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Securities and Commodities Traders

Buy and sell securities and commodities to transfer debt, capital, or risk. Establish and negotiate unit prices and terms of sale.   (O'Net 41-3031.03)

 
Reported job titles:   Bank and Savings Securities Trader, Block Trader, Bond Trader, Broker, Commodities Trader, Commodity Trader, Corporate Bond Trader, Equities Trader, Equity Trader, Fixed Income Director, Fixed Income Trading Vice President, Floor Broker, Floor Trader, Flow Trader, Foreign Exchange Trader, Forex Trader, Futures Trader, Hedge Fund Trader, Hybrid Derivatives Trader, Investment Trader, Municipal Bond Trader, Option Trader, Options Trader, Proprietary Trader, Securities Lending Trader, Securities Trader, Trader, Trading Specialist
 
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    Wages
    for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents which includes:
                          - Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
                          - Sales Agents, Financial Services
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 18.15   $ 26.64   $ 38.51   $ 71.86   $100.00+   $ 57.81  
    Yearly $37,750   $55,410   $80,110   $149,480   $208,000+   $120,250  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 20.65   $ 31.32   $ 48.08   $ 98.94   $100.00+   $ 66.20  
    Yearly $42,950   $65,150   $100,000   $205,790   $208,000+   $137,690  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 20.48   $ 25.43   $ 30.27   $ 56.31   $100.00+   $ 54.32  
    Yearly $42,590   $52,900   $62,970   $117,120   $208,000+   $112,990  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 16.40   $ 22.18   $ 34.61   $ 60.32   $ 99.18   $ 47.40  
    Yearly $34,120   $46,140   $71,980   $125,480   $206,290   $98,590  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    + This wage is equal to or greater than $100.00 per hour or $208,000 per year.
     


    Employment Trends
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 558 566 0.1% 11
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Securities, Commodities, and Financial Services Sales Agents which includes:
                                - Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
                                - Sales Agents, Financial Services
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Securities, commodity contracts, and other financial investments and related activities 46.6%
    Credit intermediation and related activities 38.3%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 7.0%
    Management of companies and enterprises 3.7%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 2.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • 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.
     
  • Buy, sell, or trade carbon emissions permits.
     
  • Develop or maintain supplier or customer relationships.
     
  • Devise trading, option, or hedge strategies.
     
  • Identify opportunities or develop channels for purchase or sale of securities or commodities.
     
  • Identify or pursue investment strategies related to the green economy, including green hedge funds, renewable energy markets, or clean technology investment opportunities.
     
  • Inform other traders, managers, or customers of market conditions, including volume, price, competition, or dynamics.
     
  • Make bids or offers to buy or sell securities.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Securities and Commodities Traders  updated July 2013
     


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    Interests
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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Securities and Commodities Traders  updated June 2009
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Investments and Securities.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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