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Futures Market Books

Are there any recommendation for futures market or commodity trading books? I am not interested in trading myself, but would like to have a better understanding of it for my research.
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Optimal commodity taxation - solving for the optimal tax rates?

I need to solve for optimal tax rates for two products. In my model there are N identical households that maximize their utility function subject to a budget ...
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Will there be any significant impact if oil was priced/traded in another currency other than USD?

There is an abundance of conspiracy theories online that the USD is propped up in part by the fact that oil is traded in USD, and that countries which think about allowing trades in a different ...
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Understanding Options Quotes

Below is a picture of today's Rough Rice Options Quote. I would like to understand how to interpret the information in the table below. Firstly, with regards to the future contract we see that it ...
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Term for perishable goods that are non-divisible with a set redemption date (concert tickets vs. Milk)

What is the terminology to distinguish goods like milk and concert tickets. Both are perishable. If we were to say milk expired on the last day of the month, and a concert will occur on the last day ...
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Why do lumber prices soar but cost of gypsum does not drop?

The cost of lumber has increased 3 fold over the last year, whereas the cost of other building materials such as gypsum has hardly budged. In North America, lumber is a dominant material used in the ...
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What are the issues with currencies backed by commodities?

I have seen it suggested that currencies that are backed by a commodity are generally considered to be a bad idea in most cases. However, I have done a bit of my own research into representative money ...
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In what contexts are stable markets sub-optimal?

My understanding is that market stability is a good thing, because it allows more reliable estimates of profits (revenues minus expenses) and expected return-on-investment related to new investments. ...
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Model for the psychology of trading?

In some cases I see otherwise stable stocks or commodities having wild swings in price on exchanges. Even though the underlying company or commodity is going along normally and there is no news that ...
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What is the impact of a technology to produce gold at low cost?

Let's say in a few decades we can find a new technology to produce gold at low cost which will cause the price of gold to be as low as other metals. My question is that how would this have an impact ...
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Detailed data on import and export of foodgrains in India

I am trying to collect data for monthly import/export of foodgrains (wheat) in India since say 2005. I've found a source which provides me with the yearly numbers but I'd prefer something that is a ...
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Why is backwardation of a futures curve for a commodity a bullish signal?

Recently, I have been delving into the oil markets and obviously, in this market, the price of oil is very important. In particular, market observers are interested in short-dated and long-dated ...
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How was sulphuric acid used to back money?

I remember reading in a economics and history book that sulphuric acid production was used as an alternative to gold standard as the basis of the value of currency due to it’s importance in making ...
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Are final goods commodities?

I've been reading about final goods and commodities and some links https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_good https://marketbusinessnews.com/financial-glossary/final-good/ mention that final goods ...
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Economic Achilles' heels of global financial economy

The latest attacks on oil production in Saudi-Arabia highlights the need for risk managers to follow up on possible terrorist targets that can have a global impact on the global financial economy, ...
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Average Return for Commodity

Suppose I have a function of a varying values represented by randomness. A stock or price of a commodity would be a good example. What is the average return for that stock on any given interval of ...
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