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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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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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Difficulty Check

Mostly Random Dude

Need a favor from the community. Was interviewing a guy today and asked him a few intermediate options questions. Since he failed to answer any of them, I wanted to check if people find these questions overly difficult. (1) When would you early ex an American call? Is there any uncertainty and how...

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Need an EXPERIENCED Futures Traders Help

mswoonc

So I'm currently a Junior Trader, prop trading and making markets in energy products. Not officially trading yet, as I'm still learning the product. I have a few questions that I can't figure out. 1) Let's say I'm bought Jan19-Feb19 and Feb19-Mar19 spreads and I want to unwind down my positions. I ...

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Ripple vs Swift and Nostros/Vostros

Allusion

Things have been slow at work so did a little research, and apparently there's a bit of a battle going on between Swift and Ripple the start up software company. If you aren't familiar with what Swift and Ripple do here are two good resources; http://www.investopedia.com/articles/personal-finance/...

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Inflation and Bonds

Chasxy

Hi all, I get that there is an inverse relationship between bond prices and interest rates. However, the FINRA exam I just took would not such an easy question in such a straight forward format. Instead (as I remember it), the question asked what would happen to bonds in a high inflation environ...

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Help, my career has got off to an awful start!

YoungDumbFullOfRum

Hey WSO, Looking for some advice, please. I graduated from university in the UK last July and have spent the past seven months working as a freight trader at a niche firm in Switzerland. Before taking the role, I did the usual internships expected of any undergrad keen for a role in markets: spri...

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EMEA Barclays Business Insight 2

winningevil

Hi guys, I would like to know whether someone has gone through Barclays' Business Insight 2 for London Trading & Structuring SA. I have been invited to a Business Insight 2 online assessment. Does anyone know what it is about? What kind of questions I'll get? Thanks....

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Machine Learning course at Stanford

BrianHunter

Monkeys, A friend bought for me the course as a present. It seems a very good course from a great prof about machine learning, programming and AI. I'd like to know if you guys think that I can put it on my CV. Is Coursera, fine, but yet also Stanford prof and resources Cheers...

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CAN BAD GRADES RESCIND SUMMER ANALYST OFFER AT BB?

Xhh

After I recruited at a Bulge bracket, I got 4A/B grades and 1 C+ and 2 C- because of some very hard courses. My GPA went from around a 3.6/3.7 to a 3.4/3.5. Its still above 3.3 though. Can my offer get rescinded? Im very scared...

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Corporate or institutional sales? Pros and cons.

harrydixon2

I'm starting a job at a large IB in the sales department and need to decide between corporate or institutional sales. Any help would be much appreciated....

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Initial Interview

Ryan-Golden1

I am a senior at a non target school and am a finance major. I have applied to 300 different jobs in finance focusing on Investment Banking and Institutional sales. I started off with blindly applying to different positions with no connections at all and shortly realized I will never acquire a job w...

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Future of Cash Equity Sales and Exit Ops

streetrules

Hi everyone, I will be participating in a summer internship program in Equity Sales and Trading. I am a bit concerned about the long-term prospects of the Cash Equity Sales desk and exit opportunities. I might like to work in the buy-side down the line. Any insights would be very helpful! ...

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Failed to pass Flow Traders math test, feeling I've missed a good opportunity

Ad Quaeram

So, I applied for Flow Traders in Amsterdam. That place seemed awesome, one of the best rated company on Glassdoor, fantastic benefits, truly my dream place. After recieving a positive feedback for my cv I made a "neurolympics" test that went really well and today I had the math test, which I think ...

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Best Desks for Sell-Side Trader --> Buy-Side Macro PM

LittleRocketMan

Hey guys, So I will be interning at a well known MM bank within the S&T division this summer and am looking for some insight as to which desk would be the right fit for me. My long term goal is to become a buy-side PM and understand that the skills learned from Macro trading transfer over pretty we...

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BB Operations to Sales, Help.

a.b.c

Hello, I'm currently a final-year student at a top 20 UK university (non-target for IB, semi-target at best). I'm doing Bachelor of Arts in Management, expected grade 2:1 (I guess that's 3.0-3.5 GPA). I want to do Sales (S&T) or M&A. To be honest, I would be happy with literally anything that is FO...

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http://maleenhancementshop.info/one-beast-test/

Arleneaperkins

I had that conundrum with One Beast Test. Get over this concept: It shows important taste on my part. One Beast Test was the best bread I ever spent. One Beast Test lets you run away from it all and I don't have polished blueprints. Do I know everything in reference to One Beast Test? That probably ...

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Wheeling Power within PJM

Gbelley

What are the steps involved with wheeling power from one location/counterparty/source to another location/ctpy/sink within PJM? For this example, let's assume it's all DA settle, either next day or next month, etc Theory is I would buy power from one ctpy at their injection/source point and sink i...

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Courses to Trade Physical Commodities

MartinT

Hi Can anyone recommend Courses for leaning to trade physical commodities in London or online. Thank you Martin ...

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Macquarie CGM

41seaguls

I’m curious if anyone knows which teams and desks within Macquarie’s Commodities and Global Merkets group are performing well right now. Or if anyone has any recommendations for someone with an upcoming rotational internship on which functions/teams to request. Thank you! ...

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Physical Commodity Trading: Useful Accreditations and Skill Sets?

LongGamma94

Seeking some advice once again from the physical guys on this forum. I recently accepted an entry-level role in the physical space. It's a great opportunity, and I'll have plenty of time for learning/development outside of work. So I was wondering: besides networking my ass off and learning the ins...

