Physical Commodity Trader Salary

Damien / 29 April 2022 / Commodity trading - Conversation - Trading companies

The salary and bonus is the most critical part of a trade life.

If you want to become a commodity trader, you are money-driven. Let’s be honest, I’ve never heard any of my fellow trader friends say: “Oh, I would do this job even if I wasn’t paid.”

Salary and bonus are the ultimate performance scale!

To conduct this analysis, it took us six months, and we’ve gathered data about a bit less than 80 commodity traders. So I won’t say it’s statistical evidence. However, it gives a good look.

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Conversation with a grain trader

Damien / 07 January 2022 / Commodity trading - Conversation - Trading companies

We have a highly experimental post today! A conversation with one of our teacher Gabriel, one of the most passioned grain trader you could find! This is our very first interview! We debated for a long time if we could release this interview, the quality is FAR FROM ideal, it’s hard to hear what I say… sorry about that!

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Learn more about the teachers of behind the Shipping and Commodity Academy

Damien / 01 April 2021 / Commodity trading - Conversation

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The Trading Pope

Damien / 18 March 2020 / Commodity trading - Conversation - Trade finance

Christian Weyer: his name is known only to specialists. Yet it is he who has helped to make Geneva a world trading capital. Still active at age 84, he agreed to speak for the first time.

Christian Weyer removes his glasses and mobilizes his intact memory. To tell his story, he must rejuvenate nearly forty years. A world. At the end of the 1960s, the signature of a Turkish bank is not worth much, the Bombay Merchants are famous for arguing endlessly, China does not exist on commercial cards.

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Conversation with a trade finance officer

Damien / 04 February 2020 / Commodity trading - Conversation - Trade finance - Trading companies

As the first conversation received a ton of good feedback ( thanks again for your emails and comments 🙂 ), here is a new interview with my good friend and also teacher Florian. Yeah… you’ve read it right, he is my friend AND banker 😉
As you may know, I’m not a big fan of the banks…! BUT once in a while, I have to put my nice suit on ( preferably grey or navy blue) and meet with them to negotiate financing terms. It’s easy, without financing, commodity trading would not be possible.

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