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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Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Trading Analyst make?

Confident
$88,819 /yr
Total Pay
$74,526
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$14,293
 /yr

Additional Pay

$88,819

 / yr
$19K$524K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Trading Analyst Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
32%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
10%
8+
5%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Trading Analyst Insights

Read what Trading Analyst professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Bloomberg L.P.Bloomberg L.P.
Electronic Trading Specialist
Jul 2, 2021

“The benefit is top notch and the people are the best”

The Consulate General of Spain in Hong Kong
International Trade Analyst
Nov 24, 2020

“Very good economic conditions for an internship and good boost for your career.”

Applied MaterialsApplied Materials
Global Trade Analyst
Nov 17, 2021

“The global trade position allows you the ability to grow and move forward in your career.”

AmeripriseAmeriprise
Trading Specialist
Oct 7, 2021

“Good work and life balance”

TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade
Retail Trading Specialist
Jan 25, 2021

“Pto accrues quickly and quick career development”

Applied MaterialsApplied Materials
Global Trade Analyst
Nov 17, 2021

“You will learn a lot and this is a great start for any career.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Global Trade Analyst
Dec 26, 2021

“Difficult to balance work and private life.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Trade Support Analyst
Jul 15, 2020

“Really depends on the team you get placed on but overall great”

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