Mastering the Commodities Markets: A step-by-step guide to the markets, products and their trading (Financial Times (Pearson Education))

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9780273768128: Mastering the Commodities Markets: A step-by-step guide to the markets, products and their trading (Financial Times (Pearson Education))

  • Covers all the major commodity markets, their products, applications and risks
  • Learn how to invest, hedge and trade in the related physical, equities and derivatives markets

Commodities such as oil and gas, food and water, solar and wind power, metals and minerals, animals and fish have become a genuine asset class alongside bonds, equities, and foreign exchange.

 

Mastering the Commodities Markets is an introduction to both the general commodity markets and to specific products: precious metals, oil and other hydrocarbons, rare earth elements, aqua and agriculture, alternative energy and carbon and environmental commodities. Beginning with the basics of commodities and how they have developed as an asset class in their own right, the book then introduces key commodities chapter by chapter, looking at the background and context of each product, their origins and manufacture, key market participants, pricing structures and patterns, risks and how to trade, hedge and use indices.

 

Mastering Commodities Markets includes: 

  • Commodity prices and their effect on financial markets
  • Financial and non-financial market participants
  • Economics of commodities, pricing mechanics and markets
  • Trading, hedging, arbitrage and investing
  • Commodity Indices

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About the Author:

Francesca Taylor has a B.Sc in Geology from London University and has been active in the commodity, currency and derivatives markets for many years. She is a well-established and published author

 

Francesca has a talent for simplifying the complex and the complicated. She is the founder and ex-CEO of Taylor Associates (International) and is Managing Partner of the Matrix Partnership. Now based in the Middle East (Dubai) she is at the heart of the global oil and gas markets and has close ties with commodity traders and commodity asset managers. In addition she has worked closely with the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) where the Oman crude oil contract is traded and has a wide reaching and broad group of contacts.

 

Francesca is the author of Mastering Derivatives Markets (now in its 4th edition), Mastering Foreign Exchange and Currency Options and Market Know How: Finance and Markets

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 "I really like the way it has been written, it provides excellent coverage of the subject matter" Ahsan Ahmedani, Treasury Superintendent at Cristal (The National Titaniun Dioxide Company Ltd), Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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