Understanding Commodity Markets and Commodity Trading

IFF - International Faculty of Finance
Course summary
Professional Training
3 days
2,999 GBP
London, Online courses

Course description

Understanding Commodity Markets & Commodity Trading

Over the course of 3 days, this high-impact training programme is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the Commodity Markets and  Commodity Trading.

As a definitive guide to the key commodity markets and their training applications, delegates will build knowledge in the core price drivers, characteristics of risks, rationale for investment and the use of commodity derivatives. Further, this course is tailored to address practical trading strategies and techniques in terms of the various commodity markets, including base metals, softs, energy and precious metals.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This training programme has been structured to meet the training needs of professionals involved in commodities as well as those indirectly linked to the markets. These professionals may include:

  • Traders
  • Risk Managers
  • Brokers & Dealers
  • Fund Managers
  • Junior Traders
  • Compliance
  • Sales Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Audit
  • Inspectors
  • IT & Support Staff

Training Course Content

This training course will include instruction on the following topics:

Introduction to the Commodity Markets

  • Overview of the commodity markets
  • Major price drivers
  • Fund managers & commodities
  • Correlations
  • The markets
  • Spot and forward markets
  • Futures & options
  • Trading options
  • Trading on margin

The Energy Markets

  • Understanding oil & energy
  • Macro-economic events
  • Geo-political risk
  • OPEC & non-OPEC production
  • The energy exchanges
  • Energy Products
  • Trading & trading strategies

Understanding the Base Metals

  • About base metals
  • Price drivers
  • The exchanges
  • Base metals
  • Trading & trading strategies

The Mechanics of Gold and Precious Metals

  • Understanding gold
  • Silver & PGMs
  • Rare earth elements

Getting to Grips with Agriculturals

  • Overview of Ags
  • Price drivers & seasonality
  • Weather
  • Trade associations & government control
  • The products
  • Market reports
  • Price drivers
  • Producer/retail hedging

Trading Commodities on Fundamentals

  • Global markets & supply & demand
  • Economic growth
  • Natural & man-made disasters
  • Producer data and inventories

Trading Commodities with Charts

  • Why does anyone use charts?
  • Understanding your data
  • Types of chart
  • Analysis techniques
  • Programme trading & money management


The cost of this course is £2,199 + VAT per delegate.

In House Training

IFF is the global leader in the provision of tailored in-company courses that are designed to bring about significant increases in personal and organisational performance. By creating training programmes that are aligned to the specific needs of your business, we are able to provide results and ROI’s that are way above what can be achieved via conventional training programmes.

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International Faculty of Finance - IFF Finance & IFE Energy - Specialist Training Courses

As one of the world's leading specialist financial training organisations, The International Faculty of Finance, provides participants in the global financial markets with intensive technical training programmes designed to help them succeed on the global stage.  Established in 1991 we...

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Maple House 149, Tottenham Court Road
W1T 7AD London

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Average rating 5

Based on 11 reviews.

Darren Kellum
Ashi Krishnan
Good vibe- Great speaker. Very relevant and up to date. Great introductory course to commodity markets- would recommend this to colleague. Perfect order of discussion topics
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