Kenneth Morris - Head Commodity Trader

 

Whether it is ‘’ Softs’’ or ‘’ Hards’’ there is not  a lot Kenneth does not know about the global commodity markets. Originally a Chicago based open cry pit market trader, Kenneth has evolved in line with modern day trading technology to become an astute and highly efficient  commodity market trading specialist, with a strong focus on leveraged trading, employing multiple short and long trading strategies.

In his spare time Kenneth enjoys crossing the border and losing himself in the solitude of the Canadian wilderness, fly fishing and kayaking.

E: kenneth.morris@casdaqtrading.com

T: +1 347 201 6158

A: Seagram Building, 375 Park Ave #2607, New York, NY 10152. USA​

WHAT DO YOU LIKE BEST WORKING AT CASDAQ?

I appreciate the challenge work provides. I am constantly learning and improving my decision making. I have learned a lot about quantitative decision making techniques, and how to apply poker and game theory to my trading decisions.

WALK US THROUGH A TYPICAL DAY IN YOUR LIFE

I ride into work, have breakfast, and get ready for the day's trading. Before the open, I'll review my positions and discuss overnight news with our Research team. Between 10.00 and 4.30, I'm trading. Trades are executed in a number of ways, manually, automatically through automated strategies, and negotiations with brokers. These require different skill sets, but luckily I work with three senior traders, so have no shortage of people to discuss ideas and opinions.

WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR CURRENT ROLE?

I have autonomy on the trades I make. Casdaqs education program is second to none and they invest a lot of resources in training new traders. Once you have completed the Assistant Trader Program, you are entrusted to run your own trading portfolio. You are supported every step of the way, but you are empowered to make your own decisions.

IN YOUR OPINION, WHT IS THE BEST PERK WE OFFER?

It's hard to choose a favourite between the employee wellness programme and the fully catered kitchen. I'm going to go with the employee wellness programme

WE TALK A LOT ABOUT TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION AT CASDAQ. WHERE DO YOU SEE THIS DEMONSTRATED IN YOUR CURRENT ROLE?

Every morning we have a call with traders and Research Analysts in Hong Kong. We discuss changes and patterns in global markets, and things we can expect to see going forward. This helps us to get different perspectives and get positioned for the trading da

 

Tell us a fun fact about yourself.

Often on weekends, I work at weddings and other functions as a magician. This has allowed me to travel the world and to meet some interesting celebrities and some of the world's best magicians.

 

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RISK DISCLAIMER

The risk of loss in trading capital market positions can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable for you in light of your financial condition. In considering whether to trade or to authorize someone else to trade for you, you should be aware of the following:

If you run a capital market position you may sustain a total loss. If you run a capital market position or engage in off-exchange foreign currency trading you may sustain a total loss. If the market moves against your position, you may be called upon by your trader to deposit a substantial amount of additional margin funds, on short notice, in order to maintain your position. If you do not provide the requested funds within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated at a loss, and you will be liable for any resulting deficit in your account. ​​

​​​The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in capital markets trading can work against you as well as for you. The use of leverage can lead to large losses as well as gains. ​

This brief statement cannot disclose all the risks and other significant aspects of the capital market trading.

​You should also be aware that this capital markets trading advisor may engage in trading foreign futures or options contracts. Transactions on markets located outside the united states, including markets formally linked to a united states market may be subject to regulations which offer different or diminished protection. Further, united states regulatory authorities may be unable to compel the enforcement of the rules of regulatory authorities or markets in non-united states jurisdictions where your transactions may be effected. Before you trade you should inquire about any rules relevant to your particular contemplated transactions and ask the firm with which you intend to trade for details about the types of redress available in both your local and other relevant jurisdictions.