Understanding Commodity Markets and Commodity Trading

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
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Professional Course
Self-paced Online
3 days
From 2,999 GBP

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Understanding Commodity Markets & Commodity Trading

Over the course of 3 days, this high-impact training programme is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the Commodity Markets and Commodity Trading.

As a definitive guide to the key commodity markets and their training applications, delegates will build knowledge in the core price drivers, characteristics of risks, rationale for investment and the use of commodity derivatives. Further, this course is tailored to address practical trading strategies and techniques in terms of the various commodity markets, including base metals, softs, energy and precious metals.

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Who should attend?

This training programme has been structured to meet the training needs of professionals involved in commodities as well as those indirectly linked to the markets. These professionals may include:

  • Traders
  • Risk Managers
  • Brokers & Dealers
  • Fund Managers
  • Junior Traders
  • Compliance
  • Sales Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Audit
  • Inspectors
  • IT & Support Staff

Training content

This training course will include instruction on the following topics:

Introduction to the Commodity Markets

  • Overview of the commodity markets
  • Major price drivers
  • Fund managers & commodities
  • Correlations
  • The markets
  • Spot and forward markets
  • Futures & options
  • Trading options
  • Trading on margin

The Energy Markets

  • Understanding oil & energy
  • Macro-economic events
  • Geo-political risk
  • OPEC & non-OPEC production
  • The energy exchanges
  • Energy Products
  • Trading & trading strategies

Understanding the Base Metals

  • About base metals
  • Price drivers
  • The exchanges
  • Base metals
  • Trading & trading strategies

The Mechanics of Gold and Precious Metals

  • Understanding gold
  • Silver & PGMs
  • Rare earth elements

Getting to Grips with Agriculturals

  • Overview of Ags
  • Price drivers & seasonality
  • Weather
  • Trade associations & government control
  • The products
  • Market reports
  • Price drivers
  • Producer/retail hedging

Trading Commodities on Fundamentals

  • Global markets & supply & demand
  • Economic growth
  • Natural & man-made disasters
  • Producer data and inventories

Trading Commodities with Charts

  • Why does anyone use charts?
  • Understanding your data
  • Types of chart
  • Analysis techniques
  • Programme trading & money management

About IFF

International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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