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

Business Development Manager
Negotiable, Houston

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for: Efficiently and effectively seek sales ...

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Senior Risk & Market Analyst - Gas
Negotiable, England

Responsibilities: Provide in-depth short-term and medium-term analysis to support the front offic...

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Treasury Markets Officer - COO Function
Negotiable, London

Responsibilities of the role: Provide a link between the Solutions Business and the Control and S...

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Research/ Market Analyst, Oil & Petrochemicals
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Responsibilities: Research and analyze oil/gas/petrochemical markets based on public/subscrib...

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HFT Trader - Crypto
US$150001 - US$250000 per year, New York

A rapidly emerging APAC prop shop (~$350mm) is looking to hire an HFT Crypto trader (1-3 years ex...

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Senior Market Risk Analyst
Negotiable, Düsseldorf

My clients who are a large energy business based in Dusseldorf are currently looking to hire a Se...

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Senior Planning and Reporting Analyst - Cash flow
Negotiable, Essen

The Planning & Reporting department at my clients who are a large Energy business based in Essen ...

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Market Risk Manager, Commodities
Negotiable, Singapore

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Market Risk Manager, Commodities: Handle all Product Contro...

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Chemist - Paints & Coatings
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Responsibilities: Participate in projects and support delivery of results on time with high q...

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