Commodity Trade and Finance

By: Bharat Book Bureau

Following recent hikes in oil, gas, copper and wheat prices, commodities have once again come to the focus of the investment community and the average person on the street. What affects the supply of oil? How important is weather for grain prices? Why have copper prices skyrocketed? Is it worth investing in commodities? How can I hedge my commodity price risk?

Commodity Trade and Finance looks at the economics of key commodity groups, including energy, agriculture and metals. It examines the supply/demand fundamentals of several major and minor commodities, physical characteristics, production an consumption patterns, trade flows and pricing mechanisms. It also covers, in brief, the main tools used to hedge price risk, such as futures, options and swaps.

Outline and Contents:

Section 1: Energy

Energy economics
Oil history
Oil pricing
Gas
Steam coal
Section 2: Metals

Iron, cooking coal & steel
Copper
Aluminium
Minor base metals
Section 3: Agriculture

Economics of agriculture
Grains & oilseeds
Softs: coffee, sugar, cocoa
Fruits, vegetables & livestock
Forest & paper
Each chapter will contain information on

Physical characteristics
Main producers and consumers
Main exporters and importers
Physical market organisation (pricing, agents, contract types, etc.)
Why you should purchase this book:

It puts together a wealth of information for all key commodities, together with economic analysis
It offers an indispensable reference text for those who are interested in commodities, or about to embark in a relevant career and want a solid academic background in the area.
It is written in non-technical, easily readable language, suitable for all audiences.

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