Financial Dealer

Financial Dealers work with their own portfolio, buying and selling commodities and securities for profit under their own name. They monitor the financial marketplace and use their own capital for transactions. Sometimes dealers are able to offer better prices to investors, however because they stand to profit, their advice is biased.
 

Duties and tasks

  • Ensure all transactions meet the legal requirements
  • Interpret information provided by periodicals, reports, and viewing screens
  • Make transactions in commodities and securities
  • Monitor markets and stay up-to-date with trends
  • Prepare documents such as reports and statements

Skills required

  • Communication
  • Decision Making
  • Knowledge of Laws and Regulations
  • Organisation
  • Strong Attention to Detail
  • Writing

Working conditions

Financial Dealers work indoors in an office setting. They work in a high-stress environment because of the high-value exchanges that take place, and the constant fluctuations of the market. Because of the nature of their work, they must take precautions against injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Financial dealers generally work full-time in a regular Monday through Friday work week.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Financial Markets Association 
http://www.afma.com.au/

Australian Securities and Investments Commission
http://www.asic.gov.au/

Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited
http://www.fpa.asn.au/

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia
http://www.finsia.com/

Related jobs and job titles

  • Commodities Trader
  • Equities Analyst
  • Financial Stockbroker
  • Investment Adviser
  • Investment Banker
  • Market Dealer
  • Merchant Banker
     

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