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  2. Stay on commods desk at BB or move to glencore/trafigura?

    I've been on my desk (metals) for two years. I like it here, i still feel like i'm learning, and i do think i could have a successful career here into the future. I don't want to name names but it is considered in the top tier in commoditie ...

    35 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 11 2018 - 1:28am -

  3. XOM Staffing Up Trade Desk

    Looking to get some of the opinions of the other physical trade guys in the forum, but anyone feel free to chime in. Given the moves XOM has made, what are your opinions on having another monster trading shop coming into the market? I agree with the senti ...

    29 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 13 2018 - 9:26am -

  4. Commodities desk ranking

    Guys, What's your ranking of commodities desks? I think GS, MS, JPM and BarCap should be the top four. Any ideas? Also, when it comes to each products (Energy, Metals, Ags), how does the ranking look like? Any European bank is strong in this space? J ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 22 2018 - 6:58pm -

  5. WTF Just Happened to Silver?

    Anyone watching the global spot market for silver right now? I have about 100k invested in silver and needless to say the 1% per minute drop before was scary as hell. Any ideas as to what caused it? And what silver will open at in the U.S. tomorrow? It� ...

    58 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 1 2011 - 7:46pm -

  6. Physical Commodities Trainee Traders

    Hello WSO, Does anyone have any information regarding structured trainee trader programs at physical commodities trading shops? I know that you are often expected to spend time in ops/scheduling/risk/deals desk etc. in general at the entry-level. For a st ...

    79 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2012 - 4:49am -

  7. Physical commodity trading in Europe

    Hi everyone, i'm new and it's 3:20am in a beautiful city in Italy. Please keep all errors. They are welcome gifts from my part. I have some questions regarding physical commodity trading in Europe, especially in Italy & Germany, since these ...

    26 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 3 2017 - 9:32pm -

  8. Best Commodities Products?

    What commodities are best to trade in the mid/long term? Talking about physical trading at Glencore, Vitol, Trafigura...etc Currently an undergrad in Europe and I have the opportunity to work part-time as an assistant LNG or Copper trader. Physical, not p ...

    12 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 7 2019 - 12:19pm -

  9. Battle of The Online Brokerages!!!!

    So this is just a forum to help decide which online broker is the best, i've done some research have personally decided TradeKing is the way to go, but I'm looking for some insight into your opinions and your reasons, any horror stories? amazing ...

    168 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 25 2013 - 6:03am -

  10. How many commodities guys on here?

    Just curious as I just joined the forum how many people on here are involved in commodities and if so what they do. I'm specifically in energies but would like to kind of get a raise of hands for all commodities guys/girls here. Commodities energy &a ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2014 - 8:31pm -

  11. Trafigura graduate program

    Trafigura, the giant commodities training firm, is hiring for its graduate programme. You do a 2-year rotation at either geneva, singapore, stamford, buenos aires. Wondering if anyone has interviewed with them. Curious to know what they're like. trad ...

    44 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:12am -

  12. Quit Breeding!!!

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from October 2011. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. At a time when the last thing the world needs is more mou ...

    43 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 22 2012 - 8:45am -

  13. Offer at a Supermajor

    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 k ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 29 2018 - 2:52am -

  14. Where Do You Have Your Money?

    It dawned on me yesterday while writing my post that we do a lot of speculation on this site...but I am not sure how many of us really speculate. Needless to say if you are working on a desk at a prop shop or at a trading arm of a bulge bracket, you have ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2011 - 11:46am -

  15. How to Capitalize On Low Natural Gas

    With the AECO spot price under $2, and the Henry Hub price at the mid $2 range, many investors are running away from gas stocks all together. Investors are also trying to play "hero" as they try to time the bottom of prices and so far have gotte ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2012 - 10:16pm -

  16. Good Books/Websites for Commodity Trading?

    Hey everyone I am sophomore and I want to learn more about trading commodities and commodities itself. Could you guys refer me to some great books and (preferably) websites to get started on commodity trading at a beginner's level? Thanks Commodities ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2013 - 1:00pm -

  17. Books on Physical Commodity Trading

    It seems like there's been an increasing amount of attention given to the physical commodities business on this site lately. If anyone can recommend any good books on the subject please post them here. Thanks. P.S.- Already read the King of Oil. Comm ...

