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Futures Traders buy and sell commodity futures on behalf of clients.


  • obtains information on securities, market conditions, government regulations and financial circumstances of clients
  • interprets data from securities reports, financial periodicals and stock-quotation viewer screens
  • analyses financial markets and financial market products
  • provides information and offers advice on financial market matters and market conditions, as well as the history and prospects of corporations
  • executes buy and sell orders in the market place on behalf of clients
  • relays trade information to clients such as the number of contracts bought and sold and the price
  • monitors futures prices and market changes, and bidding for commodity futures contracts
  • records and transmits buy and sell orders.


  • stressful.

To become a Futures Trader

  • You usually need a university qualification in commerce, finance, accounting, economics or actuarial science to work as a Futures Trader. Some workers have a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification.

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  • Registration or licencing may be required.

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