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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3.7 ★
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Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Trading Analyst make?

$102,527 /yr
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Trading Analyst Career Path

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Trading Analyst

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Trading Analyst
Oct 25, 2022

“Working schedule is flexible which makes going to work less stressing to meet specific times.”

Bloomberg L.P.Bloomberg L.P.
Electronic Trading Specialist
Jul 2, 2021

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

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.”

Global Trade Analyst
Jan 16, 2023

“work and life balance is good”

Trading Analyst
Aug 12, 2022

“Good people and hours which I liked”

TD AmeritradeTD Ameritrade
Retail Trading Specialist
Jan 25, 2021

“Pto accrues quickly and quick career development”

Pomelo FashionPomelo Fashion
Trading Analyst
Sep 9, 2022

“You will get promoted and well paid if your performance is good.”

Bank of the Philippine IslandsBank of the Philippine Islands
Retail Trading Specialist
Dec 6, 2022

“• Some teams have supervisors that intentionally want you to grow or develop your career.”

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