Handbook of Multi-Commodity Markets and Products: Structuring, Trading and Risk Management
In particular, the book focuses on the convergence of topics such as arbitrage valuation, econometric modelling, market structure analysis, contract engineering, risk assessment and management. Scenario simulation is dealt with to show how to structure and manage both simple and more sophisticated multi-commodity deals. It shows how, in terms of profit-making or risk management, you can exploit pay-off profiles and trading strategies by betting on the evolution of a diversified set of commodity prices and how you should price energy products and other commodities belonging to markets segmented across specific structural features (e.g., storable vs. non-storable, material vs. immaterial). It discusses which methods and models should be developed or selected in order to make appropriate estimations of the future evolution of prices, specifically in terms of trend and market risk and what measures of risk should be adopted for the purpose of correctly assessing the quality of multi-commodity portfolios.