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Ask Me Anything: I'm a Physical Energy TraderI am currently a physical energy trader at a major firm. I studied business and economics and did various internships through college one was with my current firm in a fundamentals research role, upon graduation in the height of the crisis they had an opening for a new trading analyst role and... 2 years 7 months
House of Lies - Showtime new seriesWho saw it? What you think? 3 years 10 months
CFL Alumni Lunch Fight This may the greatest thing ever created from the notion of the Grey Cup. 4 years 2 days
Even Dick Bove throws in the towel...Has been a while since someone on WSO said BAC is a buy buy buy. Seems even Dick Bove is admitting he has been wrong all year. What you all think? More pain still coming? 4 years 2 days
KMP to Purchase El Paso - Biggest energy deal of...Not a major surprise as the pipeline industry had to start consolidating with the huge growth in production of NGLs, Oils and new shale plays. Margins are very low and valuations are fair. Seems they will sell off the production and exploration assets and focus on merging the pipeline and... 4 years 1 month
Bill Gross is not short USTs? Not a fan of ZH in general. But he does bring up some good points. What is Gross's real position? Why is he hiding so much publicly? 4 years 6 months
First 3D Porn Film. Yet another example that North America is lacking in innovation compared to China. 4 years 7 months
Blond girl's UCLA video on asians youtube...ignore... 4 years 8 months
LOM groupHey, Anybody ever heard of this firm? Appears they are based in Bermuda and deal with offshore financial services. hmmmm 5 years 2 months
The True Wall Street 2?So it appears news out that Kevin Spacey has joined the cast of the upcoming rumored super-script "Margin Call" that was making alot of news at Cannes. The cast looks to be stellar: Kevin Spacey, Zachary Quinto and Stanley Tucci to say the least. I... 5 years 5 months


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We are saying the thing. Yes they are all...We are saying the thing. Yes they are all basically optimizing and logistics. But still LPG is an area that is more specialized than others. That said I have seen crude, lpg, folks move back and forth so you are correct basically same sort of job. 1 month 1 week
Now you comparing a whole lot of things across...Now you comparing a whole lot of things across different desks. Natty/power are the most easy to speculate and also the ones where smaller shops can take risk a lot easier again a natty/power hedge fund is truly just trading. Crude is next as there is some funds and shops who trade financial and... 1 month 2 weeks
Trading,like that PTJ documentary is when one can...Trading,like that PTJ documentary is when one can constantly take a position daily and change their position. One can also easily speculate. Both LNG and LPG is mostly logistical optimization. When you have long-term contracts linked to different products and various locations and as you... 1 month 2 weeks
Dang bud, took only 3months to burst the bubble....Dang bud, took only 3months to burst the bubble. Yup this is the reality of the gig and if nothing is in writing it stinks. One should always be chatting to headhunters truly trust me your boss and boss boss is doing the same. Vol is still crappy, so people put on larger positions and then things... 1 month 2 weeks
Still very new and niche. It ain't really trading...Still very new and niche. It ain't really trading truly its probably the most of any area in terms of specific to assets and contracts still. All the major firms are there need a big asset portfolio and balance sheet. 1 month 2 weeks
Since 2007, Central Bank policies globally...Since 2007, Central Bank policies globally worldwide have created a boom and bust in commodities markets. They made lending basically free and that allowed commodities to run much faster than was ever needed. When you push valuations to the levels they were and make lending free you also mess... 1 month 3 weeks
derivstrading: Again, you are disregarding debt...[quote="derivstrading"]Again, you are disregarding debt...[/quote] Debt and fact that volatility is low and the so called "G" has gone all-in at not exactly the right time. 1 month 4 weeks
derivstrading is truly bang on pretty much. I...derivstrading is truly bang on pretty much. I will give a perspective on commodities side of things. Commodities is very likely one of the hardest hit areas based on new regulation, there is massive scrunity on major firms now when dealing with certain customers. As well financing costs have... 2 months 16 hours
Traf is in as bad a position if not worse than...Traf is in as bad a position if not worse than Glencore. Everyone is bottom line they got way too greedy and bought way too many assets and way too much shit. Comparing to twitter makes no sense two totally different businesses and you really need to understand how Glencore makes their money. As... 2 months 16 hours
etenn is good ole TGP? With there 9000 daily...etenn is good ole TGP? With there 9000 daily emails about secondary service. Congrats bud seems you are on the right path. Only thing I will say is that it seems to me that you worked below more of a physical optimizer and purely cash guy. Also seems your new role will be the same. I will say as... 4 months 1 week
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