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  2. Oil vs Nat Gas Trading

    Sales and Trading

    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 ...

    49 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. XOM Staffing Up Trade Desk

    Sales and Trading

    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 comments13 Jun 2018 -

  4. Energy Prop Shops

    Sales and Trading

    Does anyone have any info about the following energy prop trading shops: Glencore Mercuria Arcadia Masefield Vitol Trafigura Gunvor How would you rank them in terms of prestige? How do they compare with trading at a BB? Any info would be appreciated Energ ...

    31 comments21 Nov 2017 -

  5. Are there better graduate degrees out there? I'm worried even if I applied to a program like this I wouldn't get a trading job, because I don't have any internship experience with big firms. A little bit about myself: ...

    99 comments6 Jun 2017 -

  6. Good afternoon, monkeys. Listen: A crude and natural gas midstream firm like MarkWest Energy Partners and an oil refinery in the middle of Alabama will have different price exposures, and thus require different hedges to protect themselves in the event of ...

    25 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  7. Hi, Interested in learning from others on what its like to establish / specialize in each of the 3 big energy commodities. How easy is it to transition from one to the other? I would assume Gas to/from Power have a fairly easily transition? Also, what is ...

    54 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  8. It seems to me that a lot of people these days think that trading oil and energy is better than trading equities or fixed income and I'm not sure why. I am not familiar with oil trading companies and their business model. Can someone shed me some lig ...

    47 comments9 Jul 2011 -

  9. I've read through all the topics related to energy trading roles, and I know that you have to start in ops/scheduling before moving on to become a real trader. However, my background (chemical engineering major) isn't really suitable for obtaini ...

    38 comments4 Aug 2012 -

  10. I have 3 years of work experience developing real-time risk systems for commodities trading in Houston at a BB. BS in Computer Science and BA in Economics from UT Austin. Want to eventually become an energy trader in Houston. 3.95 GPA, 750 GMAT. I think a ...

    31 comments22 Feb 2012 -

  11. There is an electric company at my school doing OCR for some positions. I'm vaguely interested in trading, but I would like to specifically know more about power trading. I know for oil trading positions at the super majors you have to work as a sche ...

    21 comments5 Apr 2014 -

  12. $1.5-2mm Bonuses?

    Hedge Fund

    I was out last night having drinks with a few energy traders at a HF I am applying to for an entry level position. Clearly these guys make a lot of money especially the owner. After some drinks one of the traders said, "Listen this is an opportunity ...

    20 comments30 Dec 2012 -

  13. DC Energy Trading

    Sales and Trading

    Has anyone ever heard of DC Energy. Just got a role as an associate and was wondering if anyone had any insight. What are some good books/sites to check out for energy trading. Energy trading associate DC DC Advisory DC Energy Salary Yes Yes 434089 433955 ...

    25 comments27 Jan 2012 -

  14. Calgary Energy Trading Desks

    Sales and Trading

    Currently in Calgary, looking to get into energy trading, preferably nat gas or crude. So far, this is my list of desks, BP Transalta Transcanada Trafigura Vitol J Aron JPM TD Energy CIBC Commodities RBC Suncor Shell EDF Trading Encana ConocoPhilips Mercu ...

    22 comments27 Jul 2013 -

  15. Power trading strategies

    Sales and Trading

    Hi all, I've started recently as a power trader and was wondering if you could recommend some resources (or write any comments) on various trading strategies possible in the electricity market. I tried searching on the forum here and there are few pe ...

    11 comments2 Jan 2018 -

  16. Energy Rodeo 2012 has been confirmed for January 7th, 2012. Further details to follow... Energy trading Houston energy rodeo No Yes 194385 433955 97420 434089 393269 ...

    22 comments20 Feb 2011 -

  17. This group is a place where energy traders and students trying to break into energy trading can come to discuss recruiting and the industry. ...

    15 comments24 May 2016 -

  18. energy trading question

    Sales and Trading

    First of all, I was wondering why natural gas price affects electricity price so much in U.S. market. I interned at a trading floor this summer and I saw power traders sit very close to natural gas traders and interact a lot.. There are a lot of other sou ...

    19 comments5 Oct 2010 -

  19. Augsburg Energy

    Sales and Trading

    Anyone heard of Augsburg Energy in NJ? They do prop trading in energy. I have an interview with them so wanted find out more about the firm. Energy trading No Yes 194385 97420 433955 434089 393269 ...

