Profession energy trader

Energy traders sell or buy shares of energy, sometimes from different sources. They analyse the energy market and investigate trends in prices to decide when to buy or sell shares and ensure the most profit. They make calculations, and write reports on energy trades procedures, and make predictions on the development of the market.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Investment analysis

    The methods and tools for analysis of an investment compared to its potential return. Identification and calculation of profitability ratio and financial indicators in relation to associated risks to guide decision on investment.

  • Stock market

    The market in which shares of publicly held companies are issued and traded.

  • Market analysis

    The field of market analysis and research and its particular research methods.

  • Economics

    Economic principles and practices, financial and commodity markets, banking and the analysis of financial data.

  • Financial products

    The different types of instruments that apply to the management of cash flow that are available on the market, such as shares, bonds, options or funds.

  • Energy market

    The trends and major driving factors in the energy trading market, energy trades methodologies and practice, and the identification of the major stakeholders in the energy sector.

Skills

  • Trade securities

    Buy or sell tradable financial products such as equity and debt securities on your own account or on behalf of a private customer, corporate customer or credit institution.

  • Operate financial instruments

    Work with financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, mutual funds and derivatives.

  • Forecast energy prices

    Analyse the energy market and external factors which may influence trends in the energy market in order to predict the movement of prices for energy and utility consumption.

  • Obtain financial information

    Gather information on securities, market conditions, governmental regulations and the financial situation, goals and needs of clients or companies.

  • Manage financial risk

    Predict and manage financial risks, and identify procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Analyse energy market trends

    Analyse data influencing the movement of the energy market, and liaise with the important stakeholders in the energy field in order to make accurate predictions and perform the most beneficial actions.

  • Handle financial transactions

    Administer currencies, financial exchange activities, deposits as well as company and voucher payments. Prepare and manage guest accounts and take payments by cash, credit card and debit card.

  • Create a financial plan

    Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.

  • Monitor stock market

    Observe and analyse the stock market and its trends on a daily basis to gather up-to-date information in order to develop investment strategies.

  • Maintain financial records

    Keep track of and finalise all formal documents representing the financial transactions of a business or project.

Optional knowledge and skills

provide support in financial calculation provide cost benefit analysis reports handle financial disputes financial jurisdiction electricity market execute analytical mathematical calculations review meteorological forecast data analyse economic trends modern portfolio theory review investment portfolios communicate with customers mathematics gas market