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Financial Trader Internships

Traders are generally required to complete an internship to graduate. The value of these internships to aspiring traders is impossible to overstate. The training is intensive, and the internship provides a very practical introduction to one of the most demanding, and lucrative careers that exist today.

The internships are usually advertised on the career pages of corporate websites, which are definitely the best place to look first. The internships are also commonly offered at financial industry career and job fairs, which are very useful places to check out what's available and make comparisons between offers.

Trader internships interviews preparation

Internship providers set vary high standards for admission. They also get the best and brightest applicants. You must view the interview as a competitive process. You can expect to be thoroughly tested in all aspects of your knowledge. Don't be surprised if the first question you get is "What do you know about our company?" The wrong answer will eliminate you from consideration for the internship. You must research the employer's business in depth. You should be fully familiar with the trading element of their business in particular. Correlate the internship and its applications in the company's business, and learn the basics well. Check out the company's website, their annual reports, and market information sources to ensure you have up to date information.

Interview questions

There are several essential areas you must be prepared to deal with:

  • Your technical knowledge: These questions will cover the entire gamut of industry practices. Although you're at trainee level, a strong knowledge base is required to do the internship job. Remember the employer is looking for the best interns they can find. Revise all aspects of the job's requirements thoroughly.
  • Your knowledge of the provider's business: This is where your research pays off. Your understanding of the provider's services is a competitive advantage, absolutely critical to your status as a candidate. You should be able to converse fluently about the employer's products and services and answer any related questions.

Trader internships overview

Some big industry names provide internships, so the training can be ranked according to the provider, to some extent. A "brand name" internship looks very good on the resume at entry level, and the competition for places is ferocious. If you get one of these internships, you've already made a major career achievement.

Latest online fraud: Fake Postal Money Orders

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From the NY Times:A Common Currency for Online Fraud
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Fake checks have been the stock in trade of online fraud artists for years. Now authorities are noting a surge in schemes involving sophisticated counterfeiting of a different form of payment: United States postal money orders. And the fleecing of victims often begins in an e-mail in-box.
In the last six months, the F.B.I. and postal inspectors say, international forgers - mostly in Nigeria, but also in Ghana and Eastern Europe - appear to have turned new attention to the United States postal money order

Latest online fraud: Fake Postal Money Orders.

by KimbizBack

From the NY Times:A Common Currency for Online Fraud
By TOM ZELLER Jr.
Fake checks have been the stock in trade of online fraud artists for years. Now authorities are noting a surge in schemes involving sophisticated counterfeiting of a different form of payment: United States postal money orders. And the fleecing of victims often begins in an e-mail in-box.
In the last six months, the F.B.I. and postal inspectors say, international forgers - mostly in Nigeria, but also in Ghana and Eastern Europe - appear to have turned new attention to the United States postal money order

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Obama was firm, however, that smuggling of arms to Gaza must be stopped. He endorses the agreement of Condoleeza Rice and Israeli foreign minister Tzipi Livni that the Egyptian-Gaza border must be closed - a remarkable exercise of imperial arrogance, as the Financial Times observed: "as they stood in Washington congratulating each other, both officials seemed oblivious to the fact that they were making a deal about an illegal trade on someone else's border - Egypt in this case.

"Sex Slaves", CBC Newsworld, Sun. June 10 @10pm

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In New York in April of this year, Katie Couric presented the Associated Producers team with the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Television Documentary on international affairs for their film Sex Slaves.
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If you missed it the first time, here’s another opportunity to see this acclaimed award-winning film.
Sex Slaves will be broadcast on CBC Newsworld, Sunday June 10 at 10pm ET/PT.
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Sex Slaves is a gripping documentary expose inside the global sex trade in women from the former Soviet Bloc

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