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Mastering the Commodities Markets A Step-by-Step Guide to the Markets, Products and Their Trading

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ISBN-10: 0273768123

ISBN-13: 9780273768128

Edition: 2012

Authors: Francesca Taylor

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Book details

List price: $75.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall
Publication date: 11/22/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Author's acknowledgements
Publisher's acknowledgements
Contributors
Commodity Fundamentals
Commodities are an asset class in their own right
Range of commodity investments
Market developments and global drivers
Commodity prices and their effect on financial markets
Market participants
How commodities differ from other assets
Economics of commodities: spot and forward transactions
Forward curves: contango and backwardation
Understanding the 'basis'
Commodity hedging, trading, arbitrage
Commodity indices
Key Commodities Derivatives
Background and context
Market fundamentals: exchange traded v. OTC derivatives markets
The major commodities exchanges
Exchange traded futures
Market operations
Exchange traded options
OTC commodities derivatives
OTC commodities options (caps)
OTC commodities swaps
Regulatory reform
Oil: Steven McBain, Cmde Oil Trading Manager, Singapore
Background and context
Crude oil production
Crude oil consumption
Crude oil refining
Geopolitics
OPEC
Definitions and key features
Oil reserves
Oil uses and applications
Oil pricing and price discovery
Freighting
Hedging and risk management
Environmental concerns
Future market developments
Gas: With featured section on natural gas trading, by Victoria Adams, European Natural Gas Broker, ICAP Energy Ltd
Background and context
What is natural gas?
Gas measurements
Natural gas formation
Natural gas reserves
Natural gas producers
Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Shale gas
Gas pricing and price discovery
Trading natural gas
'Prompt' and 'curve' markets
Spot trading and balancing
Exchange trading
Coal
Background and context
Range of coals
Mining and production
World production and reserves
Coal pricing and price discovery
Exchange traded markets
Trading with coal futures
Environmental concerns
Coal and carbon issues
Alternative Energy
Background and context
Measurements of electricity
Energy definitions
Hydropower
Wind power
Solar power
Biofuels
Geothermal power
Carbon and Environmental Commodities: Andrew Pisano, Senior Manager of Marketing and Development, Green X, A CME Group Company, New York
Background and context
Economics of climate change
An overview of emissions trading
Emissions trading schemes
Pricing and price discovery - supply and demand
Hedging and trading
The future of emissions trading
Precious Metals: Jeffrey Rhodes, Global Head of Precious Metals and Chief Executive Officer, INTL Commodities DMCC, Dubai
Introduction - a personal view
Background and context: the London bullion market
Bullion accounts
Supply and demand
Producers and consumers
Pricing and price discovery
Hedging and trading instruments
Technical analysis
Base Metals: Fabrice Tayot, Commodity and Energy Specialist for Thomson Reuters, Dubai
Background and context
The mining lifecycle
Rehabilitation and environmental concerns
Characteristics, supply and demand of key base metals: Aluminium, Copper, Zinc, Nickel, Lead
Pricing and price discovery
Risk management and derivatives
Outlook
Rare Earth Elements
Background and context
Definition and key features
Supply and demand
World production and reserves
Importance of China
Importance of rare earth elements in today's markets
Defence uses of rare earth elements
REE pricing and price discovery
Key steps to project completion
Hedging and trading
Outlook for rare earth elements
Food and Agriculture: Douglas Hansen-Luke with featured section on 'Agriculture in Africa -focus on Zambia', by Bruce Danckwerts and Marc-Henri Veyrassat
Background and context - what is agriculture?
Demand
Supply
Industry structure
Investing in agriculture
Agriculture in Africa - focus on Zambia
The ethics and social equity of food investment
Conclusion
Water
Background and context
The water cycle and climate change
Major water resources
Population pressures
Renewable versus non-renewable resources
Africa
Water conversion and desalination
Pricing and price discovery
Concept of 'peak water'
Future developments
Introduction to The Matrix Partnership
Units of Measurement
Index