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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