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

Aluminium Trader / Sales (Guangzhou)
negotiable, Guangdong Sheng

Role title: Aluminium Trader / Sales, China Location of the role: Guanzhou, China. Reporting: Gro...

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Light Distillates Trader
Negotiable, England

An integrated energy company is looking to add to their recently expanded Light Products desk in ...

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HR Business Partner
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities This role is to be based in Singapore Full HR Spectrum not limited to: Develop a...

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Senior Aluminium Trader / Sales (China Market)
negotiable, China

Role title: Trader, Aluminium Sales, China Location: China Reporting to: CEO & Sales Project Lead...

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Demurrage Specialist
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities This role is to be based in Singapore Responsible for the preparation of the com...

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Senior Iron Ore Trader
negotiable, Shanghai

We are currently recruiting for the following active mandate that I thought may be of interest to...

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Ops Executive
Negotiable, Singapore

This is an end to end Trading Operation Executive role and it will require at least 5-7 years of ...

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Base Metal Trader/Sales
Negotiable, Singapore

At least 5 years' experience in the base metals commodity industry with knowledge of LME products...

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Junior Base Metal Trader/Sales
Negotiable, Singapore

At least 5 years' experience in the base metals commodity industry with knowledge of LME products...

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