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

Dry Bulk Shipbroker
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client is a world-renowned Ship Broker and they are currently on the search for an experienc...

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Palm Oil Trader - Olein (Arabic Speaking)
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Commodity trading of Palm Oil (Olein) Establish and maintain buyer's relatio...

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Commodities Research Analyst - Agriculture
negotiable, Singapore

Research Analyst - Agriculture Responsibilities: Support and work closely with traders An...

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Senior Base Metals Trader (Physical Trading)
Negotiable, Singapore

We are currently working with a established trading house who is seeking a Senior Base Metals Tr...

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Trading Analyst
Negotiable, Singapore

Roles & Responsibilities To be based in Singapore Provide energy markets research, analysis a...

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Senior Sales and Marketing Manager (Palm Oil Platform)
Negotiable, Singapur

Job Responsibilities To be based in Singapore Act as key liaison person to new and existi...

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Senior Trading Analyst - LPG/Naphtha
medical insurance,pension, Geneva

Role Responsibilities for Senior Trading Analyst: Analysis of the light ends markets, ident...

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Senior Products Trader
Negotiable, Geneva

Role Responsibilities for Senior Products Trader: Develop a regional physical products trad...

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Senior Quantitative Analyst
Negotiable, Düsseldorf

The Quantitative Methods team is responsible for defining and developing the methods that support...

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