Publisher description for Commodity price dynamics : a structural approach / Craig Pirrong.


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Commodities have become an important component of many investors' portfolios and the focus of much political controversy over the past decade. This book utilizes structural models to provide a better understanding of how commodities' prices behave and what drives them. It exploits differences across commodities and examines a variety of predictions of the models to identify where they work and where they fail. The findings of the analysis are useful to scholars, traders, and policy makers who want to better understand often puzzling - and extreme - movements in the prices of commodities from aluminum to oil to soybeans to zinc.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Prices.
Prices -- Forecasting.
Commodity exchanges.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory -- bisacsh.