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Books: Get an overview of the topic
Search the library catalogue using terms such as Commodities or Commodities trading to get started.
Getting Started in Commodities by Get this handy roadmap to making money in the commodities market. Getting Started in Commodities shows you how to successfully invest in the commodities market in futures, stocks, stock indices, and options. The book explains how the commodities market works as well as how investors can identify and track commodity opportunities -- using fundamental factors such as supply and demand and technical analysis tools. Fontanills, a seasoned trader and educator, also explains the basis of money management, teaches you how to find the best broker, and how to read seasonal chart patterns. Finally, he explores how to build a winning system and test and adjust it for success. Helpful appendices of contract specifications and additional readings are also included. George A. Fontanills (Miami, FL) is the President Emeritus of Optionetics, the world leader in options education and is also a retired hedge fund manager. Fontanills has written many books, including Trade Options Online (0-471-35938-6), The Volatility Course (0-471-39816-0), and The Volatility Course Workbook (0-471-39817-9).
Publication Date: 2007-08-31
Mastering the Commodities Markets by 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
Publication Date: 2012-12-20
News: Find articles on commodities
Use Factiva for current and archived news articles
1. Log into Factiva using the above link
2. Use the free text search box or expand the "Subject" menu to browse for "Commodity/Financial Market News"
Use Financial Times for current news
1. Log in to FT.com (register for an account with your SMU email address)
2a. Go to Markets > Commodities for news; or
2b. Go to Markets > Markets Data Commodities for interactive charting function.
Risk.net provides news relating to risk management.
Under the "Commodities" news section there are sub-sections: energy, oil, gas, power, position limits, Mifid II, and manipulation.
Databases: Download data for commodities research
See How do I Use Bloomberg research guide
See: How do I Use Datastream research guide
See Eikon training videos
4. UN Comtrade
Access the United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database here.
Use the Comtrade Labs for data visualisation.
5. EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts
- Log in to the database
- Click on "Commodities"
- Select data series, years of data, and click "View tables" to see the results