    33 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 18 2017 - 3:38pm -

  18. Should Speculators Determine the Price of Goods Everyone Needs?

    Growing up, my parents always emphasized the importance of working hard, saving money, and investing wisely. Neither of my parents worked in finance so the only investments I grew up learning about was investing in the stock market and being able to pick ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 2 2011 - 10:19am -

  19. Trading Weather and Making it Rain

    If you could trade weather and make money, would you do it? Or better yet, even think that it is possible? You could add this as something being bizarre and Ripley may add it to his bizarre collection. Believe it or not, it is possible to trade weather. M ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  20. Gold bugs squashed by aggressive selling

    Bullion sinks to five-year low on concerted wave of selling... 'curious what you guys think of this.. looks like the fall was mainly during the asian trading hours. Is this china's way of trying to assuage fears of impending stock market losses? ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 25 2015 - 2:00pm -

  21. What's the FRACKING deal?

    Fracking. It is the multi billion dollar word that most of you should know very well. Also known as hydraulic fracturing, the process uses water, sand, chemicals and pressure to crack rock deep beneath the earth's surface, releasing vast amounts of p ...

    26 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 15 2011 - 12:35pm -

  22. Food Inflation is Sexy

    With food prices growing in correlation to various commodities on the rise, American companies are reacting in turn by shrinking packages while keeping prices level. Surprisingly this has not created as great an uproar as I expected amongst the citizenry ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 28 2015 - 7:16pm -

  23. Commodities Trading- Tons of post that S&T is downsizing

    I've been seeing a ton of posts here about this, because it seems that now that BB S&T is downsizing everybody is looking for the next best thing. I am addressing this because I think it needs to be said, and it seems to be what most of these thr ...

    26 comments - 3 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 10:16pm -

  24. Physical commodities trading house- natural gas analyst role- is this a good opportunity?

    Did numerical / logical tests, phone interview, simple Excel exercise and an interview in CH. ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 4 2015 - 11:01am -

  25. Why Is This Illegal?

    I was going to post something about this yesterday. The CFTC has charged a handful of small players with market manipulation in response to the 2008 oil spike to $147 a barrel. And I'm really at a loss for what these guys did that was illegal. Sure, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 26 2011 - 5:09am -

  26. Glencore: Goldman's worst nightmare?

    Interesting article on business insider about how Goldman is freaked out about the Volcker rule. Specifically, they're scared of Glencore and the threat it poses to their commodities business. Goldman is one of the 3 big BB commodities players, along ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2011 - 9:23pm -

  27. Trading at Oil Company vs. Bank

    Currently looking into these two. What are the pro's/cons of trading oil/nat gas/power at a bank vs. big oil company, besides compensation? Tried search, but no direct answer. trading energy Commodities Shell Oil Company Salary ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:52pm -

  28. Physical Energy Trading And Logistics

    Most commodity markets tend to be driven by a few basic factors which are freight on one side, price on the other side and qualities. Each commodity market has its own particularities. Most of what I will generally talk about applies to oil and the liquid ...

    11 comments - 11 silver bananas - Apr 12 2019 - 2:37pm -

  29. Citi Commodities Analyst 2020

    I recently interviewed at the Citi Commodities Analyst program. It has been 2 weeks already and I haven't heard anything back. Did anyone else already interviewed for this position before? Definitely would like to hear your thoughts or share any inte ...

    7 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 4 2019 - 5:47am -

  30. The day in the life of a physical commodities trader?

    I've been trying to find an article showing a day in the life of a physical commodities trader. Can someone help? Commodities ...

