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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).... 10 months 3 weeks
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 3 weeks
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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 5 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 2 months
Freight/Trading CharteringAnyone know what's the typical background of a freight trader/charterer at major commodity traders? Shipbroking? 2 years 3 months
The Shipping-Trading NexusThis question is a little out of left field but I've been reading some economic history and I couldn't but feel like the old-school merchants had the coolest job ever in the sense that they both bought and sold commodities as well as owned the actual ships they moved the goods with, thereby... 2 years 5 months


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BUND UGLYObligations Assimilables du Trésor, or as Green Goat said. 3 days 10 hours
EDF Trading: well known in the Energy Trading...Very big European utility. If you want to do power, it's a great place. 5 days 7 hours
EDF Trading: well known in the Energy Trading...Not a crude shop that I know and if they do trade some, it's tiny. Very strong player in power, natty, coal and freight, particularly in Europe. 5 days 7 hours
BUND UGLYBunds, bunds, bunds... OATs are a million times more obvious and less risky of a short. Classic case of doomsday predictions panning out once in a while. 5 days 7 hours
AMA Discretionary Hedge Fund TraderWhat has been the toughest adjustment to make switching to the buyside? 1 week 1 day
Recommend me a must have book[quote="stockman"]Wright now[/quote] Good grief. Stigums' Money Markets Soros' the Alchemy of Finance 1 week 6 days
A la Recherche du Temps PerduMan, I was hoping this was going to be about be Proust... 2 weeks 1 day
Sports for NetworkingSo much hate on sailing here. Regattas and all that maybe a bit much but casual sailing is loads of fun. 2 weeks 1 day
Decisions, Decisions: Consumer Products -...That is nuts. Make me wonder if your salary gets docked for being out of shape, there's simply no excuse. 1 month 14 hours
Decisions, Decisions: Consumer Products -...[quote="spear50"]$2500/yr contributed to gym membership of your choosing[/quote] Say what? 1 month 2 days