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    University of Alberta
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2017-2018

AREC 487 - Managing Market Risk in Resource Industries


★ 3 (fi 6) (either term, 3-0-0) Study of the mechanics and economic functions of commodity futures and options derivative markets. Topics include the theory and practice of hedging, price formation and issues unique to commodities. Emphasis on concepts and analysis to evaluate derivative markets; use of derivatives to manage market risk in agribusiness, forestry and other resource businesses. Prerequisite: One of the following: AREC 200, AREC 365, ECON 281, FIN 301, or equivalent, or consent of instructor.