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    Kansas State University
  Nov 18, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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AGEC 420 - Commodity Futures

Credits: 3

This course is designed to introduce students to the purpose, operation, and use of commodity futures and options markets. The objectives are to: (1) understand why futures exchanges and commodity futures contracts exist; (2) understand and be able to forecast basis; (3) understand hedging and be able to design hedging strategies for various commodity producers and users; (4) understand both put and call options and their potential use in a commodity risk management program; and (5) understand the usefulness and shortcomings of fundamental and technical analysis.

Prerequisite: AGEC 120 or AGEC 121 or ECON 120.

Typically Offered
Fall, Spring

UGE course

K-State 8
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning

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