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Commodity Investing: Maximizing Returns Through Fundamental Analysis

Commodity Investing: Maximizing Returns Through Fundamental Analysis

Adam Dunsby , John Eckstein , Jess Gaspar , Sarah Mulholland

ISBN: 978-0-470-26264-1

Feb 2008

304 pages

$39.99

Description

Straightforward and accessible, Commodity Investing balances academic-quality analysis with clear, compelling prose, and provides those interested in this fast-growing field with unparalleled investment insights. Page by page, you’ll acquire a deeper understanding of this discipline and discover how to make more informed decisions when investing in such a dynamic environment. With this book as your guide, you’ll benefit from the lessons of experienced practitioners and quickly come to grips with what it takes to make it in today’s commodity market.

Acknowledgments ix

PART ONE Basics 1

CHAPTER 1 Introduction 3

CHAPTER 2 Commodity Futures as Investments 9

CHAPTER 3 Commodities for the Long Run 29

PART TWO Understanding Energy 37

CHAPTER 4 Crude Oil 39

CHAPTER 5 Heating Oil 57

CHAPTER 6 Gasoline 67

CHAPTER 7 Natural Gas 79

PART THREE Understanding Grains and Oilseeds 93

CHAPTER 8 Corn 95

CHAPTER 9 Wheat 107

CHAPTER 10 Soybeans 117

PART FOUR Understanding Livestock 131

CHAPTER 11 Hogs 133

CHAPTER 12 Cattle 141

PART FIVE Understanding Industrial Metals 151

CHAPTER 13 Copper 153

CHAPTER 14 Aluminum 165

CHAPTER 15 Zinc 177

PART SIX Understanding the Softs 187

CHAPTER 16 Coffee 189

CHAPTER 17 Sugar 197

CHAPTER 18 Cocoa 207

CHAPTER 19 Cotton 213

PART SEVEN How to Invest 221

CHAPTER 20 Some Building Blocks of a Commodity Futures Trading System 223

CHAPTER 21 The Rise of the Indexes 245

CHAPTER 22 Conclusion 265

APPENDIX The London Metal Exchange 269

Notes 273

References 283

About the Authors 287

Index 289