Commodities, Derivatives and Structured Products

Commodities - Part 1


This eCourse consists of two modules. Module 1 takes a detailed look at the different types of commodity and the exchanges where they are traded. It identifies the main participants in the commodity markets and explains the fundamentals of commodities trading, including exchange trading and OTC trading as well as the trading of physical commodities.

Module 2 describes the basics of emissions, the regulatory background for emissions trading, as well as the workings of the EU emissions trading system. We discuss the key factors influencing the price of carbon and the different markets where emission trading takes place.


On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the commodities traded on global commodity markets and the key features of these commodities
- Recognize the role of the key participants in the commodity markets
- List the leading commodity exchanges worldwide and the products they trade
- List different types of emissions
- Name the different regulatory requirements on emissions
- Recognize EU emissions trading system (EU ETS) and other schemes on emission
- Identify different emissions trading contracts and allowances

Content Highlight

Module 1: Commodities - An Introduction
Topic 1: Types of Commodity
Topic 2: Market Participants
Topic 3: Commodities Trading

Module 2: Commodities – Emissions
Topic 1: Basics of Emissions
Topic 2: Regulatory Requirements
Topic 3: EU ETS & Other Schemes
Topic 4: Emissions Trading Markets

Administrative Details

Relevant Subject
Type 1 - Dealing in securities
Type 2 - Dealing in futures contracts
Type 3 - Leveraged foreign exchange trading
Type 4 - Advising on securities
Type 5 - Advising on futures contracts
To be updated
SFC:1.50, PWMA:1.50
All Member: HKD425
Non-Member: HKD630
Staff of Corporate Member: HKD425