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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) predicts that employment for securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents will grow about as fast as the average through 2022, with employment for commodities brokers being especially strong. The DOL reports that "trading in commodities markets has increased substantially in recent years, driven by large group investors, such as retirement funds, entering the market. As the number of transactions increases in commodities trading, such as oil futures, employment of commodities sales agents will increase to meet this demand." Additionally, opportunities should be good as a result of the growing number and increasing complexity of investment options, the increasing types of commodities that available for investment due to the increasingly globalized marketplace, and the large number of baby boomers who are reaching retirement age, any of whom are looking to invest in markets as a way of saving for their futures.