trader for energy company

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by RXIS, Dec 8, 2006.

  1. RXIS


    Anybody know anything about being a trader for every companies? Every once in awhile I hear about a freshly graduated undergrad being hired as a trader for an energy company in my region.
  2. brandon


    For the most part it is tough to get a trading job straight out of school. I am currently a Real Time Trader for one of the larger energy merchant on the west coast. I find that most people start in the back office and work their way to the trading desk. I have been fortunate to skip that step. Here are the main things I did to distinguish myself. During college, I interned at a few financial institutions. I graduated from a top ten school, traded my own account and spent enormous amounts of time learning markets.
  3. rosy2


    i spoke to a firm years ago about such a position but they required working 12 hour rotating shifts. I was and still am unclear as to what realtime energy traders do. Can you describe what you do?