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

Quant Risk Manager - Power/Energy Trading
Negotiable, Houston

A leading Global Multi-Strategy Asset Manager with over $80bn in total AUM is hiring a Risk Manag...

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VP Commodities FO Business Analyst/
Negotiable, England

Collaborate with colleagues from different teams (traders, sales, quants) in order to define busi...

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Consultant (Petrochemicals/Energy Transition)
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities Forecast supply-demand / market fundamentals, prices and margins across a range ...

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Procurement Manager (Oils and Fats) SG
Negotiable, Singapore

About the role Responsible for leading the oils category and improves the profitability of the re...

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Head of Sales & Marketing - Personal Care
Negotiable, Singapore

Job Responsibilities: Responsible for developing marketing opportunities and implementing sales p...

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LNG Market Analyst - Energy Trading Business
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client is a leading Asian Trading House with presence across APAC. They are at an exciting ex...

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Sales Manager for SEA & Pacific
Negotiable, Singapore

We have a current opportunity for a Export Sales Manager - SG on a permanent basis. The position ...

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Cocoa Procurement Lead - SG
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibilities: Buying beans Free to buy (Buying plan) Prepare/update buying plan based on stoc...

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Senior Market Risk Analyst (Commodities)
Negotiable, London

The Senior Market Risk Analyst will be responsible for: Identifying risks in the market Leading p...

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