International Commodity TradingInternational Commodity Trading



In addition to discussing financial and commodity futures and options, this book links them to the physical economy at large, a linkage which is particularly important when one is thinking of physical commodity markets.

Author: Ephraim Clark

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 0471852104

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Page: 272

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In addition to discussing financial and commodity futures and options, this book links them to the physical economy at large, a linkage which is particularly important when one is thinking of physical commodity markets. The book looks at not only the futures of derivative markets, but it also explores the physical markets and the underlying economy. Written by leading authors in the field of commodity markets Contains numerous up-to-date examples, case studies, and scenarios to assist in gaining an overall understanding Covers all aspects of commodity trading, including the inter-relationship between the different functions

The Political Economy of International Commodity CartelsThe Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels



This work presents the rise and decline of the European Timber Exporters’ Convention (ETEC) and analyses how firms navigated through the cartel game under increasing international competition, pressures from the national governments, and ...

Author: Elina Kuorelahti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000338522

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Page: 160

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The Political Economy of International Commodity Cartels examines how international commodity cartels in the 1930s were impacted not only by commercial rivalry, but also by international trade political and diplomatic concerns. This work presents the rise and decline of the European Timber Exporters’ Convention (ETEC) and analyses how firms navigated through the cartel game under increasing international competition, pressures from the national governments, and the interventionist endeavours of the League of Nations. Cartels are often associated with, in the standard economic interpretation, business collusion. However, in using vast archive sources and historical methodology, the chapters in this book shed light onto how international relations shaped cartels. The rise of British protectionism, the emergence of the Soviet Union as an industrial power, and the economic rapprochement of the League of Nations in the early 1930s created a wave of political and diplomatic challenges in the timber trading countries and affected cartelisation. Timber firms in the biggest producer countries—Finland and Sweden—were uninterested in international cartel collaboration, but under pressure joined the ETEC nevertheless. This book makes a strong contribution to the fields of business history and cartel studies. It is an essential read for economic historians interested in how political pressure shaped international cartels and how cartels became avenues of diplomacy.

Commodity Market Trading and InvestmentCommodity Market Trading and Investment



This book offers practical knowledge, analysis, trading techniques and methodologies required for the management of key international commodities.

Author: Tom James

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137432802

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Page: 244

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This book offers practical knowledge, analysis, trading techniques and methodologies required for the management of key international commodities. The author explores each aspect of commodity trading in detail and helps the reader to implement effective techniques to build a strong portfolio. Early chapters set the current scene of commodity trading markets before going on to discuss the fundamental instruments and tools used in navigating commodity markets. The author provides detailed, empirical case studies of traded natural resources in order to explicate the financial instruments that enable professionals both to invest and to trade them successfully. Later chapters investigate the psychology and behavioural influences behind optimal market trading, in which the author encourages the reader to understand and combat the obstacles that prevent them from reaching their full trading potential.

Imperfect Competition and International Commodity TradeImperfect Competition and International Commodity Trade



This book surveys recent theories of the structure of trade in the light of recent advances in applied econometrics.

Author: Montague J. Lord

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: STANFORD:36105004737156

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Page: 419

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This book surveys recent theories of the structure of trade in the light of recent advances in applied econometrics. Unlike most existing literature, Imperfect Competition and International Commodity Trade concentrates on the major exports of developing rather than industrialized countries and a general theoretical framework is developed for commodity trade, its empirical validity is tested, and alternative trade policies are assessed. This study will be of particular significance to international trade economists, researchers in trade theory and relations, and econometricians.

International Commodity Market ArrangementsInternational Commodity Market Arrangements



To emphasise the working and effects of the tools used in various commodity agreements, and discuss the implications of compensatory finance against factual description of the operation of recent commodity agreements.

Author: Marian Radetzki

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ISBN: UOM:39015011546275

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Page: 131

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To emphasise the working and effects of the tools used in various commodity agreements, and discuss the implications of compensatory finance against factual description of the operation of recent commodity agreements.

Commodity Trade and FinanceCommodity Trade and Finance



This second edition has been fully revised and restructured, and contains four new chapters, including oil refining, electricity and price risk management for energy, metals and agricultural commodities This book is an indispensable ...

Author: Michael Tamvakis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317663362

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Page: 508

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What affects the supply of oil? How important is the weather in determining grain prices? Why has the price of copper skyrocketed? This unique book analyses the economics of key commodity groups, including energy, agriculture and metals. It examines the supply/demand fundamentals of several major and minor commodities, physical characteristics, production and consumption patterns, trade flows and pricing mechanisms. It also explains the main tools used to hedge price risk, such as futures, options and swaps. This second edition has been fully revised and restructured, and contains four new chapters, including oil refining, electricity and price risk management for energy, metals and agricultural commodities This book is an indispensable reference text for students, academics and those working in the commodity business.

Market ThreadsMarket Threads



The book examines the arrangements, institutions, and power relations on which cotton trading and production depend, and provides an alternative approach to the analysis of pricing mechanisms.

