
  • Developed strategies on how to hedge physical oils with futures and options on NYMEX.
  • Executed futures orders through various brokers on the NYMEX and on the ACCESS system.
  • Traded NYMEX and OTC futures, options, swaps, and structured products.
  • Traded an electronic trading account for an Energy Trader on the NYMEX.
  • Initiated new risk management/hedging program incorporating NYMEX contracts, basis and options.
  • Arrange for physical NYMEX deliveries at Henry Hub and related ADP locations.
  • Monitored both NYMEX/COMEX future and FX positions to maintain proper hedging.
  • Implemented this method successfully with the core NYMEX energy products.
  • Represented NYMEX at trade conferences and in national media.
  • Developed Nymex hedging program to minimize risk and maximizing profit margins.
  • Trade Midwest Basis and NYMEX Natural Gas flatprice, and options for proprietary book.

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46. AUM

low Demand
Here's how AUM is used in Trader jobs:
  • Gained additional separately managed Institutional accounts totaling over $50 million in AUM, including some actively managed accounts.
  • Coordinated and executed the firms long/short trading strategy of a $230M AUM portfolio.
  • Fixed Income AUM was approximately $ 3 billion.
  • Developed multiple spreadsheets to streamline AUM data for consultant database by using pivot tables and advanced Excel functions.
  • Hired when AUM were $2.5 billion; promoted to Senior Equity Trader as AUM reached $5 billion
  • Worked on a six person equity trading team with approximately $10 billion in AUM.

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47. Cbot

low Demand
Here's how Cbot is used in Trader jobs:
  • 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.
  • Maintained compliance with all CBOT, NYMEX Day trading rules and regulations.
  • Market making team lead for CBOT commodity products.
  • Traded US Government bonds at CBOT.
  • Brokered bond and ten-year note futures using a Project A (now Eurex) terminal during the CBOT afternoon session.

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48. Business Development

low Demand
Here's how Business Development is used in Trader jobs:
  • Positioned this short term selling position while networking for technology sales and business development opportunities.
  • Uncover business development opportunities and respond to research requests.
  • Performed business development supporting domestic evergreen purchase program.
  • Conducted research and initiated business development.
  • Manage business development, technical team management, and identify key partnerships to strengthen the product to market fit.
  • Led business development by creating marketing materials on the FX market and setting up appointments with prospective clients.
  • Provide quality leads in excess of $1 million to business development and wealth management units.
  • Tracked sales statistics for the Business Development team.
  • Co-developed $5B LNG business development projects; Shipping, IRR, P.I., & NPV.
  • Provide analytical support and participate in deal negotiation and business development in asset acquisition and private equity business.

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49. Reuters

low Demand
Here's how Reuters is used in 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.
  • Focus was on Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S earnings estimates.
  • Assisted in managing Thompson Reuters trading platform for 15 equities traders.

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50. Market Information

low Demand
Here's how Market Information is used in Trader jobs:
  • Introduce new investment ideas based on a fundamental and technical approach while providing portfolio managers with all current market information.
  • Utilized great communication skills in disseminating market information and prices to different clients and businesses.
  • Accumulated excellent industry contacts resulting in superior market information.
  • Provided insight and market information to institutional customers.
  • Relayed pertinent market information to Portfolio Managers.
  • Promoted new business by providing key market information and a high level of service to customers.
  • Coordinated plant outages and updated market information to bid units into the markets.
  • Provide updated market information (news, events, flows, etc.)
  • Provide market information, trading perspective and guidance.
  • Develop sales network and collect market information.
  • Acquired extensive knowledge and experience with varied stock trading styles and market information interpretation.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Trader

Equity12%
Foreign Currency11.2%
Financial Markets10.9%
Trade Execution10.9%
Income Products7.5%
P/L5.9%
Technical Analysis4.7%
Manage Risk4.3%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Trader

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Equity
Equity
9.2%
9.2%
2
2
Foreign Currency
Foreign Currency
8.6%
8.6%
3
3
Financial Markets
Financial Markets
8.3%
8.3%
4
4
Trade Execution
Trade Execution
8.3%
8.3%
5
5
Income Products
Income Products
5.7%
5.7%
6
6
P/L
P/L
4.5%
4.5%
7
7
Technical Analysis
Technical Analysis
3.6%
3.6%
8
8
Manage Risk
Manage Risk
3.3%
3.3%
9
9
Asset Classes
Asset Classes
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Market Research
Market Research
2.7%
2.7%
11
11
Customer Service
Customer Service
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Market Conditions
Market Conditions
2.3%
2.3%
13
13
Hedge Funds
Hedge Funds
2.2%
2.2%
14
14
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
2.2%
2.2%
15
15
Interest Rates
Interest Rates
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
ETF
ETF
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Nasdaq
Nasdaq
1.8%
1.8%
18
18
OTC
OTC
1.6%
1.6%
19
19
Euro
Euro
1.4%
1.4%
20
20
Forex
Forex
1.4%
1.4%
21
21
Client Relationships
Client Relationships
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
Crude Oil
Crude Oil
1.1%
1.1%
23
23
Order Flow
Order Flow
1.1%
1.1%
24
24
Fundamental Analysis
Fundamental Analysis
1.1%
1.1%
25
25
Relative Value
Relative Value
1.1%
1.1%
26
26
Nyse
Nyse
1%
1%
27
27
Yield Curve
Yield Curve
1%
1%
28
28
Precious Metals
Precious Metals
0.9%
0.9%
29
29
CME
CME
0.9%
0.9%
30
30
CDS
CDS
0.9%
0.9%
31
31
Market Data
Market Data
0.9%
0.9%
32
32
New Accounts
New Accounts
0.8%
0.8%
33
33
Investment Ideas
Investment Ideas
0.8%
0.8%
34
34
Capital Markets
Capital Markets
0.7%
0.7%
35
35
High NET
High NET
0.7%
0.7%
36
36
Institutional Clients
Institutional Clients
0.7%
0.7%
37
37
Futures Markets
Futures Markets
0.7%
0.7%
38
38
PNL
PNL
0.7%
0.7%
39
39
Economic Data
Economic Data
0.7%
0.7%
40
40
Corporate Bonds
Corporate Bonds
0.7%
0.7%
41
41
Futures Contracts
Futures Contracts
0.6%
0.6%
42
42
SQL
SQL
0.6%
0.6%
43
43
Customer Base
Customer Base
0.6%
0.6%
44
44
VBA
VBA
0.6%
0.6%
45
45
Nymex
Nymex
0.6%
0.6%
46
46
AUM
AUM
0.6%
0.6%
47
47
Cbot
Cbot
0.6%
0.6%
48
48
Business Development
Business Development
0.6%
0.6%
49
49
Reuters
Reuters
0.6%
0.6%
50
50
Market Information
Market Information
0.6%
0.6%

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