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Investment Banking Associate - Tech/TMT
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$200000 per year
  • Description Investment Banking Associate - Tech/TMT A strong Technology focused boutique investment bank is actively seeking an Associate level investment banking professional with Tech/TMT experience to join
Investment Banking Associate
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$200000 per year
  • Description Our client is a leading global Investment Bank Headquartered here in NY and considered to be one of the Elite Boutique investment bank on the street. They are currently looking to add Investment
Investment Banking Associate/VP - M&A Generalist
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: US$125000 - US$175000 per year
  • Description A growing global investment banking platform is actively seeking Associate and VP level investment banking professional with M&A experience to join their team in their Boston Office
Investment Banking MD
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$150000 - US$250000 per year
  • Description My client, a very strong and growing entrepreneurial boutique investment bank is seeking a MD level investment banking or M&A professional to join their team in their NYC office
Machine Learning Quant Researcher
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Salary: +Bonus
  • Description A leading market making prop trading firm located in downtown Chicago is looking to add an Experience Machine Learning Quant Researcher to their research and trading team.
Director of Acquisitions Analytics & Risk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Wilmington, Delaware
  • Salary: US$200000 - US$230000 per year
  • Description A Global Banking Institution is seeking to add a Director of Acquisitions and Product to their growing Credit Card function in Wilmington, DE! This individual will ideally have strong experience in
IT Controls Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Description IT Controls Manager Will be apart of the Financial Controls Program team assessing financial systems such as key IT controls and risk systems. Qualifications: 5-8 years experience
Quantitative Researcher
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Description A trading firm is trying to build and expand its quantitative team in the greater Boston area. They are option market makers trying to make a change on both the buy and sell side
Senior IT Audit Manager
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: New York
  • Salary: US$135000 - US$140000 per year
  • Description A global renown firm is seeking motivated individuals to join their team of IT Auditors. There is exponential room for growth and an exceptional work-life balance - being named one of the best places

Commodity trading specialists negotiate and arrange the purchase or sale of raw materials such as coffee, electricity, natural gas, livestock, gold or other types of physical goods. Through extensive research, commodity traders obtain up-to-date information about market conditions, communicate with their clients about the sale and purchase of specific commodities and ensure settlement guarantees. Also known as commodity brokers, there are many types of commodity traders who specialize in a wide range of specific commodities.


Commodity Trading Employment Outlook and Salary  
The average earning potential for a commodity trader in the United States is $78,582 per annum with salaries ranging from $48,843 - $184,705. In the United Kingdom, commodity traders receive an average salary of £49,665 per year with wages ranging from £27,181 - £104,376. Salary varies from person to person based on commodity trading skills, industry knowledge, expertise, and experience.
Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by 10% between 2014 and 2024. 

Job Description  
Commodity brokers buy and sell physical commodities on behalf of commercial or private clients, and are compensated on a commission basis. The main goal of a commodity broker is ultimately to make money for clients.
While the role varies based on the specialization in question, the responsibilities of a commodity trader are likely to include:

  • Agreeing on selling or buying prices, optimizing for profitability
  • Making offers or bids to sell or buy commodities and securities
  • Sell or buy stocks, commodity futures, bonds, or foreign currency based upon the client’s requirements
  • Develop and maintain client and supplier relationships 
  • Analyzing investment opportunities in order to inform buying, selling and investment decisions
  • Identify opportunities for sale or purchase of commodities or securities 
  • Formulate appropriate hedge strategies and trading options 
  • Monitor market conditions, including price, volume, dynamics, and competition
  • Ability to analyze a multitude of factors that may affect price movement, including weather conditions, trade policies, political developments or changes to supply and demand conditions
  • Make arrangements for transportation of purchased or sold commodities 
  • Preparation of detailed financial reports

Typical employers for Commodity Traders Include:

  • Commodity brokers
  • Investment banks
  • Financial clearing houses & exchanges.

Key Skills & Qualifications

Commodity brokers typically come from a range of different backgrounds, however, an understanding of the technical aspects of trading and complex financial topics is essential. Additionally, commodity trading requires an interest in trading business and trading markets, as well as the ability to perform well under stressful conditions. Commodity traders must possess strong numerical skills as well as  having a natural ability to negotiate. A Commodity Trader also should possess the following skills:

  • Strong mathematical, problem-solving, analytical, and logic skills
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate effectively, 
  • Work under pressure, adhere to deadlines, and be decisive.