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Who are commodity traders and what do they do?
Commodity trading firms play a pivotal role in the global supply chain by bridging gaps between producers and consumers, and balancing supply and demand both within regional markets and at a global level.
a multidimensional discipline
Commodity traders need excellent peripheral vision to understand the interconnected nature of the global economy. Conditions in commodity markets can change rapidly and traders have to remain alert to many micro and macro factors. Economic cycles, geopolitical developments and technical factors all have an impact.
Trading and transformation
Commodity traders are essentially logistics companies that use financial markets to fund their operations and hedge or limit the price risk involved. They transport, and in several ways, transform, commodities across the world. This notion of transformation is key.Watch animation
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