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

Oleochemicals Marketing - APAC Coverage
Negotiable, Singapore

Key responsibilities: Strategize and deliver sales & marketing activities to achieve set targ...

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Commercial Business Development Manager
Negotiable, Los Angeles, California

Senior Business Development The nations largest natural gas distribution utility is looking to a...

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Senior Crude Oil Operator
Negotiable, Geneva, Switzerland

Role Responsibilities for Senior Crude Oil Operator: Manage the day-to-day operations for ...

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Quants Analyst
Negotiable, Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen

Quantitative Analyst Our client is one of Germany's largest energy providers and a major player ...

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Trade Support Specialist
medical insurance, pension, bonus, City of London, London

Role Responsibilities for Trade Support Specialist: Daily recording and reconciliation of futu...

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Thermal Coal Trader
Negotiable, Singapore River, Singapore

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

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Senior Credit Analyst - Commodity Trade Finance
Negotiable, Zürich, Switzerland

My Clients who a Large international Bank are looking for a Senior Credit Analyst of Commodity Tr...

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Trading Operator
Negotiable, Singapore

Trade Operations Executive We are currently working with an expanding Chinese trading house (wi...

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Trade Support Manager - Dry Freight
medical insurance,pension, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Role Responsibilities for Trade Support Manager: Collaborating with traders to manage exposure...

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