SKDEX to Jointly Teach University Students

Top Quote The objectives of the program are to offer undergraduate students a fundamental knowledge of commodity futures trading. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 01, 2012 - South Korea Derivatives Exchange and its division SKDEX Agri announced today that will jointly provide a series of lectures on commodity and derivatives trading at six universities around the country in the school year. This is a part of a joint effort to promote the understanding of commodity trading through education.

    The objectives of the program are to offer undergraduate students a fundamental knowledge of commodity futures trading as well as an opportunity to start developing an understanding of personal finance. The program will consist of lectures on the basic structure of commodity futures and other derivatives trading, an outline of soft and hard commodity markets, asset management and risk management.

    Lecturers will be given by the academics that have expert knowledge of commodity futures market and the experienced officials of the commodity exchanges in Korea, in order to let the program well-balanced with theoretical and practical basis.
    Outline of the SKDEX and its division SKDEX Agri Lecture Program.

    Program Title: Theory of Modern Commodity Markets, Total of 15 lectures.

    Lectures will cover all the four categories of trading commodities include:
    Energy (including crude oil, heating oil, natural gas and gasoline)
    Metals (including gold, silver, platinum and copper)
    Livestock and Meat (including lean hogs, pork bellies, live cattle and feeder cattle)
    Agricultural (including corn, soybeans, wheat, rice, cocoa, coffee, cotton and sugar)

    One particular lecture will cover the risks of commodity training: investing in commodities can quickly degenerate into gambling or speculation when a trader makes uninformed decisions. However, by using commodity futures or hedging, investors and business planners can secure price insurance against volatile prices. Population growth, combined with limited agricultural supply, can provide opportunities to ride agricultural price increases. Demands for industrial metals can also lead to opportunities to make money by betting on future price increases. When markets are unusually volatile or bearish, commodities can also increase in price, and become a (temporary) place to park cash.

    The South Korea Derivatives Exchange (SKDEX) jointly operated by market makers, large banks in Korea and organizes markets globally. SKDEX is home to Seoul zone interest rate and equity index benchmark derivatives, futures and options products.

    SKDEX provides automated and integrated clearing houses; South Korea Derivatives Exchange's global liquidity network comprises around 420 direct exchange members in 26 countries worldwide.

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