Getting into commodities trading seat

Hello All, 

Would appreciate some honest advice. Currently Summer Analyst in NYC with European BB in S&T. I think commodities trading is the role I would enjoy the most, most interested in energy. Oil is what made me love markets and I still haven't found anything that speaks to me as much as energy does. 

I hope to go work for a Glencore, Traifugra, Vitol type of place though I don't care much about name if I can prop trade energy.  From what I have read, Natty is a cool market but the idea of Carbon futures has also peaked my interest. I would love any advice: books to read, how to get there, or recommended further education. Thank you!

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  • Analyst 3+ in S&T - Comm
Aug 11, 2021 - 10:25pm

World for sale was an interesting read. I do think commodities is a good spot to land. They will only continue to grow

  • Summer Associate in S&T - FI
Aug 11, 2021 - 11:14pm

I see that the big shops are European and seem to have their strongest presence from energy to Metals in Europe.

I am American though and don't really see myself moving to Europe. I guess it's not impossible my

parents themselves are immigrants but do you happen to have any color on American opportunities. Will be in NYC currently but anywhere in America is fine.

Thanks for the help!!!!!!

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Aug 16, 2021 - 8:52am

Hey there, you seem like a good young kid. I graduated 2 years ago and now am a junior phys gas trader at a major American utility. 

I interviewed at the big banks and everything and for 2 of the merchant shops you mentioned above. PM me if you want to hear my side about getting into the space. Seems like you are doing well already by interning at a BB in S&T. 

  • Summer Associate in S&T - FI
Aug 16, 2021 - 5:53pm

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