Professional Training

Fundamentals of Energy Futures

Length
1 day
Length
1 day
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Course description

Fundamentals of Energy Futures is a one-day course presented by the energy training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions. This highly interactive workshop is a great introduction to exchange traded futures contracts. Delegates will leave with an in-depth knowledge of futures contracts and markets - specifically those related to energy. This introductory one-day course includes a trading simulation and a comprehensive review at the end.

Includes Online Pre-study Module
This course is accompanied by a preparatory course available online. Delegates will receive a web voucher as part of their joining instructions upon confirmation of registration. By taking advantage of this "blended" learning approach, in-class time and learning are optimized.

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Content

  • The development and characteristics of futures contracts
  • Where and how energy futures contracts are traded
  • Delivery of futures contracts
  • Long vs. Short positions
  • How to mark-to-market (realized vs. unrealized profits and losses)
  • Players in the futures markets (hedgers, speculators and locals)
  • Intermonth, intercommodity and intermarket spreads
  • Measuring the market with volume and open interest
  • The importance of liquidity
  • The roles of the clearinghouse
  • The use and purpose of Initial and Variation Margins
  • Other delivery options: ADPs and EFPs
  • The problems of basis risk
  • Types of orders: Stop, Limit, and Market

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