Trader and Trading Associate?

Does anyone have some insight to the description below? Is this a dog eat dog position, very high stress, long hours? It was listed as a job through an agency, with compensation in the 50 to 80K range..apparently entry level....What would a trader actually do? I know that I have the smarts to do it, not sure about applying for it. International hedge fund seeks to hire a Trading Associate for their evening shifts. Trading Associates will be trained on the firms trading methods and strategies, help process and execute trades and assist with developing trade strategies. Trading Associates will also interact with various internal and external contacts resulting in exposure to several facets of the firm. Candidates will have a BS/BA, strong analytical and computer skills, and be able to perform well in a fast paced environment while handling several projects at the same time.

Asked By: clarkdellis - 9/28/2006
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Trader can be a high stress position but not long hours. Given the description, this trader would either be trading in the European or the Asian market. Once the market is close, a trader's work is done. You customers are likely to be people with high level of energy who would be really upset if they do not get... More
Answered By: JQT - 9/28/2006
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