The Soft Commodities Markets for Traders: Filling in the Gaps
August 6, 2009, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
The markets for soft commodities have been active for over a hundred years, but recent developments in the investment world have focused attention on commodity markets and improvements in technology have increased access to them. The growing activity presents opportunities, but many traders are unfamiliar with the fundamental and technical factors in play in the soft markets.
ICE Futures U.S. and WSI invited you to a presentation by Judy Ganes-Chase, a research professional who has studied and written about the soft commodities markets for over 25 years for institutional and individual clients of leading financial firms and for industry organizations.
In this presentation, Judy reviewed:
- Historical perspective on price levels the market keys on
- Commonly watched reports and guideposts to interpreting them
- Seasonal trading patterns and weather
- An overview of current fundamentals in the softs markets
Judy was available after the presentation and during the reception for questions and informal discussions.