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Commodity trading management (6 points)


Leader: To be advised

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Commodities compared with branded products; factors influencing commodity prices; futures markets; agricultural price instability - causes, effects, methods of price stabilisation; commodity price forecasting - fundamental and technical approaches; trading profitability and risk management.

Assessment: Trading exercise/report (2000-3000 words): 20% + Fundamentals/technical analysis assignment (2000-3000 words): 25% + Examination (3 hours): 55%

Contact Hours: 5-day summer elective (two blocks of 3 days, plus 2 days with 8 weeks in between)

Prerequisites: AFX1300 plus any second-year business unit

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