    24 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2013 - 9:31am -

  31. Is more regulation the answer to high commodity prices?

    ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/96a70cba-968c-11e0-afc5-00144feab49a.html#axzz1PORrPVOg">Sarko thinks so. Nicolas Im not 5'5 Sarkozy: One of the chief dangers threatening growth today is the rising level of raw material prices... It risks keeping million ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 16 2011 - 11:00pm -

  32. Peak Oil? How about Peak… Everything?

    I'm sure some of you have already read this but nevertheless, I'm posting it here anyway. GMO LLC Chairman and strategist extraordinaire Jeremy Grantham released another of his epic letters yesterday, and while bears around the world are trying ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2011 - 8:57pm -

  33. Commodities Trading- Differences between firms?

    Anyone know the differences between trading at an oil/energy firm like BP, on a commodities desk at an IB, and at a huge diversified producer/marketer like Glencore/Trafigura, if any? If you had the choice, what would you go for? Thanks in advance. Commod ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 10:15pm -

  34. SGX...the sleeping giant

    Sometimes truly significant events slip beneath the cracks and few people notice. Our brains are trained to focus on tight definitions and established topics. Occasionally, the result is that we ignore huge events wrapped up in no frills packages. For ins ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2010 - 12:17pm -

  35. Citi Commodities

    Anyone have any info on Citi commodities? They do OCR at my school and a lot of people I know have accepted offers from their commodity S&T desk in Houston. What is their reputation? Is their commodity desk a dying business like at most other firms? O ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 6 2015 - 10:49am -

  36. Commodities: Where is your Money?

    Imagine a scenario wherein you have $1 million to invest in any one commodity with a 5-year horizon. Where do you put your money? Where do you see the largest upside potential? The commodity can be physical (you plan on redeeming gold for physical bullion ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 9 2012 - 7:45am -

  37. What's causing surge in commodities?

    What has caused the recent surge in commodity prices? From what I know, long commodities is a hedge for inflation, except if QE2's goal was to reverse deflation and have normal levels of inflation, then assuming the surge was based on bets of rampant ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2010 - 1:03am -

  38. Hedge Fund Kings

    The Financial Times has recently released their top 10 Hedge Fund manager list, and no surprise here, it's pretty much a cross section of the funds found on this recent thread. (Which I just found out also has a link to the article... Moving on.) Net ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 15 2010 - 11:53am -

  39. Corn: Bubbling or Bursting?

    Demographics shift along with the times and after reading the following article about booming corn prices, I can't help to wonder if some small street in Nebraska will some day soon become the "Wall Street of the Midwest". For those of you ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2011 - 12:51pm -

  40. Noble Group: industry rep and other info?

    anyone know anything about these guys? i'm going to a career event next week hosted by them. it's a bit odd that they're commodity and energy traders but based out of hong kong. anyways, would like to hear about their industry rep. trading ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2015 - 4:12pm -

  41. The Fabric of our Lives

    The fabric of our lives and arguably the most significant commodity in America's relatively short history. Cotton. Something we rarely discuss in finance is making the largest and fastest push seen in the commodity sector, since there has been an off ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 11:48am -

  42. Where are commodities heading to?

    any thoughts? Commodities ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2012 - 10:17am -

  43. How High will Gold and Silver Climb?

    With gold advancing to record highs and silver hitting Hunt brother levels not seen in many of your life times, it's time for a little speculative competition. Where will gold and silver stand by the end of the year? By now, even the financially illi ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2011 - 10:31am -

  44. Corn Hits Record High

    Corn hit a record high yesterday amid a worsening drought affecting 90% of the nation's crop. I have to admit I haven't really been paying attention, because I haven't traded corn since 1999. Of course I'd seen the news about prices, b ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2012 - 8:08am -

  45. Cash VS Gold: The Video

    Here's a pretty cool video on why you should invest in Gold over keeping your cash. Set to banging house music. Funny how the legendary investors are shown as buying gold in the present tense. This is obviously a marketing tool for a bullion dealer b ...

