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Commodity Market Trading and Investment

A Practitioners Guide to the Markets


Part of the Global Financial Markets book series (GFM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Tom James
    Pages 1-6
  3. Tom James
    Pages 19-82
  4. Tom James
    Pages 173-186
  5. Tom James
    Pages 187-197
  6. Tom James
    Pages 199-206
  7. Tom James
    Pages 207-231
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 233-244

About this book


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.


Natural Resources Investment Equity Trading Commodity markets Bull and Bear Markets Value banking derivatives finance investment Investments securities

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Navitas Resources GroupNavitas Resources Pte Ltd & NR Capital Pte LtdSingaporeSingapore

About the authors

Professor Tom James is a leading expert in the energy & natural resources market with over 26 years of global commercial expertise. He began his career in 1989 and has had the opportunity to prove his abilities as a C+ executive at firms around the world in trading, advisory and commercial roles.

He is the Executive Chairman of Navitas Resources Group and the Chief Investment Officer of Navitas Resources Capital Ltd. He is based in London, U.K.  Navitas Resources (NR) is an energy and natural resources, knowledge-based services group offering trading, investment and risk management solutions. For 8 years he was the Petronet LNG Chair Professor at the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies in Asia, has been an Executive Tutor for the MBA Oil & Gas programme at Middlesex University, UK, and a visiting lecturer at Singapore Management University. Professor James has published a number of books on commodity trading and investment-related topics. He is a regular commentator on market trends for international news channels and is a weekly contributor to the CNBC television oil market analysis review.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Commodity Market Trading and Investment
  • Book Subtitle A Practitioners Guide to the Markets
  • Authors Tom James
  • Series Title Global Financial Markets
  • Series Abbreviated Title Global Financial Markets
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-43280-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-68296-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-43281-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 244
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 32 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Investments and Securities
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