Equity Trader Interview Questions and Answers
1. Why do you want to be a trader?
Iam fresher, I have only therotical knoweldge,I don't have any experence,I want become financial anlysist .according my view this is the stong basment my carrer build in futuer.
I like the fast paced environment and have been interested in trading since highschool. I am a risk taker who is ready to put in long hours to be successful
As I have done MBA Finance,I have sound knowledge of stock market.Moreover a trader needs accuracy in work which I consider as one of the strengths of mine.
I would like be a trader because is an interesting job. I am in the last face of my master and I am seeking for a challenging position which will offer me a prosperous carreer. During this year I have devoloped a solid background in economics and finance and I think that working as a trader is the ideal for me.
I want to understand the stock market as a dealer & want to increase mine & others investment returns.
This field is new 4 me and I find its really intresting.
I have done my mba in finance , and I am a fresher. I need to gain practical knowledge. This profile is great platform for my career to start.
2. Describe your specific skills related to this job.
Best execution skill and enormous product knowledge.
I can handle clients n having analytic views for stocks.
I like to complete perform my work with utmost accuracy and attention to detail as well as timely manner.So I think I am quite suitable for this job.
The fact that during my studies I had to work at the same time enabled me to develop excellent management time skills and work under pressure efficiently. I could say that I am more productive when I work under pressure. As a character I always used to be organized and a hard worker which I condider will be extremely usefull especialy during the training. Last but not least my engangement with several econometrics researches contributed to develop analytical skills.
I know different types of charts & to analyse their performance, I also hold certifications related to this job.
I like the fast paced environment and have been interested in trading since highschool. I am a risk taker who is ready to put in long hours to be successful.
I love equity market and how volatile it is in nature you can never be 100 percent sure but you can predict, it is never about the skill but rather to your risk acknowledging capabilities and discipline. It is exotic in my eyes.
3. How do you handle stress?
Well. Calm and collected. Breath First.
relax. not panic.
I try to handle stress with the most possible way of completing work by stability of mind and error free result.
As everyone else I am also stressed. But always in normal ranges. I think that a bit stress allows me to be more productive under certain circumnstances. Eventhough I can handle with stress succesfully when I feel that I am too stressed which happens very rarely I just take a few deep breaths and I am able to continue with what I was doing effectively.
Completing my targets according to priorities of time.
I am very easy going in nature, I think that would benefit me to persevere a stressful environment.
4. How are your communication skills?
5. What are your career goals?
6. Do you have previous experience as an Equity Trader?
7. What are the US Equity Market Hours?
8. What company do you want to work for?
9. Why are you the best candidate for us?
10. Why should we hire you?
11. Define risk. What is the riskiest thing you've ever done?
12. Pitch me an equity trading idea that is purely based on macroeconomics.
13. Tell me about a time when you had to make a difficult decision.
14. What previous experience do you have as an Equity Trader?
15. Tell me about a time you took a risk.
I can say I took a risk of joining MBA course as my graduation marks were bit low.But that risk resulted into the most important and right decision as got an MBA degree without any hassle.
While for a presentation at post graduation level, was given only 33 minutes to make one & organize team for the presentation.
In trading? I think 40 out of 20 percent in my trading routine I take risk in entering a position. However I capped it.