Understanding the Fundamentals of Coal Trading Class

What You’ll Learn in this Class

Course participants will learn the basics of coal trading:

  • the traded coal products,
  • the types of trading instruments (forward contracts, swaps, options, basis trades),
  • identifying and managing risk,
  • understanding forward curves, and
  • establishing a trading function in your organization.

The class will be held in September 2016 in Houston at the following times:

  • Day 1, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a reception and dinner to follow)
  • Day 2, 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The course includes these topics:

  • coal commodities and trading platforms,
  • hedging strategies for producers and generators,
  • swaps and physical indexation,
  • futures and options,
  • time, quality, and location spreads,
  • settlements process, and
  • credit and contract language.

Cancellation Policy

There must be at least five registrants for this class to be held. The registration deadline is August 31. Substitutes are permitted.

Class Registration

The registration fee for CTA Member Company participants is $250, and for CTA Nonmember participants $450. Not sure if your company is a CTA member? Click here. Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants. We will not be able to accommodate more participants, so register early.

Registration Opening in 2016

  • To verify if your company is a CTA member, go to https://www.coaltrade.org/membership/current-members/
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