    15 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 12 2011 - 7:49pm -

  46. Commodities Class: Natural Gas

    The idea for this mini series about commodities and energy came from the forthcoming Energy Rodeo, so perhaps it is time to discuss the uncrowned king of American power... Topic #4 Natural Gas What's that I say? Natural Gas more important than oil? O ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 5 2011 - 12:05pm -

  47. Commodities Trading Question

    What is the difference between trading commodities at an IB and at a Physical House like Shell or BHP Billiton? From what I gather: 1) Besides paper trading, you learn Physical Trading at a Physical House, which includes logistics, shipment, warehousing e ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 18 2012 - 8:27pm -

  48. Is the gold rush over?

    Dennis Gartman was on CNBC earlier today laying out his case against gold and aside from him saying that the bull market is dead, I can't help but agree. Price action for the precious metal has been very erratic lately, bullish news followed by short ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2011 - 8:48pm -

  49. Bid- Ask

    Elementary question, but I seem to have confused myself. Lets say i want to buy a stock and i place a market order. If there is enough size, do I get filled at the best ask price. On the flip side If I am selling the stock at the mkt am I getting filled a ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2011 - 9:48am -

  50. Macro trading desks at BB's

    From my understanding, bulge bracket banks have macro desks, where traders trade a wide variety of asset classes such as commodities, currencies, rates, etc. Examples of this include Credit Suisse ' s global arbitrage group. Do these groups recruit m ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 25 2017 - 2:46pm -

  51. MBA's and Physical Commodity Trading

    I am dead set on a career in physical commodities trading and would one day like to move up into management. Consequently, I would very much like to pursue an MBA in order to hone the management/strategy skills that I would need upon graduating from the t ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 22 2013 - 1:46pm -

  52. Commodities focused HFs

    Hi guys I am a 3rd year analyst working in a natural resources group at a bulge bracket investment bank. I have developed strong interest and knowledge in sector and want to move to a hedge fund focused on commodities (metals, coal, oil & gas, etc). C ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 7 2012 - 3:54pm -

  53. Working at the CME

    Hey everyone, Can anyone shed some light on the market surveillance analyst program at the CME group. Eventually I want to be in the commodities space, and it seems like I could learn a lot there. Any thoughts? Commodities CME ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2013 - 11:07am -

  54. Commodity sales- Any thoughts on what to expect?

    Any thoughts what to expect at a commodity sales interview, analyst level? Commodities ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 19 2016 - 8:00pm -

  55. List of Worlds Largest Petroleum Companies

    BHP Billiton, Australia BP, United Kingdom Citgo, Venezuela Gazprom, Russia Global Energy Swiss AG, ZUG, Swizterland Gulf Oil, Luxembourg Kuwait Gulf Oil Company, Kuwait Locstein Petroleum Commodities, Switzerland LUKoil, Russia Nippon Oil, Japan Oman Oil ...

    18 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 13 2010 - 3:55pm -

  56. Louis Winthorpe III Explains the OJ Trade

    What a find! While I was on vacation last month, none other than Louis Winthorpe III appeared on Bloomberg to explain how he and Billy Ray Valentine took down the vile Randolph and Mortimer Duke. Listen guys, it is not inconceivable to me that some of you ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 11 2013 - 7:45am -

  57. Project advice on commodities trading

    Hi. Advice needed for project ideas on commodity trading. For example, I have built macros to price vanilla options as well as option strategies and calculate and chart their Greeks. I'm seeking something of this sort (programming involved or not) th ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jun 20 2018 - 9:04am -

  58. Go Agro

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. I have said it over and over again. Greater minds have trumpeted the same logic for centuries. We evolved from feudalism and agricultural economics to the industrial revolution and eventually capital ma ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2011 - 12:45pm -