Author: Koray Çalişkan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400833922

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Page: 248

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What is a global market? How does it work? At a time when new crises in world markets cannot be satisfactorily resolved through old ideas, Market Threads presents a detailed analysis of the international cotton trade and argues for a novel and groundbreaking understanding of global markets. The book examines the arrangements, institutions, and power relations on which cotton trading and production depend, and provides an alternative approach to the analysis of pricing mechanisms. Drawing upon research from such diverse places as the New York Board of Trade and the Turkish and Egyptian countrysides, the book explores how market agents from peasants to global merchants negotiate, accept, reject, resist, reproduce, understand, and misunderstand a global market. The book demonstrates that policymakers and researchers must focus on the specific practices of market maintenance in order to know how they operate. Markets do not simply emerge as a relationship among self-interested buyers and sellers, governed by appropriate economic institutions. Nor are they just social networks embedded in wider economic social structures. Rather, global markets are maintained through daily interventions, the production of prosthetic prices, and the waging of struggles among those who produce and exchange commodities. The book illustrates the crucial consequences that these ideas have on economic reform projects and market studies. Spanning a variety of disciplines, Market Threads offers an original look at the world commodity trade and revises prevailing explanations for how markets work.

Trading Commodities and Financial FuturesTrading Commodities and Financial Futures



I highly recommend this great, new book." -Jeff Quinto, President, Electronic Futures Trader and Professional Trader Academy "George Kleinman's books are essential for anyone seriously considering making a living trading commodity markets.

Author: George Kleinman

Publisher: Financial Times/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 0134087186

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Page: 272

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As an asset class, commodities are now as important as stocks and bonds – and with rapid growth in demand, profit opportunities in commodities are larger than ever. But today's computer-driven markets are volatile and chaotic. Fortunately, you can profit consistently – and this tutorial will show you how. Building on more than 30 years of market success, George Kleinman introduces powerful trend-based techniques for consistently trading in your “sweet spot” for profits. Kleinman reveals exactly how the commodities markets have changed – and how you can use consistent discipline to avoid “shark-infested waters” and manage the market's most dangerous risks. Ideal for every beginning-to-intermediate level trader, speculator, and investor, this guide begins with the absolute basics, and takes you all the way to highly-sophisticated strategies. You'll discover how futures and options trading work today, how trading psychology impacts commodity markets even in an age of high-frequency computer trading, and how to avoid the latest pitfalls. Kleinman offers extensively updated coverage of electronic trading, today's contracts, and advanced trading techniques – including his exclusive, powerful Pivot Indicator approach. Three previous editions of this tutorial have become international best-sellers. But the game has changed. Win it the way it's played right now, withTrading Commodities and Financial Futures, Fourth Edition .

International Commodity Agreements and the Common FundInternational Commodity Agreements and the Common Fund



This book addresses the issues surrounding commodity trading and the attempts by the United Nations to regulate this market.

Author: Paul Davidson Reynolds

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015005506509

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Page: 233

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This book addresses the issues surrounding commodity trading and the attempts by the United Nations to regulate this market. Part I covers commodity trade and regulation. This part of the book discusses the origin and development of commodity trade regulation. Part I discusses the various aspects of commodity trade and the development, goals, and assumptions of the Integrated Programme for Commodities. Part II provides a detailed discussion of the Integrated Programme in six chapters. These chapters provide detailed discussions on numerous topics including international stocking operations, the common fund, multilateral commitments, compensatory finance, and diversification. The author closes his book by providing conclusions and recommendations based on his research.

Commodity Trading Globalization and the Colonial WorldCommodity Trading Globalization and the Colonial World



Instead of understanding the emergence of global markets as a mere result of supply and demand or as the effect of imperial politics, this book focuses on a global trading firm as an exemplary case of the actors responsible for conducting ...

Author: Christof Dejung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317296195

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Page: 378

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Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World: Spinning the Web of the Global Market provides a new perspective on economic globalization in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Instead of understanding the emergence of global markets as a mere result of supply and demand or as the effect of imperial politics, this book focuses on a global trading firm as an exemplary case of the actors responsible for conducting economic transactions in a multicultural business world. The study focuses on the Swiss merchant house Volkart Bros., which was one of the most important trading houses in British India after the late nineteenth century and became one of the biggest cotton and coffee traders in the world after decolonization. The book examines the following questions: How could European merchants establish business contacts with members of the mercantile elite from India, China or Latin America? What role did a shared mercantile culture play for establishing relations of trust? How did global business change with the construction of telegraph lines and railways and the development of economic institutions such as merchant banks and commodity exchanges? And what was the connection between the business interests of transnationally operating capitalists and the territorial aspirations of national and imperial governments? Based on a five-year-long research endeavor and the examination of 24 public and private archives in seven countries and on three continents, Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World: Spinning the Web of the Global Market goes well beyond a mere company history as it highlights the relationship between multinationally operating firms and colonial governments, and the role of business culture in establishing notions of trust, both within the firm and between economic actors in different parts of the world. It thus provides a cutting-edge history of globalization from a micro-perspective. Following an actor-theoretical perspective, the book maintains that the global market that came into being in the nineteenth century can be perceived as the consequence of the interaction of various actors. Merchants, peasants, colonial bureaucrats and industrialists were all involved in spinning the individual threads of this commercial web. By connecting established approaches from business history with recent scholarship in the fields of global and colonial history, Commodity Trading, Globalization and the Colonial World: Spinning the Web of the Global Market offers a new perspective on the emergence of global enterprise and provides an important addition to the history of imperialism and economic globalization.

International Commodity Stabilization ArrangementsInternational Commodity Stabilization Arrangements



Hearings Before the Subcommittee on International Trade, Investment and Monetary Policy of ... , 94-1, July 9 and 10, 1975 United States Congress. House.

Author: United States Congress. House. Banking and Currency Committee

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045163057

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Page: 128

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