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Investment Banking Traders

Overview

Investment banking traders buy and sell equities (stocks and shares), fixed income products, currencies, commodities, corporate credit, government debt, interest rate products, and other types of securities. Flow traders do this for their firm’s clients, while proprietary traders use their employer’s own capital to make the trades. Traders often specialize, becoming experts in particular types of derivatives, stocks, currencies, commodities, and other securities.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Outgoing

Realistic

Career Ladder
Director

Senior Trader

Trader

Assistant Trader

Trading Clerk

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