  59. Glencore- How true is this?

    Definitely one of the toughest bunch of traders on the street. I'm doing a little bit of research into these guys before recruitment season, and from what I've read they're aggressive but have a real 'boutique' feel. How true is t ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 2:30am -

  60. Commodities Class: REE's

    Okay guys, I promised to focus a little bit more on commodities and energy over the next few days, so here we go... Ideally, I want to use this mini-series as both a crash tutorial for the Energy Rodeo guys, as well as, a pulpit for us Macro Guys to rant ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 30 2010 - 12:19pm -

  61. Rates, FX & Commodities Desks in London

    Hey guys, We all know there's no such as a bank ranking for trading, everything depends on the desk and things change a lot because entire desks move between banks, but I wanted to get your opinion on what are the top desks in London for these asset ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2011 - 9:42am -

  62. Best path for investment research at bulge bracket banks?

    I'm especially interested in global macro research teams at these banks that focus on currencies, rates, emerging markets. Is an econ masters or Phd required for these roles, or can one get in with an MBA from a strong finance program? research Banks ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 13 2012 - 6:31pm -

  63. Interviewing for Trading Support: Need Advice!

    Hi everyone, I am currently a 1st year analyst working at a very niche commodities research shop with limited to zero growth prospects ahead career-wise given how small and lean my shop runs. Recently, I've acquired the opportunity to interview for a ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 12 2017 - 12:06pm -

  64. Gold Flash Crash, Higher Margins, HFT caused?

    Today some people announced that there will be higher Gold Margins, Gold plunged more than $15 within minutes. In times of HFT drawdowns tend to be more heavier than experts say... BUYBUYBUYBUYBUYBUYBUY SELLSELLSELLSELLSELLSELL Commodities gold exchange m ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 4 2011 - 12:18pm -

  65. Farmland

    Not trolling, serious question. A family member passed- in his estate he left me farmland (wheat, not irrigated / corn, irrigated). I have been reading about a farmland bubble with the high prices and all- the price per acre has really sky-rocketed and I ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2011 - 10:57am -

  66. Dan Gertler Bloomberg article

    One of the best articles I read in a long time, fascinating stuff. I heavily recommend it for anyone interested in physical commodity trading, as this is really where fortunes are built. We have no idea how many guys like him (not to the same extent obvio ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 9 2012 - 7:16pm -

  67. What is a luxury good?

    Yes, I know the economic definition of a luxury good but I want to know the Monkey's definition of a luxury good. (For those that don't, I'll post it at the end) ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2010 - 2:57am -

  68. physical commodity trading in Miami

    Which commodity trading majors (glencore/cargill/trafigura/etc..) have the largest/most prestigious desks in the Miami area? I am aware Stemcor has sizeable operations servicing latin america, and know that Bunge has a small desk that takes most of its or ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 26 2010 - 1:17pm -

  69. Give Me Bread or Give Me Death

    I have always been a big fan of Jim Rogers. His old school gentleman style, with the bow tie and the folksy drawl, always seems to confound the "savy types". I often imagine what an odd couple he and Soros must have made back in the late 60' ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 3 2010 - 12:00pm -

  70. List of all commodities?

    Not sure if this in the right section. Does anyone know where I can get a comprehensive list of all tradable commodities? Any listing usually has all the most popular ones, but I notice I always notice one or two that are included in one listing but not o ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 21 2012 - 10:14pm -

  71. WSO Really Needs a Commodities S&T Tag

    WSO should consider adding commodities to the S&T dropdown list of options for the S&T badge displayed on profiles. would be much preferred and 'cooler' than the current 'other' tag. Just a thought. Commodities ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jul 14 2015 - 9:59am -

  72. Glencore Phone Interview

    Hey primates, Just found out I have a 30min phone interview this Thursday for an entry-level risk management position in London with Glencore. Anyone been through this experience before and care to share some advice? I'm guessing because it's a ...

