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

Digital & Technology Advisor - Energy Trading Firm
Negotiable, Tokyo

Responsibilities: Influencing, helping shape, and ensuring all delivery preserves or aligns with ...

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Product Manager
US$130000 - US$185000 per year, Manhattan

Product Manager - Leading Inter-Broker Dealer - Hybrid NYC ($130K - $185K) Overview One of the wo...

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IT System Analyst (M/F/D) Trading
Negotiable, Düsseldorf

Benefits: Dynamic and diverse work environment. Attractive pension and insurance plans. Hybrid wo...

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Senior Products Operator
Negotiable, Singapore

A growing trading house is seeking a Senior Products Operator to join their operations team. Resp...

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Senior DevOps Architect (m/w/d)
€80000 - €120000 per annum, Berlin

Benefits: Very attractive salary package and benefits, including gym membership, commuting expens...

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Head of Engineering (m/w/d)
€100000 - €180000 per annum, Berlin

Benefits: Sehr attraktives Gehaltspaket und Zusatzleistungen, einschließlich Mitgliedschaft im Fi...

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Head of Sales - Agriculture
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: Understanding of agricultural products across SEA/ APAC. Active exposure manage...

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Crude Operator
Negotiable, Singapore

A global multi-energy company is seeking an experienced Crude Operator to support their team. Key...

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Grains Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: Participate in global sales and marketing of our core commercial activities inc...

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