Energy and Commodities are the mainstays of the 21st century economy and, at the same time, offer many exciting new opportunities for trading. However, prices can be highly volatile. Oil is potentially exposed to geo-political trouble. Gold is constantly in the news, ever vigilant for inflation or for am hedge against falling equity markets. Food, grains, precious and base Metals – these are all part of this dynamic world. These products are widely used by financial professionals, as well as by individual investors, for portfolio protection as well as investment reward.
The ACF Academy seminars on energy and commodities cover the principal sources of energy – oil, natural gas, coal, electricity, nuclear, as well as renewable sources – and the main commodities traded, including metals and agriculturals. During these courses we examine the markets, supply and demand, the role of derivatives in managing price risk in an increasingly volatile market, and how users can manage their exposure to commodities and energy prices, or invest in their view of the future.