Over the last decade, commodity derivatives trading in India has undergone a significant growth, and has surpassed equity derivatives trading. The book covers almost the entire spectrum of commodities traded in the Indian commodity market, including agricultural commodities, crude oil, base metal, precious metal, electricity, carbon, weather, freight, real estate, and water.
A distinguishing feature of the book is that it lucidly explains the peculiarities of various commodities, delving into their technical and historical details. As commodity market in a country cannot function in isolation, commodity contracts traded in other international exchanges, like LME, CME, The Baltic Exchange, Nordpool, etc. have also been discussed in detail.
Commodity derivatives contracts, such as futures, FRAs, options, Tapos, swaps, spreads (crush, crack, dark and spark), collars, ETFs, Contract for Differences (CfDs) and cool bonds, etc. have been discussed extensively in the book. Fundamental factors associated with different types of commodities have been dealt with to develop a deeper understanding of the peculiarities associated with various commodities.
This book documents the case studies involving important commodity price manipulations and frauds in commodity derivatives trading. These have been analyzed to bring out the necessity and the role of the commodity market regulators in maintaining market integrity. Major commodity derivatives trading losses that have shaken up even some prominent companies all over the world have been discussed to highlight the risks associated with commodity derivatives trading.
The book is intended for the postgraduate students of Management. It is equally beneficial for the students and professionals opting for Diploma courses in Banking and Finance.
• Around 40 Business Snapshots have been presented at appropriate sections in the book, so that a reader can apply the concepts to real-life situations/happenings.
• Around 100 Numerical Examples have also been worked in various chapters to help the reader develop a deeper understanding of the underlying theories.
• Worked out examples and business snapshots have been provided in large numbers.
• End of the chapter questions have been provided for the students to test their understanding.
• Power Point slides available online at www.phindia.com/prabinarajib to provide integrated learning to the students.
1. Introduction to Commodity Derivatives
2. Commodity Exchanges and Commodity Contracts
3. Pricing and Valuations of Commodity Futures
4. Agricultural, Forest and Livestock Derivatives
5. Crude Oil Derivatives
6. Base Metals Derivatives
7. Precious Metals Derivatives Gold and Silver
8. Electricity Spot and Derivatives Market
9. Weather Derivatives
10. Carbon Derivatives
11. Derivatives on Freight, Water, Property and Payroll
12. Commodity Price Manipulations and Major Commodity Derivatives Losses
||PRABINA RAJIB, PhD (Finance, IIT Kharagpur) is Professor, Vinod Gupta School of Management, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal. She has more than a decade of academic experience, and has presented/published many papers in national and international journals and conferences. She was also a fullbright scholar at Purdue University, USA. Dr. Prabina Rajib’s areas of interests include Indian Capital and Derivative Markets, FDI entry strategy and Mergers and Acquisitions by Indian Companies. She has also been a guide to many PhD scholars and has also authored a book on Stock Exchanges, Investments and Derivatives.