    16 comments23 Oct 2012 -

  20. Energy Rodeo All Star Line Up

    Sales and Trading

    Ok ladies and gents, the Energy Rodeo is fast coming up and, if the motivation to learn from industry professionals and insiders isn't enough to make you want to come down to Houston, maybe this will be. In addition to all the great things the Rodeo ...

    17 comments22 Nov 2010 -

  21. Sequent Energy Management

    Sales and Trading

    What's the word on the street about these guys? I hear they are one of the bigger players in natural gas and recruit heavily from UH. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Energy trading Sequent Energy Management Salary Yes Yes 194385 433955 97420 4 ...

    14 comments3 Nov 2013 -

  22. Just look for some thoughts on this- I'll be starting an MS in geology at a top grad program this fall. The plan is to work as a petroleum geologist after graduating; however, I've recently been thinking about a career as an energy trader. How w ...

    12 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  23. Accepted an offer for a trading position in major european oil company. But, I am shocked by how slowly decisions are taken, and by the huge amount of paper-work and bureaucratic work. Is this the trend in the industry, or just happen to have joined the m ...

    15 comments13 Jul 2011 -

  24. Let me preface this by saying that I had every intention of writing something meaningful about the fact that Google has applied to become a power marketer and how that will probably present a great opportunity to savvy energy traders. It's another si ...

    12 comments11 Jan 2010 -

  25. Hello team, I've got a graduate gig at several BB ib's and a large utility. I am very interested in the utility as I firmly believe energy trading is the future. The problems I have is being offered ~80k at the BB's and ~45k at utility. Als ...

    12 comments20 Apr 2016 -

  26. Energy Trading-- Energy Broker

    Job Search Advice

    I'll make this quick: Graduated with Finance undergrad December 2008 1st year MBA with focus in Energy Risk Management ~2 years experience as Credit Analyst for commercial bank I want to transition into a role that leads to energy trading (risk, sche ...

    15 comments26 May 2010 -

  27. I am currently working in PWM at a major wire house. I have been out of school for about 2 years from a non-target. I have the opportunity to join a top group at my current firm. This group is in the top 100 in Barons and would be a great opportunity. I a ...

    13 comments20 Dec 2012 -

  28. Energy trading resume review

    Sales and Trading

    Hi all- I am looking to get into power and natural gas trading. Currently, I do risk management consulting in power and natural gas. Also, I have been trading natural gas futures for about two years. Here is the link to my resume: http://www.razume.com/do ...

    13 comments14 Aug 2012 -

  29. Move to the desk or stay in IT

    Sales and Trading

    Hi everyone. Like many others, I have been peeking around the forum for quite a lot of time without really posting. Now I finally need some bespoke advice from you. I am sure most of the people around here already think I am crazy just after reading the t ...

    11 comments1 Nov 2014 -

  30. It seems like a lot of the guys on this board are really knowledgable about energy trading so I would really appreciate your help. ...

    13 comments27 Oct 2009 -

  31. Is the Energy Rodeo worth it

    Job Search Advice

    Hi, Has anyone been to the Energy Rodeo held in Houston? I am thinking of dishing out $800 and go down there from Canada, would it be worth it? Has anyone really been able to secure good job leads from that event and how receptive is visiting companies on ...

    10 comments15 Jan 2013 -

  32. Has anyone heard of DC Energy? If so, reputation on the street? Exit opportunities from the analyst program? Thanks in advance. Energy trading No Yes 434089 268646 429521 433955 368027 ...

    9 comments1 Nov 2013 -

  33. I've read a few very good posts on WSO about commodities trading, so I'm led to believe the knowledge is out there... My question to the WSO community is: does anyone have a good understanding of how JPMVEC actually perpetuated the fraud (how di ...

    9 comments17 Sep 2013 -

  34. Hi everybody, I'm currently working in a small oil trading desk of a gas company where we only do derivatives (not physical). I'm here since mid of last year and it's my first job but I would like to consider new opportunities (I hope to fi ...

    8 comments13 Jun 2015 -

  35. So I'm already getting a business degree, and I have room for more courses. Should I complete an environmental science degree for a career in trading / the business end of energy? Or will this ultimately be useless/ of very little practical value Ene ...

