How often do people dwell on the professionals behind the scenes of the stock market? How often to do we consider the people studying consumer trends, commodities trade, and commodities futures? While many people take the price of precious commodities for granted, Clayton Perlman knows exactly what goes on behind the scenes.
After years of working as a real estate developer, Clayton Perlman used his extensive knowledge of how to run a business, along with his experiences in finance, to operate as a Futures Trading Clerk. Clayton Perlman got his clerk’s license, and worked for a trading company between October 1992 and October 1993. Located in New York, New York, it was Clayton Perlman’s duty to manage the company’s eighty-acre residential real estate development, and also to work on the trade floor.
Clayton Perlman worked in crude oil futures, heating oil futures, and crude options pits. His duties included the reconciling of trading activity, arranging trade between pits, and tracking positions of trades. In just a short period of time, Clayton Perlman gained a thorough and complete understanding of the trading positions.
Clayton Perlman left the New York Mercantile Exchange after 1993. However, his absence would not be felt long. By 1999, Clayton Perlman was back in New York with his clerk’s license, working for a new trading company. In October of 1999, Clayton Perlman joined another trading company in the position of Principal, performing technical and risk analysis.
While many people are aware of the risks involved in stock market investment, Clayton Perlman knew from his former position that investment in commodities carries risks also. While commodities are considered more stable investments, Clayton Perlman still works to assess the risks his company faces when investing in the commodities trade. With a past in energy commodities, Clayton Perlman knows there are various factors that contribute to risk, such as production and politics.