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“You need to have a passion for the markets”

Hear a trader's perspective on working at Edward Jones.


Location - St. Louis, Mo., Tempe, Ariz.

What we do

The Trading area identifies market opportunities and risks in order to help clients make good investment decisions; offers a consistent, deep and broad supply of high-quality traded products aligned with sector and maturity guidance; and drives the innovation that enhances our ability to deliver the traded products that will meet current and future client needs.

Departments include:

  • International Fixed Income
  • Secondary Taxable Fixed Income
  • Short-term Taxable Fixed Income
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Unit Investment Trust
  • Equity Trading
  • Trading Systems and Controls

Where we are headed

Trading will continue to be responsible for identifying market opportunities and ensuring a ready supply of investment products for our clients through commitment of firm capital and managing risk.

What we need

The most common role in the area is a Trader. A Bachelor's degree is required, and as Traders progress in their role, many will acquire advanced degrees such as an MBA, or designations such as a CFA, CFP or CPA. We also look for strong math and communication skills, ability to multi-task and a basic understanding of the markets.

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