Introduction to Commodity Derivatives

Introduction to Commodity Derivatives

This video series will examine the relationship between commodity prices and their supply and demand conditions. In this video, Emma discusses how changes in the demand-supply balance affect the price of a commodity.
Overview

Commodity prices move in response to changes in the balance between the supply of and the demand for commodities. Commodity derivatives are contracts whose prices fluctuate in line with movements in commodity prices and which can be used to manage commodity price exposures.

Key learning objectives:

  • Explain what a (i) deficit and (ii) a surplus market is and how commodity prices should move in each market scenario

  • Why are commodity prices volatile?

  • Explain what a commodity derivative is

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