Course curriculum

  • 1

    Commodities Overview

    • Course Introduction

    • Learning Objectives

    • Downloadable Files

    • What Is a Commodity

    • What Makes Commodities Tradeable

    • How Are Commodities Traded

    • Who Trades Commodities and Why

    • Exchange-Traded vs. Over-The-Counter

    • Interactive Exercise 1

  • 2

    Major Commodity Categories

    • Grains and Oilseeds

    • Main Drivers of Grains and Oilseeds

    • Soft Commodities (Softs)

    • Livestock

    • Interactive Exercises 2

    • Energy - Crude Oild and Gasoline

    • Energy - Natural Gas and Electricity

    • Interactive Exercise 3

    • Metals - Base and Gold

    • Metals - Silver, Platinum, and Palladium

    • Differences Between Commodities

    • Interactive Exercise 4

  • 3

    Commodity Trading Strategies

    • Commodity Futures Contract

    • Commodity Futures Contract Bloomberg Example

    • Commodity Futures Available Contracts Bloomberg Example

    • Interactive Exercise 5

    • Using Futures to Hedge

    • The Relationship Between Commodity Spot and Futures Prices

    • Cash and Carry Arbitrage

    • Cash and Carry Arbitrage Case Study

    • Monthly Rolls

    • Interactive Exercise 6

    • Commodity Options Contracts

    • Value on Expiration Date

    • In-the-Money At-the-Money Out-of-the-Money

    • Interactive Exercise 7

    • Options Case Study - Part 1

    • Options Case Study - Part 2

  • 4

    Commodities Spread Trading

    • Commodity Spread Trading Overview

    • Interamarket Spread

    • Intermarket Spread - Crush Spread

    • Crush Spread Example

    • Intermarket Spread - Energy Spread

    • Crack Spread Example

    • Intermarket Spread - Metals

    • Futures Strip Trades

    • Interactive Exercise 8

  • 5

    Course Summary

    • Download Case Study Solutions

    • Course Summary

  • 6

    Qualified Assessment

    • Qualified Assessment

    • Share Your Feedback

    • Course Completion