Commodities

Commodities

​Commodities, whether they are in the form of food, metals or energy, are an important part of everyday life. If you drive a car, you will be concerned with the rising price of crude oil, and a drought in the Argentinean soybean supply, like the one in 2018, will influence the cost of your next meal. Argentina, the world’s third-largest exporter of soybean and corn, experienced losses of $600m dollars in 2018, losses that were inevitably passed on to the consumer.

Overall, commodities were on a mostly sound footing in the first half of 2019. The S&P GSCI returned more than 13% as of June 30, one of the best first six months in recent memory. The S&P GSCI is a composite index of commodities that measures the performance of the commodity market. The index made up of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts covering physical commodities spans five sectors. The 2019 sectors include energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agriculture, and livestock. Energy was the largest sector at 62.63% of the index. Agriculture had a 15.41% share, while livestock came in at 6.66%. Industrial metals accounted for 11.16% of the GSCI, and precious metals were 4.14%. In a repeat of last year, crude oil was the top performing commodity, up 28.76% as of June 30 (investopedia).

In the US, The Commodity Market Council (US) is focused on ensuring end-users are able to utilize markets that are safe, stable, and liquid, participating in the implementation of Dodd-Frank Act regulations by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and obtaining legislative relief from regulations on commodity end-users.

Demand for commodity trading specialists is increasing, with employment for all commodities, securities, and financial services traders and sales agents expected to grow by ten percent between 2014 and 2024.

Commodities Jobs

Senior Merchant (Palm Oil)
Negotiable, Singapore

My client is a Singapore-based international palm oil trading company which aims to be a dominant...

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Foodstuff Trader (SG/ VN/ TH/ CN)
Negotiable, Singapore

My client is building up their foodstuff desk and is looking for exceptional talents to join thei...

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Biomass Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

My client is setting up a Biomass trading desk to join their team and you will be responsible to ...

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Senior Risk Manager - Energy Trading
Negotiable, England

A large energy trading business is looking for a Senior Risk Manager to join their thriving team ...

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Polymers Operator
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Support the Polymer Trading team in operations and trade finance functions such ...

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Senior Short Term Power Trader
Negotiable, London

Requirements: - Must have at least 3 years of experience or the equivalent - Experience in a dyna...

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Coffee Analyst
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Responsibilities Aggregating raw data from various internal and external data sources Maintai...

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General Manager (Sugar Trading)
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: Ensure the smooth flow of creation and implementation of a strategy designed to...

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Senior Wheat Marketer (Bulk)
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: Senior Wheat Marketer - Asia market Achieving monthly sales target in Asia Mana...

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