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Steel Trading?Does anyone here know much about steel trading? I'm in base metals and I've been wondering why that industry is so separate from the non-ferrous metals sector. Is it because of the lack of a deep hedging market? Steel trading seems to involve a lot more finished products thanks to sheer volumes but... 3 months 2 weeks
Anyone here work in HY/distressed broking?If you do, specifically in the US, please PM me (this isn't about asking for a job, or an informational interview or anything like that). 5 months 3 weeks
Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers ExamsMy resume currently screams 'Buyside Equity Analyst' but that's not really where I would like to be at. I've wanted to get into physical commodities for a while, but unfortunately hadn't really looked into the field before going to grad school (I may have gone to Cass or HEC Geneva in retrospect).... 1 year 4 months
Metals/Coal Marketing/OriginationI'm currently working part-time for a small equity research outfit that has its own tiny L/S fund but I've been looking to get into physical commodities for a while. My background is a BA in International Relations in the US and an Msc. in Finance in Europe. It's probably foolish for me to want... 1 year 7 months
Coking Coal TradersThis is kind of a long-shot but does anyone know who the big traders in coking coal are? I don't mean producers like BHP-Mitsubishi. Glencore, Noble, Oxbow? 1 year 9 months
The Philipp Brothers CollectionIf any of you are at all interested in market history or physical trading, this site has the archives for most of the materials that were used by Helmut Waszkis to write "Philipp Brothers: the Rise and Fall of a Trading Giant, 1901-1990," a book that costs over $200 used on Amazon right now.... 1 year 9 months
Physical Traders & Buying AssetsThe trend at really big physical traders has been moving up the supply chain into production, with the obvious example being Glencore. Are the people buying up assets at a place like Glencore or Noble former traders or are they brought in from say PE funds/miners for that express purpose? 1 year 10 months
Distressed Real Asset InvestorsI wasn't entirely sure where to ask this but is there much of a market for distressed natural resource investors? By that I mean opportunistic investors in farmland, timber, mining etc… PE firms, vulture funds, commodity traders? Anyone know of good examples of this or what kind of background would... 1 year 10 months
Global Macro in Europe vs. U.S.So I'm working for a start-up HF as an analyst, we do mostly L/S with a global macro overlay. I'm French/American and long-term I would very much like to stay and work in Europe. What difference does working in London vs. NYC make in terms of schedule for a macro PM? Does a macro PM in London... 1 year 11 months
Trading vs. OriginationCouple questions: 1. Does anyone here have access to this survey? 2. I've noticed in that survey and elsewhere that Origination is a separate role from trading. But judging from books like Metal Men or some comments on WSO, I... 2 years 8 months


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I'm not sure what your career aspirations are,...I'm not sure what your career aspirations are, but the number one reason I can think of for moving to Mpls would be Cargill. If you have any interest in ag trading, check it out. 4 days 5 hours
undefined: Here's a question...why not hire the...[quote="undefined"]Here's a question...why not hire the amount of auditors necessary to screen everyone, if even the lower dollar cases are generating 605/hour...? I assume the pay is between ~20-50 an hour...What am i missing?[/quote] True but my guess is there must be a point of diminishing... 1 week 18 hours
I'll cook something up.I'll cook something up. 1 week 1 day
undefined: At least 2 kids in the group would...[quote="undefined"]At least 2 kids in the group would have rolling airport carry-on style backpacks.[/quote] And there would always be a kid wearing it like it was a jetpack or something. O'Doyle rules! 1 week 3 days
Back in middle school, I remember Magic getting...Back in middle school, I remember Magic getting big with the 6th graders. Us older kids would kick a soccer ball into their games which would send the cards flying. Someone would grab a few cards and sell it to some other 6th graders during the next recess. Not my finest hour but no nerd was going... 1 week 4 days
Martin Shkreli is just shafting everybody! The...Martin Shkreli is just shafting everybody! The man is unstoppable. 1 week 4 days
The best way in is to know somebody. And it doesn...The best way in is to know somebody. And it doesn't have to be a direct contact. I got a job at one of the big guys (Vitol/Glencore/Trafi/Gunvor/Mercuria) (although not in o... 1 week 5 days
I'll post more later but you're 29. Don't go back...I'll post more later but you're 29. Don't go back to school for starters. 1 week 6 days
This isn't the least bit convincing. That 'genie...This isn't the least bit convincing. That 'genie' was put into the bottle once before. Why not now? Referring to the "agency" problem, Wall Street CEOs obviously didn't "nuke their banks for cheap thrills" but they went from having to be "long-term greedy" and having personal liability to having... 2 weeks 20 hours
How is that not fair?How is that not fair? 2 weeks 1 day
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