Commodities, Derivatives and Structured Products

Commodities - Part 6 (2023)

Overview

“Softs” are a coterie of agricultural goods that are traded in international commodity markets. The key softs include sugar, orange juice, coffee, cotton, orange juice, and cocoa. Other groupings of agricultural goods traded in international commodity markets include grains, oilseeds, dairy, and livestock and are covered elsewhere in their own respective eCourses.

This eCourse describes the basics of softs and their key supply and demand fundamentals.

Objective

On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise the supply and demand characteristics of the key soft commodities, namely sugar, orange juice, coffee, cotton, and cocoa
- List the main producing countries of the key soft commodities
- Identify the factors determining the prices of the key soft commodities, namely sugar, orange juice, coffee, cotton, and cocoa
- List the countries mostly responsible for producing the key soft commodities

Content

Commodities – Softs
Topic 1: What are Soft Commodities?
Topic 2: Sugar
Topic 3: Coffee
Topic 4: Cotton
Topic 5: Orange Juice
Topic 6: Cocoa

Details

Code
TEPDS23011101
Venue
ePlatform
Relevant Subject
Type 2 - Dealing in futures contracts
Type 5 - Advising on futures contracts
Language
English
Level
Introductory
Hours
SFC:1.00, PWMA:1.00
Fees
All Member: HK$285
Staff of Corporate Member: HK$285
Non-Member: HK$420