Coal Market & Trading Programme

£1405 per delegate. This may be less for special offers on specific course dates and in-company training courses

Duration: 2 days

Trainer: E023CI

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Coal Market & Trading Programme

This intensive and interactive course focuses on how the international coal markets are developing. The course identifies the price risks involved and the use of OTC and exchange traded instruments in managing these risks. You will explore both the physical and paper markets and review the different trading procedures available and the profiles of different participants in the market.

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who is affected by the changes in the international price of coal

- Energy industry personnel working in supply, trading, risk management, refining, finance, transport, exploration and production
- Coal trading and distribution companies
- Energy-related government departments and regulators
- Purchasing, planning, and finance departments in major energy consumers
- Energy publications
- Bankers, accountants, auditors and others associated with energy companies and energy financing

Course Content

Day 1

Session 1

- Introduction and the physical coal market
- Coal varieties and qualities
- Main steam coal producers, importers and exporters
- Steam coal physical flows and evolution

Session 2

- Trading the physical coal market
- The commoditisation of physical thermal coal
- SCoTA: Overview and role
- Current physical coal trading instruments and trends
- Prospects for product development

Session 3

- The steam coal derivatives market
- Main products traded: history, trading volumes
- Definition and methodology of main indices and futures
- Market structure: principals, brokers, exchanges
- New products recently launched

Session 4

Coal derivatives trading examples
Practical usage of derivatives for suppliers, end users, traders
Hedging and arbitrage
Trading strategies - Group Based Activity

Day 2

Session 1

- Clearing and the coal market
- The credit crisis and the benefits of clearing for the coal market
- Cleared coal volume trends
- The clearing process and its participants: exchange, clearing house, clearing members
- How does an ICE cleared transaction differ from an OTC trade?
- Cash flow illustration
- Potential pitfalls to avoid

Session 2

- Forward curve and price forecast
- Difference between forward curve and price forecast
- The different shapes of forward curve: contango vs backwardation
- Historical coal forward curves and links with the physical market
- Trading the forward curve: Group Based Activity

Session 3

- Introduction to other commodities directly relevant to coal trading
- The physical dry freight market: vessel size, and pricing
- Main dry commodity flows: iron ore, coking coal, grains
- The financial freight market: indices and market structure (principals, brokers, exchanges).
- Emissions certificates, dark-spreads and spark-spread

Telephone Hotline 01933 233884

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Location Region Start Date Days Price ex. VAT    
Barbican London, London All Areas, South East Mon 28 Nov 22

This course runs over two consecutive days, start date as indicated.

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