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Securities & Commodities Traders

Also called: Broker, Equity Trader, Option Trader, Trader

What they do:
Buy and sell securities and commodities to transfer debt, capital, or risk. Establish and negotiate unit prices and terms of sale.
On the job, you would:
  • Agree on buying or selling prices at optimal levels for clients.
  • Analyze target companies or investment opportunities to inform investment decisions.
  • Buy or sell stocks, bonds, commodity futures, foreign currencies, or other securities on behalf of investment dealers.


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People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.


You might use software like this on the job:

Financial analysis software
  • Bloomberg Professional
  • BondDesk Group Trader WorkStation
Object or component oriented development software
  • C++
  • R
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


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