AGEC 420 - Commodity FuturesCredits: 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.
Empirical and Quantitative Reasoning
Global Issues and Perspectives
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