    11 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 4 2011 - 5:47pm -

  73. Commodities Class: Coal

    Aaah yes... finally! The scourge of liberal dreamers and global warming snake oil salesmen. The delight of evil American business men, with their shiny watches and gas guzzling street tanks. Topic #5 Coal Thanks to record rainfall in the Australian region ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2011 - 11:57am -

  74. BP traders

    I know that it takes 3 years to become a trader for BP and that the P&L you take when you are a trader is less than the percentage you get from IB's but does anyone know how the base and bonus works those first 3 years when you aren't actual ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 30 2010 - 2:43pm -

  75. Commodities-- UBS out, others to follow?

    UBS announced today that they will be closing their energy and soft commodities trading desks. Anyone think this is a localized (UBS) issue or the start of a trend? Commodities ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 2 2008 - 3:53pm -

  76. Anyone have Hull 7th ed. solutions? (SBs!!)

    Already searched. I'm a long-time lurker trying to get things together for my SA spot in S&T this summer. I have the 7th edition Hull book that I've been reading, but I feel like getting my hands dirty with some of the problems would be good ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2011 - 2:25pm -

  77. Weekend Wars: Green vs. Good

    Prior to the start of the global financial crisis, you may recall, all the talk was of green energy. Al Gore's propaganda flicks and handouts of Nobel Prizes as if they were food stamps to anyone who preached the Global Warming gospel were running am ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2011 - 12:17pm -

  78. Be Careful With Commodities

    PIMCO is one of the most trusted names in investing. Let's face it, the majority of the public (hell, most people working on Wall Street) lacks the sophistication to invest on their own. Funds of all shapes and sizes, as well as, bonds make up the br ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 17 2011 - 11:36am -

  79. When It Oil Falls Down

    With crude oil wiping all 2011 gains off the board and natty dropping below $ 4 last week, you have to wonder what the S&P downgrade will do to oil futures and energy in general. We have seen a commodity bull run of historical proportions over the las ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 9 2011 - 12:12pm -

  80. Physical Traders Interview

    I got a call on wednesday (4/3) from a major U.S. based physical commodities trader. Today I heard from them again and they booked me for a last-minute flight out to interview with their grains desks in the midwest on Monday. I am curious to see what type ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2013 - 3:55am -

  81. Physical Trading: Crude vs LPG

    For the pros out there. What is your take on crude marketing / trading vs LPG marketing / trading? What would you say is the future of both and which one has more growth potential. What is the relative attractiveness and is one more lucrative than the nex ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2015 - 9:09am -

  82. The Energy Rodeo: 30 days away

    Just to remind you guys the Energy Rodeo in Houston is now only a month away. For those of you who haven't registered, take a look here for a breakdown of the festivities. I generally don't like to publicize, but I think this event can be huge f ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 29 2010 - 12:05pm -

  83. Supermajor Physicals Compensation?

    Hey guys, I recently accepted an offer for SA position on the trading floor of a top supermajor O&G firm (Chevron/Shell/BP) in their physical power & gas group. I was wondering what bonuses are like in these groups. I have a buddy who's doing ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 7 2015 - 2:28pm -

  84. Really? No Glencore IPO Thread?

    I guess Linked In took the stage today with their ridiculous valuation, but today Glencore started their offerings. http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/19/us-glenc... trading Commodities ipo glencore ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 19 2011 - 7:51pm -

  85. Structured Commodity Finance Investment Banking

    Mainly metals and softs, some O&G; typically in emerging markets. How is this space regarded? What exit opportunities are there (adjacent IB product/coverage groups, structured credit/commodity HFs, Physical Commodity Traders) in the U.S.? Commodities ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 1:15pm -

  86. Credit Suisse Commodities?

    Can anyone tell me more about the Credit Suisse commodities desk? I hear they are building up, but how do they stack up to other BBs? credit suisse Commodities sales & trading ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 9 2009 - 11:56pm -

  87. Commodities focused PEs

    Hi guys I am a 3rd year analyst working in a natural resources group at a bulge bracket investment bank. I have developed strong interest and knowledge in sector and would like to consider a PE focused on commodities (metals, coal, oil & gas, etc). Ca ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 5 2012 - 8:04pm -

  88. Dollar hits 15-year low

    Back when I was a kid I loved faking sick to get out of school. Who didn't? The puppy dog eyes. The moan and groan. Rolling around on the floor in the fetal position. Being seriously sick, however, is not laughing matter. Sometimes your body just nee ...

