Traders buy and sell financial instruments like stocks, bonds, currencies or commodities that are traded in different markets in order to benefit from expected market movements. As a trader your goal can for instance be maximising assets or minimising the financial risk for an investor, individual or bank. Many describe the trading job as stressful, challenging and exciting all at the same time. This constant feeling of adrenaline is for a part caused by the prospect of great rewards that can be reaped in a matter of seconds.
Quants are perfectly matched with trading firms, because of the need to be able to make quick calculations in short time spans. For those who like to challenge themselves and compete with colleagues at every turn of the road, trading spans the crown. You are competing against the entire world in the virtual arena of the financial instruments market and everyone will know when you are the top ace in the business.