How to Manage Your Commodities Risks

Commodities Risk Management, Hedging & Trading Training Course

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Key issues covered:

  • Impacts of COVID-19
  • Deglobalisation
  • How to identify failure points in your supply chain
  • Avoid costly "knee jerk" reactions
  • Shock-proof your supply chain
  • Much more
Here's a preview of the upcoming Commodities online training:

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.

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.

In addition to the use of specific case studies to you to focus on your own markets, the training also incorporates a hands-on trading simulation using professional trading software with live date provided by the leading global commodities exchange.

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.

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Very nice presented and very adapted to our requests...opened many ways to improve understanding of several commodity markets.
Santander, London, UK

Commodities Trading 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
    • Technical Analysis
    • 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
  • Example commodity market specific case studies
    • 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

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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

Limited Seats Only

Seats are limited per session so you get more personal attention.

Reference Package

You also receive a Course Reference Kit to take away for future reference. (Value of $200.00)

Get Answers

All our trainings are built for interaction and for you to get the most out of the training for your job and situation.

Ask questions specific to your situation. It's the closest you can get to getting personalised coaching.

Certificate of Completion

After completing the training, you receive an Ethan Hathaway gold-embossed certificate of completion to mark your achievement.

Online Self-Study Course


For individual use & learning only;

Pay once


 USD 599

This course is an EH Learning Method designed course.

  • On-Demand 24/7 All Access
  • Downloadable resources
  • On-demand video lessons
  • One user access
  • Digital certificate of completion

Teams Access

For multi-team member access (3 or more learners); Access renewed annually

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*Starts at minimum of 3 team members;
renewed annually

  • On-Demand 24/7 All Access
  • Downloadable resources
  • Multi-user access
  • Digital certificate of completion

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Available for In-House Training

There are currently no scheduled public sessions for this training, however, it is available as an in-house training (in-person OR virtual). 

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BAC AccreditedEthan Hathaway is accredited by the British Accreditation Council for Independent Further and Higher Education as an International Centre.

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