IFF Training

Understanding Commodity Markets and Commodity Trading

Available dates

May 11—13, 2020
3 days
London, United Kingdom
GBP 3599 ≈USD 4869
GBP 1199 per day


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About the course

As the Chinese, Indian and emerging economies continue to develop, commodities markets saw spectacular gains and fund managers sought to monetise this performance by investing directly or indirectly in this asset class. However the capital expenditure, shale oil, over supply in many commodities has caused a dramatic reversal of the commodity ‘bull’ market with the supply/demand factors failing to respond. Exchanges have made commodities easier to trade whilst investment houses have created products to replicate the underlying commodities’ movements. The fundamentals of commodities are changing: volatility has increased so investors need strategies to optimise returns - whether hedging or investing directly. This course covers all aspects of the commodity classes, commodity investment and the principal price drivers in both the physical and on the exchanges, producer, manufacturer and user supply/demand characteristics and pricing.


  • The fundamental characteristics and trading risks of commodity markets
  • How to capitalise on the different opportunities each sector presents
  • How each commodity trades – the physical, the exchanges and the products
  • Practical trading strategies and techniques for the different commodity markets, including: Base metals, energy, softs and precious metals
  • How to optimise your use of commodity derivatives as a robust trading and hedging tool

How You Will Learn

Draw on Steve's extensive experience, in both his career and as a course trainer, to understand the market and the current developments fully

Three intensive days of practical training will leave you with the confidence and knowledge to optimise your use of commodity derivatives as a robust trading and hedging tool

Trust the experts

Steve McGann

Steve is a provider of financial training on a wide variety of subjects and has the ability to link real life examples with his presentations. He has worked globally for institutions such as Bank for International Settlements, ECB, OPEC Fund, Securities and Futures Authority (Hong Kong) as well a...


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