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Energy Rankings, non-bankHere they are in order* for you: BP Chevron Conoco Exxon Glencore Gunvor Marathon Mercuria Oxy P66 Shell Trafi Valero Vitol *alphabetical, hopefully you realized that by Exxon, which doesn't trade. 3 months 3 days
RBC Capital Markets S&T Prestige?Those boys sure are flash, mistah. 3 months 1 week
RBC Capital Markets S&T Prestige?Those boys sure are flash, mistah. 3 months 1 week
No bonus because I've been at firm for less...Stop talking while you're ahead... We recently hired a director about 3/4 ways into the year. He put on good trades and made money. We just got paid out bonuses, he said his expectations was for nothing and joked 'as long as they don't take money away from me I'm happy.' This is a guy that used... 5 months 4 days
No bonus because I've been at firm for less...Stop talking while you're ahead... We recently hired a director about 3/4 ways into the year. He put on good trades and made money. We just got paid out bonuses, he said his expectations was for nothing and joked 'as long as they don't take money away from me I'm happy.' This is a guy that used... 5 months 4 days
Engineering -> energy tradingYes, very possible, engineering is a great foundation for trading. I made that exact jump. You'll be well suited for options. Get the level 1 CFA done (no need to go further than that). Network, etc. 1 year 2 months
Layering vs. SpoofingGood read: http://dealbreaker.com/2013/07/regulators-not-happy-with-guy-whose-algorithm-tricked-other-algorithms/ 1 year 8 months
Writing on the wall: Trading is dyingDefinitely has been slowing down... bonus pools are smaller, head count is falling at the majority of the shops out there... anyone who tells you otherwise is lying (probably mostly to themselves). Banks are getting regulated out of products that used to consistently print money, and funds are... 1 year 8 months
Goldman Sachs in CalgaryI think they have most of their energy traders in NY, mostly marketers in Calgary. Heard their head Canadian phys trader quit last year, somewhat recently landed at Citi. 1 year 8 months
sell side trader No. 1 year 8 months