Natural Gas & Power Trading

Overview

Taught by Mr. Richard Weissman, a world-renowned author and energy trader, this three-day zoom course is filled with techniques, analysis and insights that only his 30 plus years of trading experience can bring. This course will provide you with a solid foundation in natural gas and power trading as you explore all the instruments, tools and techniques available to energy traders today. We’ll explore the nuances and idiosyncrasies of these markets, understand the risks and rewards across various sectors and develop a macro view designed to improve your performance and help you develop a robust trading program.

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.

Topics covered include:

  • The basics of gas and power trading
  • Gas and power trading vocabulary
  • The what, why, how, and who of trading
  • What types of activities are entailed in the generic job title, “gas trader” and “power trader”?
  • How traders trade gas and power – trading instruments and how they are used
  • The history of natural gas and power trading markets
  • What moves natural gas and power prices
  • What are the most popular trades in today’s markets and why?
  • The structure of today’s natural gas and power markets
  • The role of CME Group’s NYMEX and ICE
  • Real-time trading examples for various products using various technical tools and techniques
  • How various tools and techniques work from the perspective of both professional speculators and commercial hedgers in gas and power markets
  • The ins and outs of technical and fundamental analysis
  • Real-time trading examples for various products