What does a Trading Analyst do?

Trading analysts study stock market activity, execute trades, and monitor and analyze trade activity on behalf of clients. They perform trade-related data analysis in order to help advise clients on trading strategy. This often involves the use of internal/proprietary portfolio management programs and tools. They typically work under the supervision or guidance of account managers, sales executives, or other financial specialists.

Trading analysts typically have at least a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or a related field, although an MBA or other advanced degree is often preferred. They commonly have a background in markets and securities, or support roles in a trading environment. Proficiency with Excel and other data management programs is helpful. These roles require the ability to remain calm and organized in a fast-paced and often stressful environment.

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
32%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
10%
8+
5%

Common Skill Sets

Attention To Detail
Microsoft Office Suite
Time Management
Microsoft EXCEL
Excellent Communication
Written Communication
Agile Software Development
Microsoft Word

Trading Analyst Seniority Levels

Financial Analyst
27% made the transition
Financial Consultant
5% made the transition
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Trading Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$79,804 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$53K
Median: $80K
$121K
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