    9 comments14 Jan 2012 -

  36. i was pretty surprised to see that entry level real-time trading jobs annual compensation is only around $40-45k. does anyone else think that this is really low? also, how long does it typically take for a real-time trader to become day-ahead trader? Ener ...

    8 comments5 Feb 2014 -

  37. New Grad Resume

    Resume Advice

    Hi, I just graduated, most of the positions I keep getting interviews for seem to be either back-office or contract. I would still like to aim for investment banking and equity research jobs. Most of my internships were in the front office in Trading or F ...

    9 comments13 Aug 2009 -

  38. I see that this topic has been touched on before but...I currently have a commodities trading related offer from one of the large energy/oil companies and with one of the large banks which has faired well thus far. I'd prefer to go with the bank whic ...

    9 comments14 Sep 2008 -

  39. Am I screwing myself for the future by taking a natural gas scheduling gig? Will I have limited exit opps if I ever decide to change? Energy trading No Yes 434089 433955 194385 268646 97420 ...

    5 comments28 Sep 2018 -

  40. Energy Trading Question

    Sales and Trading

    Let's say you have just been hired into an energy trading group (North American power and gas only) at a BB bank. You have your choice of desks. In what order would you rank these groups? NYMEX gas East Gas East Power ERCOT West gas West power Also, ...

    8 comments21 Jan 2010 -

  41. Energy Commentary

    Sales and Trading

    Looking for a good source covering long term (monthly or quarterly) commentary for the energy markets. Energy trading No Yes 194385 97420 433955 434089 393269 ...

    7 comments25 Aug 2014 -

  42. Trader to MBA

    Sales and Trading

    I am a 26 year old energy trader who has an UG in finance and an MFE from a top program. I've been trading for 2 years in physical energy at a top merchant trading firm such as glencore, trafigura, tenaska trading physical commodities (natural gas, o ...

    6 comments19 Jan 2016 -

  43. So last week one of my peers in the energy industry told me he leaving his firm to go work for a REIT and it got me thinking, is this another sign of rebound in the RE industry? To give u some background, I trade NG and so did my friend. Now, granted ther ...

    7 comments10 Jun 2012 -

  44. Arch Coal Email Format

    Sales and Trading

    hi, so i'm trying to shoot an email to a guy who trades @ arch coal, and am wondering what their email format is? any help would be appreciated. trading email Energy trading Coal No Yes 78283 89744 120093 160525 64602 ...

    7 comments13 Feb 2011 -

  45. BP Trader Development Program?

    Sales and Trading

    Has anyone here worked in BP IST or in the TDP? I have an offer and a couple questions. PM would be appreciated. Energy trading BP BP Salary Yes Yes 435832 74645 411014 321399 74653 ...

    7 comments4 Nov 2010 -

  46. Energy Trading Career

    Job Search Advice

    Greetings mates, I have a question on energy trading career. But, please answer if you know this for sure. What city and what country is the best for energy trading career? Houston, Dallas, Dubai, London, NYC, something else? USA, UK, UAE, Switzerland, so ...

    5 comments17 Apr 2014 -

  47. Tricon Energy

    Sales and Trading

    Hi all, Anybody know anything about Tricon Energy? They are engaged in petrochemicals and polymers. Any insight would be appreciated. Energy trading No Yes 194385 97420 433955 434089 393269 ...

    5 comments16 Feb 2012 -

  48. I need some help folks. I'm using my Career Center to critique my resume and cover letter Though, I feel that their input may be very generic and not tailored for critiquing cover letters and resumes aimed at earning positions in IB or S&T. My un ...

    5 comments23 Jan 2011 -

  49. DC Energy?

    Sales and Trading

    Anybody hear much about this firm recently? I've checked wso, elitetrader, quantnet, etc. but most everything is from a few years back when it seemed like business in energy trading was more profitable/less regulated. Is it still a firm worth working ...

    4 comments2 Nov 2015 -

  50. With the news of Muammar Gadhafi's death reverberating throughout the globe, financial markets and oil speculators everywhere are contemplating how the event will effect production and prices. The simple logic would lead us to believe that production ...

    4 comments21 Oct 2011 -

  51. Anybody knows about this program? Is it a trading support program with little or no prospect of becoming a trader? Or is it a trader development program with good chance of leading to a trader position? Energy trading No Yes 434089 268646 433955 329748 19 ...

