Fundamentals of Commodity Markets

Module: Asset classes – Types of markets

Module: Commodities & commodity markets

Module: Production, storage & transport – Up-, mid- & downstream

Module: Market participants & their role

Module: Spot & forward markets – Physical & financial products

Module: Commodity derivatives – Contract specifications & settlement

Module: Pricing of commodities – Price driving factors

Module: Commodity markets vs. Financial markets - Differences

Module: The role of speculators

Reader: Fundamentals of Commodity Markets

Exam: Fundamentals of Commodity Markets

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Objectives

Entrima offers online education. Our eLearning offering covers various educational programmes, each being split into multiple building blocks. The educational programme “Fundamentals of Commodity Markets” is offered in a wide range of modules. Each module represents a specific subjects and/or themes.

Course contents

  • Module: Asset classes – Types of markets
    • About fixed-income, equity, real estate, FX and commodities
    • Risk-reward ratios
  • Module: Commodities & commodity markets
    • About metals, softs & energy, but also freight, carbon & fibres
    • Relations & correlations
  • Module: Production, storage & transport – Up-, mid- & downstream
    • Capacity
    • Analysis of availability and utilization
  • Module: Market participants & their role
    • Commodity trading firms & investors
    • Risk diversification & correlation
    • Roll yield
  • Module: Spot & forward markets – Physical & financial products
    • Price volatility
    • Power & Gas - Balancing
  • Module: Commodity derivatives – Contract specifications & settlement
    • Physical delivery vs. cash settlement
    • ADP, TAS
    • Power & gas: Delivery period vs moment
  • Module: Pricing of commodities – Price driving factors
    • Fundamental & non-fundamental price driving factors
    • Pestle & steepled analysis, incl. seasonality & mean-reversion
  • Module: Commodity markets vs. Financial markets - Differences
    • Differences between the characteristics of both markets
    • A comparison is made concerning markets, products & pricing
  • Module: The role of speculators
    • The impact of speculators on price levels
    • Politicians, policy makers & regulation
  • Reader
  • Exam
Price online €299.00 €199.00 excl. VAT
Price in-class €990.00 excl. VAT
Calendar in-class Amsterdam
31 Jan 2018

Amsterdam
1 Sep 2018
Duration in-class 1 day
Level Fundamentals
Language English

Course elements

eLearning

9 video modules (a combined total of ~130 minutes of video content).

Extensive Reader

A reader providing significant background and depth.

Tests & Final Exam

Several test questions per module and a final exam covering the whole course.

Certification

When the final exam has been passed you will receive the digital certificate and can be registered with the Charter.