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

Agricultural Broker/Sales
Negotiable, Chicago

Responsibilities: Brokering between suppliers and a large and broad customer base, primaril...

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Risk Analyst - Brussels
Negotiable, England

Key Responsibilities: Improve risk analytics for the whole middle office function through s...

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Senior Cement Trader (China)
Negotiable, China

Global Commodity house, with multiple products in the cementitious space, expanding significantl...

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Refinery Analyst
Negotiable, Geneva

Role Responsibilities for Refinery Analyst: Forecast available refinery capacity through the a...

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LNG Shipping Ops
Negotiable, Singapore

LNG Shipping Ops We are currently working with an established trading house (with refineries) w...

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Tanker Operator
Negotiable, Netherlands

Role Responsibilities for Tanker Operator: Communicate with external parties, including but n...

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Senior Agri Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Senior Soft Commodities Trader, Physical, APAC, Location; Asia - Singapore, Salary; Attractive ...

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Thermal Coal Trader
negotiable, Singapore

Coal Trader Responsibilities: (Includes but not limited to): Conduct day-to-day physical t...

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Analyst (Agri)
Negotiable, Singapore

Analyst - Global Commodity House Global Commodity house, with international trading. It is one ...

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