The Economist Guide to Commodities

Producers, players and prices; markets, consumers and trends
Author: Caroline Bain
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847658431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 275
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The price volatility of so many commodities over the past decade has underlined their economic importance and how dependent we are on them. The price of gold has soared to new peaks as currencies have endured a crisis of confidence; demand from China has pushed metal prices up; instability in the Middle East and North Africa has had its effect on the oil price; and food prices have been increasing in parallel with worries about whether there is enough to feed the world. Among the commodities it covers in details are: Aluminium, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, steel, iron ore, gold, silver and platinum; Oil, gas and coal; Wheat, maize (corn), sugar, soybeans, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tea, rice, wool and rubber. The guide looks at trends in the consumption and production of, and markets for, these goods. It looks at how prices have changed over the years and how they are likely to change in future. It analyses where the power lies in terms of producers (resource rich countries and mining firms) and market players (commodity exchanges and trading firms like Glencore). It highlights the vulnerabilities of different societies and industries to the vagaries of commodity markets. For anyone who wants a concise guide and comprehensive overview of the commodities business and its impact on the world, it is invaluable.

The Economist Guide to Commodities - 2nd Edition


Author: Caroline Bain
Publisher: Economist Books
ISBN: 9781788166027
Category:
Page: 336
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The Economist Guide To Financial Markets 6th Edition


Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847659535
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
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Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the sixth edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.

The Economist Guide to Financial Markets (6th Ed)

Why they exist and how they work
Author: The Economist,Marc Levinson
Publisher: The Economist
ISBN: 1610393902
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Extensively revised and updated following the fallout from the global financial crisis, the 6th edition of this highly regarded book brings the reader right up to speed with the latest financial market developments, and provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. In chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, the book examines why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them, and gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.

The Economist Guide to Emerging Markets

The business outlook, opportunities and obstacles
Author: Aidan Manktelow
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782830030
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 243
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The growth that companies can achieve from their operations in home and developed world markets has for many years been modest, with the real opportunities to take a business to a higher level existing in identifying and exploiting emerging market opportunities. The Economist Corporate Network has for many years now been one of the leading authorities advising firms on how to make the most of the opportunities that emerging markets present and avoid the mistakes that so many companies make with disastrous results. This book, written and edited by the Corporate Network team is in two parts: - Part one examines new approaches to business in emerging market: what you need to think about, the various risks and how to get your approach right - Part two is aimed at helping firms prioritise emerging markets by giving a review of the different markets from the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, india and China) to the emerging economies of Eastern Europe, Asia and Africa Using the expertise built up over the years by The Economist Corporate Network team and the experiences of the hundreds of companies they have worked with, there is no more useful guide to getting to grips with the opportunities that emerging markets offer and how to take advantage of them.

The Economist Guide To Financial Markets 7th Edition

Why they exist and how they work
Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782834389
Category: Business & Economics
Page: N.A
View: 1394
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Extensively revised to reflect the dramatic shifts and consolidation of the financial markets, the seventh edition of this highly regarded book provides a clear and incisive guide to a complex world that even those who work in it often find hard to understand. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, financial futures, options and other derivatives, it looks at why these markets exist, how they work and who trades in them, and it gives a run-down of the factors that affect prices and rates. Business history is littered with disasters that occurred because people involved their firms with financial instruments they didn't properly understand. If they had had this book they might have avoided their mistakes. For anyone wishing to understand financial markets, there is no better guide.

Mapping the Markets

A Guide to Stock Market Analysis
Author: Deborah Owen,Robin Griffiths
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781576602386
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 134
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The global financial markets turn over billions of dollars daily. An array of different instruments is available to trade in these markets, ranging from simple stocks and shares to exotic creatures such as butterfly spreads. Participation at any level involves taking a view as to which way the market in question will move. There are essentially only two methods for analysing the future direction of the markets in equities, currencies, interest rates or commodities: one involves fundamental analysis, the other technical analysis. The two camps of investment analysts are separated by a wide gulf of distrust and suspicion. This book seeks to bridge the gap between the two disciplines and show how you can benefit from both, highlighting: • The tools you can use for mapping the markets—to understand what causes shifts in the trend and underlying forces that affect the economy and therefore the financial markets • The long-term cyclical drivers—how economic change is triggered by technological change, and the technological changes that will drive the markets in the future • Downward phases of the cycle—and the factors that cause them • The markets and sectors that will prosper in the future. As the world of investment gets ever more complicated and faster, Mapping the Markets will provide an invaluable route to improving your chances of investment success and avoiding investment distress, whether you are a long-term investor or a short-term trader.

