Introduction to Gas & Power Trading for the Non-Trader

Overview

Join Richard Weissman, natural gas trader and highly acclaimed author with more than thirty years of real-world trading experience for this two-day introduction to the fascinating world of gas and power trading. What is a day in the life of a gas and power trader? What types of tools and techniques do they use? Do you know how these tools and techniques relate to your job? Why is there so much focus on CME Group’s NYMEX and ICE? How do these exchanges work? These are just some of the areas covered in this action-packed, comprehensive training program designed for non-traders. This dynamic, two-day course will help you develop a solid foundation in gas and power trading. We’ll explore the nuances and quirks of the gas and power markets, the risks and rewards across various sectors, and develop a macro view designed to improve your understanding of what makes a successful trading program in today’s volatile natural gas and electricity markets.


Why You Should Attend
This course applies to individuals at all levels of the energy infrastructure, including natural gas and power purchasers, analysts, traders, trade support
staff, finance and auditing personnel. Entry
-level to intermediate professionals from: wholesale/marketing companies, utilities, back office, commercial hedgers, marketers, end-users, banks, employees of futures exchanges, futures commission merchants, data vendors, pricing publications and government agencies.

What You Will Learn

  • The basics of natural gas and power trading
  • Gas and electricity trading vocabulary
  • The what, why, how, and who of gas and power trading
  • What types of activities are entailed in the generic job title, “gas trader” or “electricity trader?”
  • The history of natural gas and power trading markets
  • What moves natural gas and electricity prices
  • What are the most popular trades in today’s gas and power markets and why?
  • The ins and outs of technical and fundamental analysis
  • The role of CME Group’s NYMEX and ICE
  • Real-time trading examples for various natural gas and power products
  • How various tools and techniques work and contribute to a successful trading program
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