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Factors that affect 10yr and 2yr treasury yield

ladbet

How do you determine the factors that affect whether or not the treasury yield goes up or down? What would make one go up proportionally more than the other one?...

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BP’s Trader Development Program

spartanswill18

Hi all, I have just been granted a first round interview for BP’s Trader Development Program through HireVue. I am from a state school and do not have much relevant experience in trading. I am wondering what I should expect and how I can prepare to distinguish myself against other applicants. ...

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Physics & Math major needing advice

NRS1998

Hey everyone, I'm sure there are many people asking this question in one form or another so I'll try keep it simple: I'm a Physics and Maths/Stats major at a target university in Australia, GPA of 6.67/7, HD average and will be doing Honours in applied maths. I am interested in finance, have a pret...

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Best part about working in S&T?

anon1654

Is it your interest in the markets? Is it the meritocratic nature of the work? Is it the hours? Is it the less douchey environment compared to traditional IB? Let's hear it....

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Any energy traders here?

mswoonc

Looking to connect and bounce off ideas and views with other energy market makers / prop traders, if you're on ICE Chat or Skype, let me know....

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Fair salary request

Truman

Hey, Applying for an internship with a prop trading firm in HK and they want a salary request sent with the application... What is a fair salary in HK for a summer internship of about 4 months? I believe to be fairly in line with their needs in terms of software development skills. Would really ap...

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Questions to ask a trader

krispee

So I have a lot of phone interviews set up the next few weeks with traders from different BB on different desks. What are some good questions to ask the trader that makes me seem knowledgeable about the market without seeming like I’m trying to over impress them?...

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JPM Trading - Columbus

johnclevohio

Looking for some info about JPM trading in Columbus, OH. Primarily want to know which desks are located in Columbus and what support personnel sit on the desk. Are there compliance/business support people that sit on the desk. Or are they located elsewhere in the building. ...

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Is there any hope???

Granylagus

Hi. I'm a mid 20's male. I didn't go to college immediately after high school working meaningless jobs, and regret the decision. I'm currently a sophomore at baruch. Is there any hope for me to break into finance? If possible, I would like to be a quant some day....

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Programming on the job (non-quant)

Dig-Bick-Nick

What are typical BB firms' policies on employees writing and executing code on their computers? Where I interned was extremely strict about sending/receiving files and bringing files to/from work (a trader told me he wasn't able to use programs he wrote at another firm and had to rewrite them upon s...

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Research/Soft Dollar Quotas

gryphus

Question for the sales guys out there - has anyone ever been kicked off a bank's research or trading platform for not doing enough business? I'm interested in getting a certain bank's research, but I have no interest in trading with them on a regular basis (willing to make a few maintenance trades)...

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Freight Trading @ ABCD

StdntTrader

A few weeks ago I was introduced to a friend of a friend who works in strategy at ABCD. This person disclosed that their firm's most profitable trading desk was the freight desk, and that freight traders on average are the best paid. They added that it's been this way for a while. I didn't want t...

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How Do I Start my path?

Ester-Bae

Hey, Everyone, Disclaimer this Is my first post so go easy on me. General Info on me. I dropped out of my third year at a mediocre Business Management degree and moved to NYC at the age of 20 on my own, I worked sales jobs working 6/7day weeks 12 hours a day door to door, business to business for 2...

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Trafigura Graduate Programme content and post programme?

GoldlockWitness

After the completion of the Trafigura Graduate Programme, what happens to most members? Do all go on to become traders? Are some fired? Are some placed in analyst roles? How are these things decided and does anybody know what the pay would be after completing the Graduate Programme? ...

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Market making group exercise

BDX_LAW

Hi, I have an interview coming up that involves a group exercise, I'm guessing that it's going to be a market making game. Does anyone have any links or resources that show and explain how such a game would work? Thanks ...

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Heard on The Street Crack

RickyPackard3

Does anybody have a PDF or know of any place where I can find a copy of Heard on The Street by Tim Crack? ...

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Credit Sales

Incoming-Analyst94

What questions can on expect for credit sales (High yield debt) in an interview at a BB? Have an informational coming up but I can expect this to have some type of technical questions....

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Part Time Swap Desk Assistant

Natenberg

So I’ve been working in retail finance since graduation in May. Basically think business development. Took the job for security and automatic paycheck after school at a reputable asset manager with the aspect of career growth. Additionally I’m taking level one in June. Trading really interests...