King of Oil

Marc Rich - Das abenteuerliche Leben des Rohstoff-Tycoons und Glencore-Gründers
Author: Daniel Ammann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783280055625
Category:
Page: 317
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The Economist Guide to Country Risk


Author: Mina Toksoz
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 178283057X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 424
View: 948
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Country risk explains the things that can go wrong when business is conducted across borders. It's not just multinational companies, with factories worldwide and complex operations, that need to understand sudden changes in business conditions. These can affect any small firm that may be looking to expand sales abroad or work with a foreign supplier. The 2008-09 global financial crisis and the Arab Spring showed us how quickly, and dramatically, business conditions in any country can worsen and spread. But a thorough understanding and careful management of country risk will help a company survive a crisis, and even open up new opportunities. This Guide to Country Risk explains: - What risks foreign investors face, and how to measure and manage them in a systematic way. - Why political and economic shocks are so hard to predict. - Where economies are vulnerable and how existing risk models spot (or miss) signs of impending disaster. - The typical bad habits of managers who ignore the warning signs - How and where the next crisis will emerge.

The Economist Guide to Economic Indicators

Making Sense of Economics
Author: Richard Stutely
Publisher: Economist Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Economic indicators
Page: 216
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Provides the keys to interpreting all the major and many lesser economic indicators that relate to GDP and GNP; growth, trends and cycles; population, employment, unemployment; government; consumers; investment and savings; industry and commerce; balance of payments; exchange rates; money and financial markets.

The Economist Guide to Global Economic Indicators


Author: The Economist
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471305538
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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Offers a thorough understanding of economic figures and the real implications of economic information released everyday. Explains each economic indicator and tells precisely how to interpret it on a national and global level. Also addresses the connections between different indicators.

Intelligent Commodity Indexing: A Practical Guide to Investing in Commodities


Author: Robert Greer,Nic Johnson,Mihir Worah
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071763155
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
View: 8270
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THE SECRETS TO CAPITALIZING ON THE COMMODITIES BOOM In the mid-1970s, when Bob Greer scrolled through miles of microfilm in the basement of a public library in order to record commodity prices in his yellow legal pad, the idea of commodities being an investable asset class was way outside the mainstream. Now, it's a multibilliondollar vehicle for achieving portfolio diversification and inflation hedging--and he and his colleagues have written the book on earning better returns than the indexes themselves! In Intelligent Commodity Indexing, Bob joins his fellow leaders of PIMCO's Commodity Practice, Nic Johnson and Mihir Worah, in opening up commodity indexes. Never before has there been a more thorough explanation of how a commodity index works coupled with a powerful set of strategies for making it work for you. Inside, you'll find the most up-to-date tools and time-proven best practices for earning "structural alpha" by capitalizing on recurring risk and liquidity premiums in the commodities markets. It offers the right amount of history and theory to reinforce cuttingedge techniques for: Interpreting how seasonal effects change risk premia Choosing the most profitable market for specific commodity exposure Using intelligent commodity indexing to collect risk premiums in the options market Maximizing roll yield in order to increase long-term returns Managing risk, including specific frameworks and systems Investors gain a superior advantage with this book's coverage of the nuts-and-bolts workings of various markets. Praise for Intelligent Commodity Indexing "A seminal work on an asset class that has grown in importance within institutional portfolios. The authors offer considerable insight to this complex asset class and provide investors with a thorough examination of the drivers of risk and return." -- Julia K. Bonafede, CFA, President of Wilshire Consulting "This is an excellent guide for professional investors to successful investing in commodity indexes." -- Blythe Masters, Head of Global Commodities, JP Morgan "A manual written by successful practitioners for intelligent commodity investors. An excellent guide which explains how this asset class complements and interacts with other investments." -- Alan H. Van Noord, CFA, Chief Investment Officer, Pennsylvania Public School Employees' Retirement System "Commodities are invaluable tools for investors wishing to benefit from diversification and inflation hedging. For such an investor, this is the authoritative source to all you need to know about commodity indexing." -- Mark Makepeace, Chief Executive, FTSE Group "Greer, Johnson, and Worah simply explain the critical drivers to commodity index returns that have provided the main historical benefits of diversification and inflation protection. Every commodity index investor, or hopeful investor, should read this book and use it as a guide for evaluating the relevant index characteristics for benchmarking and investing, especially given recent industry innovations." -- Jodie Gunzberg, CFA, Director-Commodities, S&P Indexes

