This educational programme covers the reasons to transact. It explains why market participants enter into deals. By means of video lessons is explained what motivates parties to buy or sell. Attention is given to various physical reasons to conclude deals, as well as various financial reasons to enter the market. Furthermore, the difference between hedging and speculation is set out and specific attention is given to particular concepts like asset-backed trading, proprietary trading and statistical arbitrage.

This crash course covers the following videos:

  1. Reasons to transact – Introduction
  2. Reasons to transact – Intermediary services
  3. Reasons to transact – Commodity & capacity
  4. Reasons to transact – Physical & financial reasons
  5. Reasons to transact – Sourcing & sales
  6. Reasons to transact – The black box concept
  7. Reasons to transact – Balancing
  8. Reasons to transact – Liquidation
  9. Reasons to transact – Hedging
  10. Reasons to transact – Asset-backed trading
  11. Reasons to transact – Arbitrage
  12. Reasons to transact – Speculation
  13. Reasons to transact – Investing
  14. Reasons to transact – Comparison
  15. Reasons to transact – Proprietary trading
  16. Reasons to transact – Statistical arbitrage

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