    7 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 15 2010 - 1:04pm -

  89. Gold- Very Bullish?

    So I was monkeying around yesterday and looking up the price and predictions of commodity futures when I found this article. For the most part I agree with it. Recent news seems to indicate that gold might indeed soar over 2000. The charts and statistics ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 13 2011 - 11:48am -

  90. Impact to USD/EUR with Raising the Debt Ceiling

    Pretty firm support under USD/EUR at the.693 area...Any thoughts on potential impact on USD with the govt raising the debt ceiling this week. Our FX guy is telling me this should be bullish USD/EUR..but i just don't see it that way... Commodities usd ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 24 2011 - 8:22pm -

  91. Accept trader position at small Hedge Fund (CTA) out of undergrad?

    So I am from a non-target and have the chance to join a small, 5 year old Commodity Trading Advisor which is organized as a hedge fund straight out of undergrad. When I mean small, I mean very small. The AUM are $50 million and there are only 5 guys total ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 20 2009 - 2:21pm -

  92. One Night Stand Pricing

    What's more important: upside or stability? That debate constantly rages amongst commodities producers. Especially when it comes to deciding whether to sell gold, copper or oil at spot versus long-term pricing. Long-term pricing is the stable option. ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 25 2010 - 3:49pm -

  93. Power/Gas Scheduling Analyst

    Currently in my final year of College and have strong internships in front office trading roles, but I'm wondering what's the best way to get into a power or gas firm as a scheduler. A lot of these positions require experience, but are there sch ...

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  94. Commodity Recruiters

    Monkeys, thought I'd throw this one out to the pen. I am in the physical commodities trade currently and have been getting the itch for a new post. Ironically, a few buy-side funds and international commodity recruiters have reached out to contact me ...

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  95. Commodities Trading- Global Earnings

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  96. the career tradeoff for a PM- commodity merchant vs hedge fund- depth vs bredth.

    Hi, This is a little specific, so sorry in advance. But it probably can be applied generically to a lot of us. I am a reasonably talented and mid-level/rising (~5yrs of successful experience at good places) trader/investor that focuses on the commodities ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2014 - 8:37pm -

  97. Breaking into commodities trading from Eastern Europe

    Hi everyone! Has anyone ever seen a russian guy in commodities trading in London, Geneva, NY, Houston, etc.? I will be graduating in June 2013, and by the time I graduate I will have a 6 months of internship in commodities S&T desk in a major local ba ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 28 2012 - 1:53am -

  98. Where can Commodities Research lead me?

    Got offered a commodities research role at GS. In the end, I would like to trade commodities, not do research. Does this put me in a good place to do this? How about moving to a physical house like trafigura, or a hedge fund-- would this be possible? Esse ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 12 2012 - 11:40am -

  99. LDH energy

    Any one have any experience with LDH energy? Want to learn more about the culture and what it's like to work there. Thank you! Commodities ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 27 2012 - 4:49pm -

  100. Commodities Desks at Banks

    I know trading houses have been buying up commodities businesses from banks over the last few years, and I was wondering which banks still have dedicated commodities desk. More specifically, I am interested in hearing which banks still have physical tradi ...

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  101. The Tiger Has Returned!

    Not sure why it took me three days to see this but it seems as though the Tiger of Wall Street has opened his fund back up to outside investors. http://www.cnbc.com/id/42431503 What's everyones thoughts on this? I wonder if he is doing it because he ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2011 - 10:21am -

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