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Flow Traders Final Round Case Study

Cnell

Hi, I'm currently interviewing for a position as a junior trader at Flow Traders. From what I've read online through glassdoor, the final round is has a case study. Does anyone have any tips about what to expect or how to prepare? Thanks!...

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Singapore Physical Commodities - Language Requirements

DriedMangoes

Hi WSO, How much of a disadvantage am I at in trying to pursue a career in physical commodities trading in Singapore if I don't speak a second language? From what I've read up here on the forums, this industry seems to be heavily relationship based. I assume that depending on the product traded cer...

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Starting Salary+Bonus @ ABCD for entry level merchandiser/junior trader roles

StdntTrader

Hoping to get some info on the starting salary+bonus @ ABCD for entry level merchandiser/junior trader roles. Anyone here in the industry care to shed light? Thx. ...

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LSE MSc A&F for London S&T after STEM BSc

stefanozzo2010

Hi guys, long time lurker here. I'd like to have some advice on how important the content of your master is for S&T. In particular, I'd like to know if, having a BSc in Physics, the LSE MSc in Accounting and Finance, eventually choosing the most quantitative modules available, could give me a real...

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Oil vs Nat Gas Trading

ASUgrad2017

I was recently offered a summer internship at an oil major at a certain location, my home town, in their natural gas trading program and accepted it. I am extremely excited about the opportunity! But, I have always been interested in crude oil. Maybe I am a little biased; as I took a certificate pro...

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Barclays vs Citi vs RBC S&T

ladbet

Want to know the pros and cons of S&T at any of those places assuming I don't know specifically where I want to go into (FICC, Equities, etc)...

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How do you decide what career path is best for you?

winningevil

Currently trying to decide what career path is best for me. After doing some research I've taken an interest in IBD, ECM/DCM, ER, Trading & Structuring. Obviously I know this covers quite a wide range of jobs so I was wondering the best way to narrow this list down so I can target my applications. ...

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Effects of Decarbonization/Environmental Regulation on Prospects for O&G Trading

energy_career

I've noticed that the conversation in the energy industry over the last couple of years has really started shifting towards decarbonization and sustainability. Regardless of what anybody's personal beliefs are, all of the major O&G companies are facing stiff pressure from shareholders and lawmakers ...

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Energy Trading: Career Path, Lifestyle, Wages, etc

GingerGuy

We hear a lot on this forum about S&T at the large banks. I'd like to hear more information about what energy supply and trading careers are like at the supermajors (BP, Shell, Mobil, etc). How do they compare to BB S&T in terms of the actual job, necessary background, career path, wages, lifestyle...

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Carbon emissions trading

TaTa

Iwas wondering if anyone out there is in the business of carbon emissions trading. I find it fascinating given that it is expected to grow into a trillion $ market in the next 10 years. Who can one learn more about CET? Have commodities firms (Glen, Traf, Vitol etc) set up departments for this?...

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PetChem Trading?

GoodBread

Might be a bit niche but does anyone here know much about the petchem trading industry? Like who the main players for BTX aromatics and methanol/ammonia? I can gather that on the ammonia side Trammo and Ameropa are big, and that Methanex is the world's largest methanol producer/distributor, but apar...

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Associate - Operational Internal Audit - Energy/Commodities Trading - NYC

edmcnally212

Top bank seeks a mid-career professional for their internal audit team, with at least 5 years of post-undergraduate experience, focused mainly on energy and commodities capital markets, but also equities, currencies and across other trading platforms as required. The selected candidate will spend a...

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VP - Operational Internal Audit - Energy/Commodities Trading - NYC

edmcnally212

Top bank seeks a senior leader on their internal audit team, focused mainly on energy and commodities capital markets, but also equities, currencies and across other trading platforms as required. The selected candidate will spend approximately 20% of their time traveling across the US and Canada, ...

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Prop Trading In NYC

eqtraderrr

Want a career in prop trading? Want to learn from veteran traders in our NYC office? 90% don’t make it their first 1-3 years 5% make decent 6 figures/year 5% make over 7 figures/year Looking for young guys who are willing to put in long hours to learn, aggressive, and a love for the markets. Int...

