Commodities Risk Management, Hedging & Trading Training Course

How to Manage Your Commodities Risks

This commodities trading training course focuses on the major commodities within the Agricultural, Base Metal and energy sectors. Emphasis is placed on the supply and demand for the products, the price drivers and producer hedges including the use of Derivatives.

Key issues covered:

  • Impacts of COVID-19
  • De-globalization
  • How to identify failure points in your supply chain
  • Avoid costly “knee jerk” reactions
  • Shock-proof your supply chain
  • Much more
  • Self-Study Online: over 6 hrs of video lessons

Get the Course Sample Kit

  • View a sample lesson from the course
  • Get an exclusive “scholarship” offer just for viewing a sample
  • Get the detailed course info booklet
Commodities Trading Leads (AC)

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Available as:

Self-Study Online
Online Cohort-based with Instructor
In-House Customised/Bespoke

Recent Enrolees

  • Tisha from Nashville, TN, USA
  • Angela from Carlsbad, CA, USA
  • A. from Tios Capital, USA

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Are You Afraid of Heavy Losses Due to Commodity Price Volatility? You Should Be…

…Commodity price volatility and longer term uncertainty regarding the evolution of value chains presents a significant source of risk to your company if you have secular exposures to commodities markets.

Maybe you have a natural long or short position in the commodities you sell or where commodities are key inputs to manufacturing and production processes and consequently a high level of risk exposure to price fluctuation

Notwithstanding these risks, market players with a deep understanding of commodities trading markets can benefit from the opportunities presented in both physical and derivatives markets from both a pricing and risk management perspective.

This training gives you a sound understanding of the dynamics of physical and derivative markets, from the inter-related perspectives of real economy dynamics – from “top down” analysis of macro factors such as economic and geopolitical developments through to “bottom up” sectoral trends and related issues such as freight and trade finance – and trading, where opportunities may exist to reduce both cost and / or risk through insightful and holistic commodity market analysis.

You also walk away with a comprehensive understanding of the major global commodities markets, including energy, metals, agricultural and industrial commodities and also, through specific case studies, a deep understanding of the markets most relevant to your own businesses. 

The training covers the trading of commodities “over-the-counter” in spot, forward and swap markets as well as exchange traded contracts in futures and options and highlights the pros and cons of each trading type. 

Strategies adopted by the principal players in specific markets are also reviewed as well as the key role played by investment banks and hedge funds in derivative and arbitrage strategies.

By the End of This Course:

  • You’ll have a deep understanding of the machinations of physical and derivative commodities markets
  • You understand the impact of macro factors on specific markets including the key players and marketplaces in each type of commodity and their roles in determining short, medium and longer term supply and demand conditions
  • You’ll have practical knowledge and skills to take advantage of opportunities in the market, as well as developing effective longer term strategies for stabilising your firms’ earnings and reducing risk.

Commodities Trading & Markets Course Agenda / Syllabus Highlights

  • Key commodity market factors
  • Fundamentals I: What drives commodity markets in the long run?
  • Value chain dynamics
  • Demand analysis:  Case study
  • Principal trading markets
  • Shorter term commodity analysis and trading strategies
    • Medium Term dynamics
    • Spot & Forward market dynamics
    • Short term dynamics
    • Introduction to commodities market trading tools
  • Risk management and hedging strategies
    • Background context: risk management approaches
    • Risk analysis
    • Using derivatives and other instruments to manage risk
    • Scenario analysis
  • Optional example commodity market specific case studies that may be added(*available to Group Q&A and Private Zoom Coaching plans)
    • The Energy Complex: Energy and Power markets
    • Other hydrocarbon value chains
    • Industrial metals
      • Elemental
      • Processed
    • Precious metals
    • Agriculture
      • Softs
        • Cocoa
        • Coffee
        • Sugar
        • Cotton
      • Grains
        • Wheat
        • Maize
        • Barley
      • Oils
        • Soybean
        • Palm

DOWNLOAD the course information booklet for more detailed information about this training.

Get the Course Sample Kit

  • View a sample lesson from the course
  • Get an exclusive “scholarship” offer just for viewing a sample
  • Get the detailed course info booklet
Commodities Trading Leads (AC)

Have a question? Email us at: or visit the help center.

Who Should Attend

  • Commodities traders
  • Enterprises who rely on commodity inputs
  • Procurement & Purchasing professionals
  • Trade professionals
  • Investment professionals
  • Various optional modules are available for specific industries, for example:
    • Food manufacturers
    • Airlines
    • Energy companies

Reviews for the Commodities Course

“Highly relevant and practical subject matters” – G.T.

What You Receive

All ONLINE courses include:

On-Demand Lessons

Online courses include on-demand video and/or text-based lessons with 12 months access (option to renew).
Go at your own pace.

Digital Downloads

Courses include digital resources, such as course slide decks, additional reading, exercises & more.

Anywhere Access

Access the course(s) anywhere with an Internet-enabled device. (*Our own mobile app is in the works)

Digital Certificate

Upon successful course completion, you receive a digital certificate of completion to download & print.


Our training courses are designed to be practical, not just theoretical or academic.

Designed for Busy Professionals

Courses are designed for the busy working professional.

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Why Ethan Hathaway

There are LOTS of training providers in the market, so why choose Ethan Hathaway?

Ethan Hathaway has established itself as a reputable training partner for over 18+ years to top companies all over the world.

Our philosophy is to make YOU as valuable as can be both in your career and your employer.

Enrolment Options

Online Self-Study

USD 397
(12-months access)

For Individual learning at your own pace.

On-Demand Video Lessons (approx. 6+hrs of video lessons)
Downloadable Resources
12 months access (option to renew)
Anywhere access with Internet-enabled devices
Digital Certificate of Completion
Instructor Q&A

In-House Customized / Bespoke

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Either schedule a private in-house delivery and/or customize the content to your specific needs.


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