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https://healthykidssmartkids.com/sizevital/

ojpy

**SizeVital** they could only lift a maximum ofreps. Group A did thosereps insets ofand took every set ...

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http://supplementtalks.com/andro-stack-x/

CatherineCain

I wonder if the rumors will affect Andro Stack X positively. I just obtained a legendary Andro Stack X. Not now, anyhoo. I was born with a silver spoon in my mouth. I couldn't come up with anything more revolutionary than this theory. That's how to deal with your typical Another advantage of Andro S...

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Inflation Options - liquidity of market, players, more information?

ForTheDream

Hey guys, does anyone know anything about Inflation Options? Are these actively traded? What is the liquidity compares to Inflation Swaps (EUR or USD) and to Swaptions (again, EUR or USD)? In particular, I am asking these questions on the European inflation options market. Thanks a lot for your h...

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Role of Quants in Credit Investing/ Trading: ABS, Structured Credit, Corporate Loans

CDOMonkey

The evolution of credit trading electronically and potentially automatically is all but guaranteed. What are current Credit HF, and other investors/ trader of credit doing at the moment on automating credit trading? • Banks • Regional banks • Finance companies • BDCs • Institutional inv...

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HFT vs. Options MM

BlinkTy

I've been fortunate enough to secure an internship at a large quant fund. Part of the internship involves a rotation to one of the two groups in the title. I have a few questions that I'd love to get a broader opinion on: * How does the future look for these two areas? For example, from what I un...

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S&T offer advice please!

Wanderful

I have received an offer from UBS and Morgan Stanley. Both are S&T summer analyst position. The UBS S&T internship allows you to rotate across different desks and it is located in London. On the other hand, the full name for S&T at Morgan Stanley is Institutional Equities, Prime Brokerage and Bank...

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Accept offer or not?

Truman

Hello people, I live in Europe, and I would like to work in trading, however, I have no real experience in the area. S&T summers have not been going so well for me (see my latest thread) so I started applying for other stuff that I thought could be relevant. I believe that my applications have not ...

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Folexin Pills Trial Information !

folexinerne

Folexin is anything but difficult to buy as you simply need to tap the standard beneath and basically fill your subtleties and leave rest upon us. You will be advised when your request gets booker and affirmed for conveyance. Male pattern baldness is something we as a whole need to keep away from y...

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BBeating the drum for another major recession

dennett4425

After experiencing seven major recessions in the United States since 1960 roughly on the average of every 7 years I feel that we need to stop and put a halt to this process the majority of us do not benefit yet it seems that the upper level resets everything at lower prices so they can buy even more...

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What to buy in a US currency crisis

whatsapitchbook

Hello, In the case that there is a debt or currency crisis in the US - what would be some solid choices for selecting assets to profit off this kind of event? Gold seems like an obvious one but is there more? I’m interested in opinions on foreign currencies and EM stocks and how they would be...

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Exit Opps for Commodity Trading? (Oil/Gas/Power)

mhayesall918

I was just wondering where people who start in commodities trading normally end up. Do they just climb the ladder and stop at the top of the trade floor or are there other financial positions available to them? ...

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PCNSC Exam VCE Questions Answers

Bella-Jullia

Do you want to succeed in PCNSC exam at first attempt? Then you must seek help from **VceTests** and get the best exam dumps for your Palo Alto Networks PCNSC exam. We possess excellent exam stuff with questions answers in PDF files and Exam engine layouts. We are confident about the accuracy and va...

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choice of prop firm offers?

WanabeeTrader

Hey all, I currently have offers from Belvedere and Volant. Offers differ considerably in comp, but volant is also in nyc so there's a cost of living difference. I was wondering what each firm's reputation was, or any other info that would help me make my choice. Thanks!!...

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Offer at a Supermajor

DeltaDecay

Hello everyone. I need advice from people in Commodity Trading. I have been offered a role of Marine Coordinator/Operator at a Super Major. I have also interned in Risk for another Super Major. I want to work as a trader in commodities in the future and know that operations knowledge is very useful...

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Structured Credit Insights?

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Can someone explain a bit more about the various roles/desks in structured credit? And what is it like working in this area as a trader/structurer? What is the environment like now in structured credit and which banks are doing well in this area? Also, what sort of backgrounds is required - is a m...

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Trading Floor BS

asc_fic

HI All I'm an Associate in S&T on the sales side. I've had a good experience so far but changes have taken place at work which puts me at a disadvantage (reporting to not so friendly higher up). My resume looks a little hoppy given I've moved around almost every 2years, 3 times now and I want to av...

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is ETF Trading a good place to start?

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End of the Summer - Peace at last

TripleDown

Its almost September, school will be starting soon and many off you will be left with empty spaces where the plucky interns sat. Maybe it is just me but this years litter seemed particularly precious. They all just seemed so focused on being a "perfect" person, working (apparently, in some cases),...

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Incoming SA Intern - Places to live in Toronto

burgeryearl

I've received and accepted a SA offer in S&T with one of the CAD banks in Toronto. I'm completely new to Toronto region (never lived in Ontario in my life). Anyone have any suggestions for cheap places/closeby places to live during these upcoming 4 months? Or any nice neighborhoods you would recomm...

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What "Models" Do You Guys Follow When Trading Options?

achille_17

Hi Everyone, As title suggests, I am curious as to what strategies you option traders out there follow. I have been trading options for nearly a year now (started paper trading and just understanding the basics - did that for 2 years). I always do relatively small trades since I'm a broke college k...

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