    4 comments21 Oct 2014 -

  52. I am about to interview with an energy trading firm based in Switzerland for a natural gas trading role covering Europe. I have quantish background and experience at a bulge bracket investment bank in structuring. The interview is next week and I would ap ...

    4 comments7 Aug 2014 -

  53. I currently have two different offers for a summer internship, one offer from PwC to intern in their Houston office as a management consulting intern, and the other from Exxon to work as an analyst on their up and coming trading floor. I have experience w ...

    3 comments19 Oct 2018 -

  54. Hi, Please take a look at my piece, looking to get into energy trading. Energy trading Resume Review No Yes 356545 119127 155838 432598 269872 ...

    4 comments21 Jan 2013 -

  55. thank you Energy trading Cummins Power Generation Salary Yes Yes 242751 311139 323322 185128 196495 ...

    4 comments17 May 2012 -

  56. Would it be possible for someone working at a supermajor in some sort of engineering capacity to make a lateral transfer to scheduling/ trading? Would this differ by the company? Thank you. Energy trading No Yes 439675 286208 276233 430844 234875 ...

    4 comments5 May 2012 -

  57. Hi all, I'm heading off in September to get my MBA from Chicago Booth and am looking to break into energy trading upon graduation. I grew up and live in Houston, Texas which seems to present numerous opportunities to come back after graduation with l ...

    4 comments7 Apr 2009 -

  58. Hi, first post here, ima keep it very brief. I would be grateful for your answers. Im about to graduate with a business degree and am currently evaluating my options. Did internships in M&A but found it quite boring. Hence I want to try trading (ADHD ...

    3 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  59. I wasn't really a big fan of <span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs ">GS</a></span> but I think they just created what would likely be the most awesome des ...

    3 comments21 Aug 2010 -

  60. I'm currently a Sophomore at UH Main Campus and I'm majoring in Finance with a track in Global Energy Management. I'm very interested in getting any type of internship with any type of Houston trading firms. I really don't mind if it&# ...

    3 comments20 Apr 2016 -

  61. I am leaving for South-East Asia this fall for a one-year internship leaving behind a "charming" life in an inconspicuous small town in Sweden. My majors are finance and political economics from two well-known universities in the country and I h ...

    3 comments28 Jul 2014 -

  62. Looking for someone with a background in power systems/electrical engineering. If you know about transmission congestion, voltage, impedance, physical power flows, send me a message. I will answer any question you want about the world of power trading, ho ...

    3 comments21 May 2014 -

  63. .a.a.a.a.a.a.

    Sales and Trading

    . Energy trading No No ...

    3 comments24 Feb 2015 -

  64. Applying to Energy Trading

    Sales and Trading

    Hi, Entering final semester this September majoring in finance and econ at semi target. experience include <span class='keyword_link'><a href="/guide/wso-internship-guide">summer internship</a></span> at a major ...

    3 comments27 Aug 2012 -

  65. Sorry for the long post in advance. Please offer any advice you have. I have been doing software development focusing on commodities front office risk in Houston for 3 years. I have degrees in Comp Sci and Econ. I have a strong desire to become an energy ...

    3 comments14 Feb 2012 -

  66. FT Energy S&T recruiting

    Sales and Trading

    Does anyone in the industry/prospectives know what full-time recruiting will be like this fall/spring in the commodities/energy S&T within banks, utilities,energy companies? energy Energy trading enron Energy Deals Energy banking Energy Industry energ ...

    3 comments30 Aug 2011 -

  67. AMA- Commodity Energy Merchant

    Sales and Trading

    They called me the Commodity Merchant, I prefer "relationship manager". It not just buy low, sell high. It's managing the relationships, structuring the logistics assets and trades from the origin to the destination. We are a regular shippe ...

    2 comments9 Jan 2017 -

  68. Has anyone ever heard of this or know anyone who has done it? I found the posting through career services at my university and decided to throw in an application just to see what would happen. I received an acceptance letter today and have to let them kno ...

    2 comments23 Apr 2014 -

  69. Market Risk Mgmt--> Trading

    Sales and Trading

    Hi All, I wanted to know if Trading is a realistic exit opportunity after Market Risk Management. More specifically, if I take a Market Risk Analyst position at CME Group, that involves "SPAN margining and other risk algorithms to margin new products ...

