Name of Course: Introduction to the World of Commodities

Target Audience

Students will undertake classroom base teaching which will offer them theoretical knowledge to pursue a career within the commodities industry such as Oil & Gas industry, Metals Trading Business and Agri Business.

The aim will be to develop skills, further knowledge and give insider information that will build their confidence to showcase to potential employees.

Large classroom based type workshops with the option for 1-2-1 tuition at our Central London training centre.

Course Content:

Key highlights will be:

  • How do we define Commodities, which are the main segments and which are the most tradable Commodities in each category
  • Basic Terminology of the Commodities markets
  • The meaning of Supply & Demand in Commodities markets
  • Contango&Backwardated forward curves and what we can take out of them
  • How traders profit from the shape of the Commodities forward curves and the prevailing global supply/demand conditions
  • Overview of the Energy Markets (Crude Oil, Products, Refineries, etc)
  • Main drivers of Metal Markets (both for Precious & Base Metals)
  • Characteristics of the main Grain markets (Corn, Soybeans and Wheat)
  • Derivatives associated with the Commodities markets (Options, Futures, Swaps & Forwards)
  • Brief overview of various strategies that financial investors can invest in and benefit from Commodities markets
  • Current developments across the Commodities markets and how these affect future prices
  • Why the Chinese economic expansion has been a key driver of Commodities prices over the last and current decade


Theory / Case Studies / Discussions 


7 Hours

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to pursue a career in commodities with the view of becoming a full time professional trader.


There are no prerequisites or entry requirements, as long as you want to get more experience in the field of Commodities, this is the right place for you.

Career path:

Entry Level Traders, Professional Traders

Awarded by:

Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
Course Completion Certificate awarded by Acudemy



Financial Options:

Further discounts for upfront payment
Instalments also available 

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