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Databases: Download data for commodities research
See How do I Use Bloomberg research guide
See Eikon training videos
3. 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
News: Find articles on commodities
Factiva This link opens in a new window
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"
Financial Times This link opens in a new window
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 This link opens in a new window
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.
Books: Get an overview of the topic
Search the library catalogue using terms such as Commodities or Commodities trading to get started.
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
Guide to Commodities by A gold mine of information, insights and powerful tools to help you win big in today's commodities markets The recent fortunes made by investors in rare earth metals and gold are just two shining examples of what an extremely profitable investment class commodities can be. But with radical swings in price volatility (think oil) and the vagaries of global geopolitics, commodities also can be one of the trickiest arenas in which to play. Written by the Senior Commodities Editor for The Economist Intelligence Unit, this book provides you with a comprehensive, highly practical look at the commodities markets. In addition to covering major trends and key changes in the markets, both past and present, it supplies you with proven tools for analyzing and taking full advantage of this ever-changing asset class. Focuses specifically on natural commodities classes, such as natural resources and raw materials, both mineral and agricultural Explores trends in the consumption and production of the commodities in question as well as the changing markets for those goods Describes how commodities prices have changed historically and in recent years and how they are likely to change in future Arms investors with an array valuable tools for analyzing market movements, timing trades and tracking and predicting price volatility
Publication Date: 2013-04-29
Financial Markets for Commodities by Agricultural, energy or mineral commodities are traded internationally in two market categories: physical markets and financial markets. More specifically, on the financial markets, contracts are negotiated, the price of which depends on the price of a commodity. These contracts are called derivatives (futures, options contracts, swaps). This book presents, on the one hand, the characteristics of these derivatives and the markets on which they are traded and, on the other hand, those transactions that typically combine an action on the physical market and a transaction on the corresponding financial market. The understanding of commodity financial markets mainly relies on the resources of economic analysis, especially the financial economy, because the use of this discipline is essential to understanding the major operations that are conducted daily by the operators of these markets: traders, producers, processors, financiers.
Publication Date: 2019-01-03