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Proprietary Traders make trades on behalf of their companies in an effort to make a profit for the company, as opposed to working with individual clients. Skills listed on a Proprietary Trader's example resume include analyzing market trends, conditions, and developments to formulate effective and profitable trading strategies, and minimizing risks through careful management. Those interested in become Proprietary Traders can sign up for the Proprietary Trader Continuing Education program, which is hosted through FINRA's website and makes a good addition to a potential candidate's resume.

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Proprietary Trader

Managed a self-directed proprietary trading account with daily risk of over $50,000

  • Actively traded US Treasury and Eurodollar futures electronically using Trading Technologies X_trader platform
  • Led weekly meetings discussing profitable trading strategies, current market conditions, and upcoming events/data releases that could affect market conditions
  • Participated in numerous training sessions and mentor programs to increase knowledge and understanding of the US Treasury and Eurodollar yield curve
  • Designed and implemented various trading strategies that increased profits for six consecutive quarters
  • Evolved from floor trader to screen trader as part of trader development and advancement as screen trading volume increased from 10% of total volume to well over 80% of total volume
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BS
Economics
MA
Finance
2

Proprietary Trader

Individually earned over $800,000 in trading profits for the company in less than two years.

  • Began trading for the firm's account after only two months of training, whereas average training period typically exceeds one year.
  • Supervised and trained one junior trader, which entailed hiring, evaluation, and risk management.
  • Executed foreign exchange futures and options trades to assist with hedging and portfolio management for two senior traders.
  • Prepared daily risk analysis and profit/loss reports for foreign exchange futures and options.
  • Reviewed daily trading activity and worked with opposing traders and multiple clearinghouses to settle any discrepancies.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
3

Proprietary Trader

Successfully managed up to $5 million short-term book focusing on US and foreign equities, futures, options, ETF's and closed end funds.

  • Recruited, hired, trained, and mentored new traders earning 5% of their monthly gross.
  • Generated trading ideas through a combination of sell side analyst research, order flow, technical indicators, and relationships with other traders.
  • Designed trading models using internal software systems.
  • Developed Excel spreadsheets utilized in daily trading programs.
  • Responsible for preparing and running morning meetings reporting on trade strategies, research, market status, upgrades/downgrades, guidance, top headlines, indications, and corporate actions.
  • Maintained profit and loss spreadsheets for group of traders.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Business Administration
4

Proprietary Trader

Responsible for management and growth of an $8M proprietary trading account

  • Researched NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ markets, executed all investment decisions
  • Prepared daily trading strategies for intraday and overnight trading positions
  • Analyzed charting patterns for investment opportunities
  • Effected a 25% increase in portfolio value in a bear market
  • Mentored and guided 20 other successful traders
Candidate Info
18
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BBA
Economics
JD
Juris Doctor
5

Proprietary Trader

Managed $2-4 million long/short portfolio with 50% focus on healthcare related companies

  • Created proprietary scans based on key technical factors to identify potential trade ideas
  • Conducted fundamental research and financial analyses on the results to execute optimal investments
  • Produced total portfolio return of -.6% vs the S&P 500 down -18.6%
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Economics
MA
Master of Arts
6

Proprietary Trader

Utilized extensive knowledge of equity markets, NYSE, Amex and Nasdaq, to manage personal portfolio.

  • Established a personal record of 2 consecutive years of profitable trading.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of various investment products, including stocks, bonds and options.
  • Analyzed and evaluated trading policies and procedures, capturing short term moves in stocks, owing to momentum, news and market action.
  • Applied trading strategies and technical analysis to determine entry and exit points.
  • Conducted daily market research and analysis to plan trading strategies, as well as assess and manage risks.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Biology/economics
7

Proprietary Trader / Equities

  • Managed proprietary firm account of $2.5 million while trading on average 1.5 million to 2 million shares per month.
  • Produced net profits in excess of $50,000 per quarter consistently from the 3rd quarter of 2004 to the 1st quarter of 2008.
  • Supervised 8 traders resulting in 3 who were able to produce annual net profits in excess of $100,000 by their 3rd fiscal year.
  • Developed innovative trading strategies to profit from current market conditions.
  • Modified existing training methods which allowed the branch to expand by 400% within my first three years.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MBA
Finance & Strategic Management
Valuations And Financial Modeling
8

Proprietary Trader

  • Generated a 60% portfolio return within first 2 months of trading and increased profit percentage to 114% in 3rd month resulting in a $4,000 profit on a $3500 initial investment.
  • Utilized StochasticFast, Fibonacci, %R, SMA, EMA, Multiples valuation, DCF valuation, headline fundamentals, volume, and openintrest to determine investment strategies.
  • Executed equity and option trades on TD Ameritrade platforms and calculated cost-basis tax and commission structure.
  • Estimated profit/loss structure on options through the use of implied volatility.
  • Aggressively monitoring markets for announcements, earnings calls, surprises, and regulatory/policy changes.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BS
Business Administration (financial Analysis Concentration)
9

Proprietary Trader

Traded stocks based on fundamental and technical trading strategies

  • Became an accredited investor by passing the series 7 and 55 exams
  • Developed financial models and analytical tools to generate new trading ideas
  • Analyzed stock positions by studying market conditions, stock activity, and order flow
  • Managed intra-day trading positions through hedging and risk-management strategies
  • Reviewed and validated weekly and monthly profit-and-loss statements
  • Generated trading profits that supported the firm's business
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Business Management
MA
Finance
MA
Master of Arts
10

Proprietary Trader

Managed profitable long and short positions in equities listed on the NYSE in a one million dollar leveraged proprietary account

  • Conducted meetings with colleagues to discuss relevant economic and market developments
  • Researched and analyzed market charts and graphs to identify profitable trading opportunities
  • Taught and trained new traders by examining their trade rationale and risk techniques to help improve their skills and order management
  • Evaluated market movements and trends to determine when to enter and exit various trades
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts

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