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Sec Lending Internship - Am I falling into Ops?

MonsieurPick

I accepted a role as an intern in Sec Lending in one of the biggest operations for it a short while ago and I'm wondering what exactly the role will entail as I'm yet to be told specifically. I'll be sat on the trading desk with the Sec Lending team - this doesn't sound like ops does it? Is working...

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hesitating, help please

htmar

Hi, I am a year away from Uni graduation , and I am looking for opportunities. I was lucky to get an internship in a HF (good size, think 2-3 Bn) and I like the team and the strategy. They focus on distressed and corporate credit. I also ''happened'' to get a BB S&T SA offer. My long term goal i...

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Relevant Background for Physical Commodities Trading

Prospectivestudent123

Hi, I'm currently taking part in a selective finance master's program. I don't have any noteworthy experience in the physical commodities space. Generally, is it even possible to enter this sector without a degree in engineering/chemistry? \ If yes, how should one best prepare (other than of course...

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I am a new member

Thảo Nhi

I am a new member, so I do not have a friend. You can make friends with me. I want to learn more. Thank you....

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Hedging Futures Spreads (Intra-market) - Asking EXPERIENCED Traders

mswoonc

I'm having some difficult hedging spreads that aren't moving in linear, especially with the forward curve not being smooth due to seasonal changes. How do you guys hedge your bigger sized positions? Possibly hedge it off with a different spread, possibly using a correlation / covariance matrix?...

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AMA: Gas Scheduler to Gas Trader

Butterbean

I embark on my journey as a Trader in two weeks, as I just gave my two week notice from a shop in Houston to the East Coast. Going from a NG Scheduler to a NG Trader/Scheduler, still young (3-ish years since UG). You can read more about my background here: Finally a Gas Trader ...

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Better Place to Be in Current Market Environment: Debt or Equity?

bulls1997

Pretty self-explanatory. In the current market environment, with uncertainty for the foreseeable future, where is the ideal place to be and why? Feel free to talk about specific desks/products on debt/equity that usually withstand volatility & uncertainty well. Or just from a macro perspective, the ...

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Help:Are there any associations in this field which demand outstanding achievement of their members ?

Mudit-saxena

Are there any associations/private groups/inner circles in this field of day trading which demand outstanding achievement of their members? Members could be day traders or day trading mentors ... Associations could be of any type, size, and structure, including prop trading firms. Any help or gu...

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Compensation of commodities trading firms compared to supermajor oil and gas companies

energy_career

I was having a conversation with a friend about the compensation of an oil trader at a company like Vitol, Trafigura, Glencore etc. compared to one at a company like BP, Shell or P66, and assumed that the compensation was much greater at the trading firms. However after looking at glassdoor the sala...

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Career Advice for a wealth management sales professional?

limitless33

Hey Everyone.. I have finally joined WSO after years of lurking... hoping some of you can help put me in the right direction. I started my career different. I saw so many friends go to university and graduate with a finance degree only to go work at some retail company making minimum wage. I didn't...

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Commodity trading - should I stay or should I go?

da_kid_14

Hi All, I am currently trading ag products with ABCD firm. I've been promoted twice in two years and have been given a lot of great opportunities and responsibilities that a trader would typically not receive until later in their career. (or so i'm told). My current job consists of challenging wor...

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Completely detaching from the running trades

danydebrown

Imagine if a businessman is working with a company and his work is to maintain the market saturation. In that case, the man who is doing such work will have to keep up with the markets. He or she will have to monitor all the feedback from the markets. Then the sales will also have to be monitored by...

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Additional round after super day

Chr15

Hi I have done a super day with MS IED HK SA, and was asked to do an additional round with the ED a day after the Superday. I think I nailed the additional round because the ED said he’s gonna leave a feedback to HR and proceed me to the next round. But now I am at Day 7 after superday, still no...

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sourcing out of zero

Anonymous Monkey

Hello I have recceived no training what so ever. I spend all day reading news and doing "market reasearch". I feel I am going to get fired for not cbringing any business. What should I do?...

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Want to learn

Truman

Hello, I am an aspiring trader but to I believe that I know next to nothing. I did a test for a large European bank which turned out to be about options and blew it completely. I recently had a fixed income course that briefly covered the subject, and thought it was interesting. Now, I'd like to re...

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