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Mission of physical Commodities Academy in London

Mission of physical Commodities Academy in London is to attract talents into industry we love, train them and present with prospects for further professional development. Physical commodities trading requires a highly specialized set of skills, which can be relatively quickly taught to candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Since physical commodities trading includes aspects of market research and analysis/logistics/warehousing/contract formation/quality management/derivatives markets and international trade, the training is both interesting …

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Switching from paper to physical trading and back

Paper trading, defined as trading derivatives and commodities on OTC paper markets (look no further than paper market for grains in Hamburg, if you try to second guess what I mean) enjoyed for long much more attention than physical trading. Physical trading stayed in the shadow radiating the aura of obscurity. In major world commercial centers, the openings for paper traders have been much more plentiful than for physical traders. …

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Career of a Trader

As a teenager I was living in industrial area. I have been seeing long trains, carrying wagons full of coal and huge tankers departing from the port on regular basis. On many occasions I was wondering who are the people buying and selling these huge amounts of commodities. How does the market for commodities look like? How the transport and financing is being organized. How does it even make sense …