In "Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications, " Neil
Schofield provides a complete and accessible reference for anyone
working in, or studying commodity markets and their associated
derivatives. Dealing primarily with over the counter structures,
the book provides extensive coverage of both hard and soft
commodities, including gold, crude oil, electricity, plastics,
emissions and agriculturals.
Using structures unique to the individual market, each chapter
includes an explanation of the commodity and an analysis of its
physical market, discussion on the typical patterns of demand and
supply and the main factors that will influence the price of the
commodity, and the main products.
Each chapter focuses on how the products could be used along the
physical supply chain and seeks to identify the main market risks
and how they can be hedged. The book then brings into perspective
how the structuring banks hedge their own resultant exposure and
examines the attraction of OTC investment structures for the
"Commodity Derivatives: Markets and Applications" is essential
reading for those wishing to learn about the main features of the
commodity markets, the mechanics of derivatives, and how they are
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