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

Credit Analyst, Leading Commodity Trading House
Negotiable, Singapore

Key Roles and Responsibilities of the Credit Analyst role with Leading Commodity Trading House: H...

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FP&A Analyst, Leading MNC
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities for the FP&A Analyst, Leading MNC Collaborate with cross-functional teams to dev...

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VP - Valuations Control - Commodities
Negotiable, Houston

I am currently partnered with a Tier-1 Investment Bank to add a VP of Valuations to their Commodi...

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Cross Bench Analyst
Negotiable, Singapore

An oil major is looking for an experienced Market Analyst (Cross Barrel) to join their growing te...

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Senior Middle Distillates Trader
Negotiable, London

A leading Trading House is looking to add to their Commodities trading team in London. The role o...

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Vice President - Infrastructure Credit Risk
US$140000 - US$190000 per year, New York

A top multinational bank investment bank is looking to add a credit risk professional to join the...

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Middle Officer
Negotiable, Houston

I am leading a search for a Senior Middle Officer position. This role is with an elite commoditie...

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Junior Quantitative Analyst
Negotiable, Singapore

As one of the world's largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, our client is one of...

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Oil Derivatives Trader
Negotiable, Geneva

Oil Derivatives Trader A leading Commodity Trading House is looking to add to their Commodities t...

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