University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Aug 18, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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ECON 322 - Agricultural Commodity Markets and Risk Management

(3 units)
Activities of commodity futures market, mechanics of trading futures and options, use of futures and options for risk management, fundamental and technical analysis, and commodity trading regulations.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 102 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Spring

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain why futures exchanges and commodity futures contracts exist and how they work.
2. design hedging strategies for various commodity producers and users.
3. explain both put and call options as well as their potential use in a commodity risk management program.
4. explain both the usefulness and shortcomings of fundamental and technical analysis in managing risk with commodity futures markets.

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