How to be a Commodities Broker

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There are necessary qualities and characteristics that are known to be helpful in accomplishing the job of being a commodities broker.

Because they are the one who represents their client to have transaction with other business establishments, it is essential for a commodity broker have the knowledge in business transaction and technicalities, communication skills and the like quality characteristics.

Before anything else, determining what commodity brokers are tend to give us a clearer perspective of what its qualities needed based on its nature of work. A commodity broker could be an individual, a companies or a firm that act as an agent that transact with other business entity in behalf of the business company where it belongs. Commodity broker is the responsible of buying and selling of the commodities for both transacting party. But what is really the process before an individual become a commodity broker?

Process on Becoming a Commodity Broker

Before you can be one of the people who earning thousands of money by just acting as a middleman to any business transaction. That is why there is a need first for you to undergo several processes in becoming a commodity broker.

The first one is to pass “Series 3 examination”. This is one of the requirements that are known to be essential to be a commodity broker. This is because, in the world of business transaction, poor knowledge and technicalities give poor approach to the goodness of every transaction that a commodity broker will encounter. Furthermore, examination is essential to determine the capacity of an individual to perform business transaction with less fear in the part of the business client where they render their service.

What are the contents of this examination for the commodity broker license? The exam covers two distinct parts. The first one is to test your knowing about hedging, orders, futures markets and information or facts regarding trading. Furthermore, the second part is about the proper regulations and rules dealing with correct and lawful act of communicating and executing transaction between the client and the commodity broker.

After that series of examination, what the applicant for commodity broker does is to secure a form that would give them basic information of your life. This consist of the employment experiences within a past ten years and residential records, which comprises of criminal issue and disciplinary action if any.

Qualities of a Commodities Broker

Generally, most of the commodity broker is intended to have better understanding about subject matters like finance, economics and related business fields that is why many people who became commodity broker posses a college degree, most preferably economics major. This is because the nature of the work of being a commodity broker is prone to business technical terms and possible situations that require strong background about economics and finances.

A good commodity broker possesses some trading strategy. This is the primary tool of the commodity broker in dealing with his client’s transaction of purchasing and selling commodities.

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  • 1. KATHERINE TASSIOS said on 7/29/2012 4:44:23 PM
    we are located in athens greece and our major business is scrap metal and food stuff
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