Commodities Markets

This one day Commodities Markets course covers the principal commodities markets and how they are traded and providing practical, hands-on commodity analysis experience. In addition to the derivation of traded commodity prices, the course explores the inter-relationships amongst commodity markets and their relationship to key macroeconomic variables such as interest rates and inflation.


It also provides a guide to some of the more exotic traded commodities, such as carbon credits and weather derivatives and examines their role in modern markets. It also takes a look into the future, including the potential impact of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in vital commodity markets.


  • Financial analysts
  • Economists
  • Quantitative analysts
  • Commodity analysts
  • Pension fund managers
  • Risk managers
  • Investors
  • New financial markets employees


One day

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course delegates should have a broad understanding of the following subject areas:

  • Overview of key markets: energy, metals and minerals, agriculture and industrial
  • Key players: producers, hedgers, traders, hedge funds and government agencies
  • Trading on major commodities exchanges and Over-the-Counter (OTC)
  • Understanding the transaction process for exchange traded and OTC contracts
  • Main derivative types: forwards, futures, spreads, options, leases, repos and ETFs.
  • Uses of derivatives: position taking, Sharia-compliant investment and hedging


This course has no prerequisites. Although bond analysis requires a wide range of financial analytical and economic concepts, these will be introduced with no prior knowledge needed.

Quartic Support

Quartic is here to support you at every stage of your studying. Tutors are available by phone, e-mail or Skype, or in person if you are coming to face-to-face classes. Our Support team can assist with every aspect of administration.

Please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7776 7500 or email us at [email protected] with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.

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