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Futures Traders employ their financial knowledge to trade for a client or an employer. Usual duties listed on a Futures Trader resume sample are gathering data, watching economic trends, identifying risks for securities, detecting investment opportunities, performing calculations, and offering financial advice. Those looking to work as Futures Traders should demonstrate throughout their resumes computer competences, math skills, effective communication, reliability, and knowledge of trading practices. Eligible candidates hold a degree in finance, economics, accounting, or business.

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Futures Trader and Vice President

Used relative value, mean reversion and breakout strategies to successfully trade a wide range of markets including: index, fixed income, commodity, energy, metal and currency futures

  • Developed and implemented company's index trading model that reduced company's risk exposure and led to an increase in net income of 18% in 2009 and 14% in 2010
  • Trading profit increased each year from 2008 to 2010, including a 245% return on margin in 2008 a 274% return on margin in 2009 and a 308% return on margin in 2010
  • Performed standard deviation, regression, and correlation tests frequently, statistical analysis used to develop profitable trading strategies
  • Responsible for teaching new employees how to trade, manage risk, technical analysis and market psychology
  • Created Excel spreadsheets to track trading strategies profit and loss and risk exposure
  • Strong understanding of market trends, risk/reward and technical analysis
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BS
Finance
2

Proprietary Equity Futures Trader

Executed both buy and sell side trades as a market maker for proprietary account on the trading floor at the CME Group

  • Generated profit every single month for over 25 years
  • Mentored and trained over a dozen new floor traders
  • Coached over 30 teams and 500 kids. Responsible for organizing daily itinerary for practice and game day strategy.
  • Spearheaded equipment donation drive to outfit numerous under privileged programs
  • Volunteered at schools, religious organizations and various community events
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
26
years
at this job
3

Commodity Futures Trader

Delivered profitable trading results for four consecutive years

  • Managed two trading accounts with a net asset value of $2,000,000 and compiled a 14% annualized return with a 3% drawdown
  • Established discretionary trading strategies across 20 futures markets with short to medium term hold times
  • Researched and developed new trading strategies on a quarterly basis to evolve with changing market conditions, using both technical and fundamental analysis
  • Leveraged research and analytical skills to write a daily pre- and post-market strategy report to enable fast pivots across sectors and to manage trading positions 24 hours a day
  • Conducted quarterly interviews for new hires and led teams of five traders through the internship and training programs, conducting morning strategy meetings and weekly trade optimization sessions
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
English Language And Literature
4

Futures Trader

traded gold futures, making bids and offers to banks, commission houses of Wall Street, and privately traded funds.

  • Created LTS Commodities discount brokerage firm, that executed orders on behalf of customers, and streamlined business processes for advisors to provide sound financial advice and services to clients.
  • Managed all daily business such as payroll, customer billing, and health insurance for twenty employees.
  • Maintained relationships and support for clients, as well as prospective clients. Outlined, and established goals for the sales team, while meeting individual goals.
  • Met defined standards of sales practices and ethics, ensuring the quality of each presentation.
  • Extensive knowledge of various commodity markets, and kept clients abreast of market situations to provide up to the minute recommendations.
  • Prospected new clients, and developed new business.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
5

Co-founder / Futures Trader

Managed Futures style of trading, focused on short-term profit taking on momentum. Traded front month future contracts of S&P, Ten Year, Euro, Yen, Crude and Natural Gas.

  • Actively managed risk, relating to size, diversification, and correlations. (MS Excel spreadsheet based)
  • Executed trades via phone to CBOT, CME, & NYMEX pits. Executed electronic trades through Trading Technologies, X-Trader, depending on contract liquidity.
  • Instituted risk measures on capital, based on Historical Volatility Data, Market Participation, Capital Quotas, and Daily Interpretation. (MS Excel spreadsheet based).
  • Assets under management increased from $500k to $10 million.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BBA
Finance
MBA
Finance & Economics
6

Futures Trader

Executed trades based on observed market trends and existing trading guidelines

  • Participated in the training of new employees in the use of the Global Zen trading platform
  • Led a team of 3 in carrying out market analysis and research to understand trading decisions
  • Assisted in the management of the client's trading portfolio
  • Gathered information and analyzed the market, carrying out detailed data analysis and valuation of trades.
  • Identified issues affecting trading dynamics and developing client relationships and presenting ideas to the fund manager
  • Reconciling profit and loss accounts on a daily basis.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
7

Futures Trader

Independently designed, built and tested complete trading plan using live market data

  • Executed successful sales pitch to company CEO, demonstrated how trading plan increased company revenue
  • Became the first and only trader in the firm to trade exclusively futures contracts
  • Traded the E-Mini S&P 500 Futures contract electronically, using a scalping technique
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
BBA
Finance
8

Futures Trader - E-mini S&p 500

  • Achieved a portfolio return of 10.6% vs S&P500 -5.3% while maintaining no overnight risk
  • Utilized volume analysis, statistical indicators and analysis, and knowledge of market behavior to determine exit and entry points
  • Conducted continuous market analysis on broad US and international markets to determine daily market drivers
  • Formulated and evaluated trading strategy hypothesis through statistical backtesting
  • Maintained performance spreadsheets and trading journals to document, evaluate, and modify performance
  • Researched new trends and techniques in strategies such as volume profiling and automated trading systems
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Information Systems
9

Futures Trader

Worked as an electronic proprietary trader entirely responsible for own profits and losses using various intra-day trading strategies.

  • Traded multiple futures markets including precious metals, energy products, agriculture, stock indices, currencies, as well as various inter-commodity and calendar spreads based on both fundamental and technical analysis.
  • Executed split-second decisions based on personal observation of chart patterns, order flow on the inside market, and momentum of price movement.
  • Utilized CQG integrated Client software to locate and analyze support and resistance levels, up and down trends, and volatility chart patterns through different charting tools and studies.
  • Implemented all trades using Trading Technologies X_Trader platform
  • Created and customized analytical studies to better manage market understanding and trading signals.
  • Compiled a detailed recording of daily, weekly, and monthly P&L progress.
  • Mentored and trained new recruits.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Psychology, Concentration
10

Futures Trader

Traded S&P 500 futures contact intra-day for a boutique ($25 million) hedge fund.

  • Responsible for identifying potential trading opportunities and monitoring developments on global stock, bond and commodities futures markets.
  • Provided daily technical analysis reports on world markets to firm principal.
  • Programmed and monitored Tradestation software program to execute automated trading system.
Candidate Info
17
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Economics

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