Energy Risk: Valuing and Managing Energy Derivatives

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McGraw Hill Professional, 1998 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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The electricity, natural gas, and other energy markets are on the brink of becoming THE hot opportunity for institutional investors worldwide. In fact, the growth in volume for NYMEX and IPE energy contracts is the only proof you need of the enormous potential in trading these markets. Now, for the first time, this book gives you step-by-step directions on taking advantage of this developing resource. Energy Risk walks you through properly assessing and evaluating the enormous opportunities that are unique to this complex yet vibrant market. It provides not only an expert overview of energy trading but also the philosophies and specific investment strategies you need. Harvard-trained physicist Dragana Pilipovic reveals the intricacies and mechanics of today's energy markets, provides practical answers on how best to get a foothold in energy trading, and also discusses: In-depth explanations of the primary factors that influence energy risk, such as spot price behavior, volatility, and the forward price curve; A detailed introduction to the fundamental price drivers of energy markets including electricity, natural gas, and heating and crude oil; Clearly defined ways that you can use tools introduced throughout the book to achieve your company's crucial risk/return goals. Containing unique trading models that were custom-designed for managing risk in energy and commodity trading, and with over 175 charts and graphs that illustrate key features of the market's equations, correlations, and methodologies. Energy Risk will be the standard energy market reference for many years to come.

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As the electricity, natural gas, and other energy markets continue to grow in trading volume and importance, investment professionals must know NOW how to properly assess and evaluate problems and opportunities unique to this complex yet vibrant market. Energy Risk: Valuing and Managing Energy Derivatives is the market tested and immediately valuable answer to the many trading and risk management questions that traders, utilities, power marketers, natural gas firms, large end users, and the professionals who help them face in the often-untested waters of energy investment, trading, and risk management . Noted researcher and energy markets innovator Dragana Pilipovic uses her unmatched experience and education, and uniquely valuable insights, to provide an analysis of market behavior that encompasses both fundamental and quantitative analysis. She shows how to establish a modeling process that involves the key players Ñ managers, traders, quantitative analysts, and engineers Ñ and provides practical answers to energy trading and risk management issues. While its comprehensive overview of energy investing and risk management alone make Energy Risk required reading for todayÕs cutting-edge professional, it is the bookÕs detailed analyses and equations, and its presentation of progressively technical information, that make it one of the most complete and valuable manuals available for any market. Energy Risk sets the standard for new market introductory manuals, and will be the standard energy market reference for many years to come.

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