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AMA: I'm a Dry Bulk Physical Trader

UnfinishedSentenc

I'm a Physical Trader in the Asia region and look after a combined book of +1Mt for origination and sales of dry-bulk commodities. My background has been in some way or form of international trade, with 6+ years in operations before getting into a trading gig. I trade majority of dry bulk...

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Front Office Market Risk

The Original Mark Hannah

Lads, I’m constantly seeing people on LinkedIn, and on job offers that say “Market Risk Front Office position” etc. I also have a friend that just put on his LinkedIn header “Market Risk front office at Bank X (BB)” I tried to ask and he says that is because they meet clients...

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Bloomberg Terminal Purpose

enterprisevalued26

Do asset managers have Bloomberg simply for research or is it mostly used to place trades? What is the best research tool to use in sales and trading?

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ACT Commodities & Entering Commodities Trading

jogro778

Hello all, I was recently contacted by a firm called ACT Commodities, which specializes in the niche environmental commodities trading space. They are a small Dutch-based firm trading a variety of environmental commodities, such as renewable energy, biofuels, etc. After talking to their HR staff,...

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Electronic trading, what is it? Would you start your career in electronic sales?

Bejung

Few questions, 1.) Is electronic trading also trading? If not what is the difference? 2.) what is electronic sales? At Guggenheim there is an opening in electronic trading sales in equities, what would you actually do/sell? 3.) any idea what compensation and exit opportunities are like for this?...

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Series 7 with Kaplan QBank?

Pat-Reilly

So I've been using Kaplan after using PassPerfect for awhile and feeling like it was doing me no good. I read the majority of the Kaplan book and I'm taking QBank quizzes now. I alternate between doing 10-15 at a time and then doing 125 when I have the time. Right now I'm averaging in the mid 70% ra...

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Lateralling advice for traders

Thisman

Hi, I'm a junior trader at a middle market bank, wanting to lateral to a BB/prop shop. Could anyone please share their knowledge or experience about lateralling to a trading job? While there seems to be some posts about lateralling for i-bankers, I haven't seen quite so for traders. Please direct me...

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S&T Summer Intern Prep - 2 Months Out

derivstrading

So with two months to go, I thought it would be a good shout for all those about to start s&t internships to give a couple points of advice on things you should be doing before you start in 2 months time. Im hoping more useful tips will be added by experienced users as comments. These are the top t...

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S&T Most Popular Desks Among Interns

shadowforce

Hey y'all, Just out of curiosity, what are the most popular desks for summer interns to rotate? ......

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How do professional traders calculate and manage risk?

ebitdagod

Whenever I watch or read interviews with successful traders they always stress the importance of risk management. How exactly do professional traders calculate risk (formulas etc.)? Are they simply looking at VAR or are there more advanced risk management strategies used by professional traders that...

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SIE

Chasxy

Why does my FINRA profile state t hat I passed the Securities Industry Examination (SIE) on October 1, 2018 when I have never taken such an exam? I have passed 4 other FINRA exams, however. Thanks. ...

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What are the prospects for LNG trading going forward? Would now be a good time to move into this area?

Ashbeck2l

So in currently interviewing for an LNG trading role but from all of the info I can find, it seems to be a fairly underdeveloped market. I am fairly junior in my career so I'm not looking so much at the short term but I would like to know if now is a good time to move into the area? The role is w...

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Programming vs Math. Which should come first?

mswoonc

So I'm a full time prop trader at a market making firm and I've been looking to expand my knowledge. I have a basic understanding of programming and a pretty solid grasp on math but I'm no quant. Really, I want to expand my horizon as a trader and want to ask you all if you think learning in depth p...

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Slippery by Liam Carroll?

Rotterdam

Anyone read the book in the title of this post? Had it recommended to me by a couple guys I used to work with in Houston that are in the oil trading space and was curious to hear if it had made it out of those circles yet. Just ordered it on Amazon, looking forward to reading it. Amazon reviews loo...

