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

LNG Trader (China)
Negotiable, China

My client is a leading clean energy company based in China and is looking for a LNG Trader that ...

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Chief Financial Officer (Ghana)
Negotiable, Ghana

Chief Financial Officer (Ghana) Key Responsibilities: Direct all corporate financial funct...

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Senior Trader
medical insurance, London

Role Responsibilities: Trading physical fuel oil/bitumen/base oils as well the associated der...

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Senior Trader
Negotiable, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

One of the largest industrial conglomerates in the Middle East is expanding its Energy Trading b...

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Head of Commercial (Chemicals - Industrial & Life Science)
Negotiable, Singapore

Our client is a global speciality chemical MNC with a strong global presence that has evolv...

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Senior Coal/Iron ore Trader
Negotiable, Singapore

Senior Coal and Iron Ore Trader, Commodities, Location: Singapore We are currently working with...

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Coffee Trader (Robusta)
Negotiable, Singapore

Responsibility Maintain and analyse a regional physical Coffee Trading book. Liaise across al...

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Projects & Structured Trade Finance Manager - Dubai
£140000 - £180000 per annum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Projects & Structured Trade Finance Manager - Dubai Work actively on strategic Finance Proj...

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Projects & Structured Trade Finance Manager
US$140000 - US$180000 per annum, England

Projects & Structured Trade Finance Manager - Dubai Work actively on strategic Finance Proje...

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