Commodities Fundamentals

Commodities Fundamentals
Corporate Finance Institute (CFI) on-demand courses are designed for finance professionals and industry practitioners who want to master the art of corporate finance. The courses move through three levels of mastery for anyone looking to be an expert in financial modeling, valuation, and financial analysis. Participants typically include professionals in entry to mid-level positions in financial planning and analysis (FP&A), corporate development, treasury, investor relations, and capital markets. All participants are automatically issued certificates of completion after successfully finishing each course.

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This course provides an in-depth overview of commodities trading in capital markets. We will introduce the key features of commodities and go over the major commodity categories with their key drivers. Then we will explore how commodities are traded in the derivatives markets using futures and options. We will demonstrate common commodity trading strategies such as hedging, cash and carry arbitrage trading, and monthly rollover. Finally, we will discuss commodity spread trading strategies such as intramarket spreads, intermarket spreads, and strips.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Define commodities and their key features
  • Identify the major commodity categories
  • Discuss the drivers of the commodities in different categories
  • Undertake commodity trading strategies using futures and options
  • Explain commodity spreads and common spread trading strategies
CPD- 3 Hours
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023 11:59 PM