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Stay honest for the sake of your proper performance

danydebrown

To make your mind work properly, it has to experience positivity. There will be no good positivity in the trading business without traders being honest with themselves. Because it does not create any kind of illusion for the traders. All of them remain in the real world. Then the proper trading appr...

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The pursuit of wealth in the Forex market

danydebrown

Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you are going to get. In trading, people have high expectations and trade with hard work and practice. You spent sleepless nights on trying to understand the strategy, spent thousands of hours only to know when the right trend will come on the ma...

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Trading Interview - Confidence Interval

interviewquestions82421

Suppose the interviewer asks you to make a market on X. Then the interviewer follows up: how confident are you in your answer? Suppose you say 90%. **1. Is your % of confidence supposed to correspond to a confidence interval here?** **2. Is this interval supposed to be large or small (relative to ...

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Computer science courses for algo trading

Macro Arbitrage

What are some of the computer science courses that an Economics/Finance major should take at minimum in order to be knowledgeable enough to join a non-top 10 HFT/quant prop firm? As of now, I have only taken freshman introduction to computer science yet I am taking a lot of mathematics, statistics ...

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Chances of returning to S&T/IB after military / choices

sirlancelot11

Have a FT offer for a top-3 BB in trading following the summer (London), but have also begun my application to the UK military (Officer graduate programme). Despite the good pay and interesting work, I'm having doubts as to whether this is really how I want to spend my best/fittest years, and I fee...

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Can an options portfolio simultaneously be net short Gamma + net long Delta?

StdntTrader

[quote="derivstrading"] 12:00 – company announces a profit warning, unfortunately you have a short gamma position and the stock is down 5%. This is one of the situations you hate to be in. The stock is down 5% and because of the short gamma you are long a lot of delta. Now do you sell the shares ...

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Thoughts on charting platforms

Anonymous Monkey

I am interested in knowing your opinions on charting platforms. mainly Amibroker and Tradingview. Also thoughts on algo trading. best languages....

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Series 7 Top-Off Exam

830AtDorsia

Has anyone taken the Series 7 Top-Off exam? I realize it is less than a month old, was curious if anyone has taken it yet and can provide some useful advice on the exam. Top-Off is the post Oct 1st 2018 exam, assuming you have passed the pre-req exam. Any advice helps, or useful links about the test...

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Inreasing Redemptions in Agency-MBS

Flomm

In a recent comment PIMCO stated that it might represent an investment opportunity if redemptions of agency-mbs that currently trade under par increase. Can s/o briefly elaborate on that? Don't really understand how that might be advantageous from an investor perspective....

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Best S&T desk for someone interested in quant/research?

y90y90

Incoming SA at JPMorgan, but I'm really more interested in the quant research or prop trading route in the future. What kind of desks are 1) a good fit for someone with a math/CS/quantitative background or are 2) doing the best currently and would set me up well? From what I hear rates and credit i...

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Best books for quantitative trading and algorithmic

LearnToInvest

Hello everyone, I'm here to ask you for advice on what is the best book or list of books to read on quantitative trading. I would like to know more about indicators to use, methods for quantitative trading, for algorithmic strategy, how to choose stocks and create a portfolio from scratch. I therefo...

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https://crackedmuscles.com/chill-plus-gummies/

sebastiano47

Chill Plus CBD People like candy for Chill Plus CBD sweet taste created by its sugar content. Chill Plus CBD flavor is rich and Chill Plus CBD treats come in different types. Their consistency attracts many people and whether you prefer hard, crunchy, or chewy candy, it is not difficult to find. In ...

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Summer 2019 Summer Analyst Outlook

Tego987

With seemingly so much uncertainty as to where the market is going, one day the next bull market is starting while the next day people make it sound like '08 all over again, what do you guys think about joining a top BB S&T program this summer as a Summer Analyst in terms of FT offers? I understand ...

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Is S&T really dying?

Blue Horsehoe

I hear a lot on this forum about the death of sales and trading, but some BB's are showing 20% profit growth in that area. Is it really dying?...

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