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

Oil & Fats - Regional Head of Sales (Russia/ North Europe)
Negotiable, Russia

My client is a leading edible oil & fats company who is looking to expand its regional commercial...

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Senior Credit Analyst - Gas & Power
Negotiable, East London

Summary: Summary: A Global leader in the international Energy markets is looking for an experienc...

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Senior Commercial Manager/Director
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client is one of the few third party specialist boutique inspection company with HQ based in ...

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Business Development - Commodity Derivatives
Negotiable, East London

A world leading brokerage is looking for a candidate to join their London office. This candidate ...

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Senior Quant Risk Analyst
Negotiable, Hamburg

My clients, who are a large energy business, are looking for the right person to fill the positio...

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Bio Trader
£100000 - £100001 per annum, Geneva

Assist with the development of a global biofuel trading book, including hedging & speculative der...

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Bio Trader
Negotiable, Geneva

Assist with the development of a global bio trading book, including hedging & speculative derivat...

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Sales Head - Rice (China)
Negotiable, China

As a Sales Head, this candidate would be responsible for building rice sales business & ensuring ...

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Regional Sales Manager (Consumer-packed)
Negotiable, Singapore

My client is at the forefront of edible oils & fats business, offering an impeccable standard of ...

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