Commodities 50 Things You Need to Know


Author: Peter Sainsbury
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539131687
Category:
Page: 296
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"Commodity speculators and armchair economists alike will love Peter Sainsbury's hugely informative book, 'Commodities'." "Excellent, Well rounded Guide to Commodities." "Good book, fun read." Commodity markets can provide the basis for a Hollywood movie, be the spark that ignites revolutions, engender fear of shortages in business and within government, force us into making difficult choices about how we spend our money and inspire innovators to come up with better, cheaper ways of doing things. Whether you are involved in producing commodities, buy them for your business, want to trade or invest in them or simply - like the rest of us - consume them on a daily basis, this guide to commodities book should have something for you. Peter Sainsbury, economist and blogger at Materials Risk, introduces and explains the essential things you really need to know about commodities in a series of 50 accessible and engaging essays. Beginning with the basics, such as the price elasticity of supply and the role of expectations, and concluding with the latest thinking on speculation and commodity markets and how to trade or invest in commodities, he sheds light on all the essential topics needed to understand commodity super-cycles, resource scarcity and security, and the way the world of commodities affects us every day. Most books about commodities sell you the dream that you can give up your day job and make a killing by trading soybeans. Some suggest that you should invest your pension in gold and a basket of other commodities and look forward to a prosperous retirement. The others are full of complex statistics that are impenetrable to most people. This book is different. Packed with real-life examples and quotations from key thinkers and market players Commodities: 50 Things You Really Need To Know is a lively and relevant exploration of how commodities and commodity markets influences every aspect of our lives. After reading this book you will see the world anew. Instead of just eating your breakfast you will be wondering what impact the latest geopolitical crisis will have on the supply of wheat for your cereal, or what impact Chinese demand will have on the price of milk. Meanwhile, understanding how changes in the price of a commodity affect your investments may help you make better judgments about where to place your retirement capital and spark your inspiration for an innovation that can overcome the latest commodity bottleneck.

The Economist Guide to Decision-Making

Getting it more right than wrong
Author: Helga Drummond
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847656617
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 373
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We make decisions, and these decisions make us and our organisations. And in theory, decision-making should be easy: a problem is identified, the decision-makers generate solutions, and choose the optimal one - and powerful mathematical tools are available to facilitate the task. Yet if it is all so simple why do organisations, both private and public sector, keep making mistakes - the results of which are borne by shareholders, employees, taxpayers and ultimately society at large? This guide to decision making. by leading decision science academic Helga Drummond, aims to improve decision-making in organisations. It explores how and why decisions go awry in the first place - and offers practical advice on what decision-makers can do to counter the psychological, social and other forces that can undermine individual judgment and pull organisations off course. Full of examples of good and bad decision-making from around the world, it will make readers think more clearly about decisions big and small.

Die Geheimnisse der Wirtschaftsindikatoren


Author: Bernard Baumohl
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783898792615
Category:
Page: 408
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The Economist Guide To Supply Chain Management


Author: David Jacoby
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1847652204
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 350
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Globalisation, technology and an increasingly competitive business environment have encouraged huge changes in what is known as supply chain management, the art of sourcing components and delivering finished goods to the customer as cost effectively and efficiently as possible. Dell transformed the way people bought and were able to customise computers. Wal-Mart and Tesco have used their huge buying power and logistical skills to ensure the supply and stock management of their stores is finely honed. Manufacturers now make sure that components are where they are needed on the production line just in time for when they are needed and no longer. Such finessing of the way the supply chain works boosts the corporate bottom line and can make the difference between being a market leader or an also ran. This guide explores all the different aspects of supply chain management and gives hundreds of real life examples of what firms have achieved in the field.

Guide to Financial Markets


Author: Marc Levinson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1576603431
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 1297
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Recent market turbulence makes it abundantly clear how important it is to understand the key markets. This book is the definitive guide to why different markets exist, how they operate, and how they are interrelated. Extensively revised and updated, the new Fifth Edition of Guide to Financial Markets brings the reader up to date with the latest developments in financial instruments and provides a clear and incisive guide to this increasingly complex world. With chapters on the markets that deal with money, foreign exchange, equities, bonds, commodities, futures, options, and other derivatives, this new edition looks at why these markets exist, how they work, and who trades in them, and provides a rundown of the factors that affect prices and rates.

Agricultural Commodity Markets

A Guide to Futures Trading
Author: Michael Atkin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415018876
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 249
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Postkapitalismus

Grundrisse einer kommenden Ökonomie
Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351874478X
Category: Political Science
Page: 429
View: 9861
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Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen « könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.

The Economist


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Commerce
Page: N.A
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