    2 comments20 Mar 2014 -

  70. Vega Energy Partners

    Sales and Trading

    Does anyone know anything about this company? It's in Houston and I've heard a few of my buddies who work on trading desks mention the name. Is this a reputable firm? Energy trading No Yes 194385 97420 433955 434089 268646 ...

    2 comments9 Mar 2012 -

  71. I was thinking about joining a friend on a grand adventure in Europe. Does anyone know about being an energy/gas/whatever trader at Vattenfall. What are you making entry level in this kind of position, and what sort of career opportunities would it presen ...

    2 comments3 Feb 2012 -

  72. "Sales" in Energy Trading

    Sales and Trading

    Can anyone shed light on how "sales" fits in with energy trading? I understand that the commodities desk will usually have roles in structuring, scheduling, origination, etc., but I wasn't sure if there's sales aspect involved. Thanks ...

    2 comments6 Oct 2009 -

  73. Energy Asset Valuations

    Investment Banking

    Hello Everybody, I received a job offer from a firm in NYC that invests in energy assets. They work on all stages, developing, financing and trading and distributing from the asset. They primarily purchase gas power plants and oil fields. My primary respo ...

    1 comment26 Aug 2018 -

  74. I saw that there were a couple of posts about this program, but they were all 5+ years ago. Any students that have gone through the program in the last couple of years that would like to share their experiences? Have people been getting jobs after complet ...

    1 comment19 Aug 2018 -

  75. Power Market Analyst Exit Opps

    Sales and Trading

    Hello, I have an offer as a power market analyst at a generation firm in the US. The role involves fundamental analysis of power prices and some electricity market modelling. Does anybody have some insight into where this could potentially lead in the fut ...

    1 comment27 Mar 2018 -

  76. I'm graduating from University within the next year, so naturally i've been applying left and right. However, i'm finding it quite challenging to even find the right places to apply, considering most of the companies in the field i'm l ...

    10 Mar 2017 -

  77. Energy Management or Finance degree?

    Business School and GMAT

    I am going to be attending the University of Oklahoma as a Sophomore in the fall and am trying to pinpoint the best degree for pursuing a career in energy trading. OU offers a Energy Management degree that focuses on many subjects(Marketing, Finance, Mana ...

    1 comment2 Jul 2016 -

  78. PJM Western Hub

    Sales and Trading

    Anyone here trade PJM Western Hub ICE? Couldn't find any sites with a large enough user base for power traders, would love to start one here and get a thread going to talk markets. Energy trading No Yes 458827 402131 193837 460543 401326 ...

    30 May 2016 -

  79. Hi, I am currently a final year BEng Chemical Engineering student at a UK Russell Group university (Newcastle) on track for a 1st degree classification. A combination of factors have led me to lean towards having a finance related career. Specifically, I& ...

    1 comment28 Feb 2016 -

  80. Came across this interesting series of energy presentations at Harvard. Free to attend: Monday, September 28, 12pm- 1:30 pm Financial Arbitrage and Efficient Dispatch in Wholesale Electricity Markets John Parsons, Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Manageme ...

    26 Sep 2015 -

  81. Hello all, my name is Dan and I am a native NY who moved to Houston almost 3 years ago now. I am looking to break into front office in energy trading. I love to network and welcome the opportunity to meet new individuals. Feel free to reach out to me at a ...

    10 Jun 2015 -

  82. Anyone attending the 2015 Energy Rodeo? Thoughts or opinions from previous ones? Thinking about skipping 2015, but doing 2016 and pursuing a job as a Natty Gas trader. By then I'd have: 1) 2.5 years of NG Scheduling experience(f500 company) 2) 1.5 ye ...

    1 comment10 Aug 2014 -

  83. I am a a power plant operator at a nuclear power plant in South Carolina, and I am trying to get into energy trading. Does anyone know where to start looking outside of the obvious utility companies? I have already looked at my companies trading desk and ...

    20 Apr 2016 -

  84. Since there are a lot of energy traders on here, wondering if anyone has the inside scoop on what happened at MBF Trading? It seems Mark shut down his entire prop desk last year rather abruptly. Energy trading No Yes 135366 252140 388077 446591 311406 ...

    27 Nov 2012 -