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Securities and Commodities Traders - 41-3031.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Buy and sell securities and commodities to transfer debt, capital, or risk. Establish and negotiate unit prices and terms of sale.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Broker
  • Corporate Bond Trader
  • Equity Trader
  • Fixed Income Director
  • Fixed Income Trading Vice President
  • Investment Trader
  • Option Trader
  • Options Trader
  • Securities Lending Trader
  • Trader

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

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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.
  • Make transportation arrangements for sold or purchased commodities.
  • Monitor markets or positions.
  • Prepare financial reports, such as reviews of portfolio positions.
  • Process paperwork for special orders, including margin or option purchases.
  • Receive sales order tickets and inspect forms to determine accuracy of information.
  • Reconcile account-related statements, such as quarterly or annual statements or confirmations.
  • Report all positions or trading results.
  • Report deficiencies in account payments, securities deliveries, or documentation requirements to avoid rule violations.
  • Review securities transactions to ensure conformance to regulations.
  • Supervise support staff and ensure proper execution of contracts.
  • Track and analyze factors that affect price movement, such as trade policies, weather conditions, political developments, or supply and demand changes.
  • Write or sign sales order confirmation forms to record or approve security transactions.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze market conditions or trends.
  • Arrange delivery of goods or services.
  • Develop professional relationships or networks.
  • Identify investment opportunities or strategies.
  • Maintain records of sales or other business transactions.
  • Monitor market conditions or trends.
  • Monitor sales activities.
  • Negotiate prices or other sales terms.
  • Prepare financial documents, reports, or budgets.
  • Prepare sales or other contracts.
  • Reconcile records of sales or other financial transactions.
  • Review accuracy of sales or other transactions.
  • Sell products or services.
  • Share sales-related or market information with colleagues.
  • Supervise sales or support personnel.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Securities Trader