Energy Trading and Investing: Trading, Risk Management and Structuring Deals in the Energy Market

Hardcover | November 3, 2009

byDavis W. Edwards

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“The essential training manual for anyone who expects to profi tably engagethe energy market while avoiding the devils lurking in the details.”
Kurt Yeager, former President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Instituteand coauthor of Perfect Power

Shrinking fossil fuel supplies, volatileprices, deregulation, and environmentalconservation have transformed the energymarket into a major arena for makingmoney. In response, an unprecedented amountof capital and investment manpower hasfl ooded into the energy market. Older utilitiesare finding that their quiet, safe businesshas changed dramatically in a short periodof time.

Now, Energy Trading and Investing provides abig-picture introduction to the industry alongwith the trading know-how and fi nancialdetails that every market participant needsfor success.

This hands-on guidebook covers all types ofenergy markets—from the big-three marketsof electricity, natural gas, and oil to thegrowing markets for liquefied natural gas,emissions, and alternative energy. It providesuseful information on the interdependenceof the different energy markets, who themajor players are, and how Wall Street tradesenergy products.

Energy Trading and Investing features:

  • An overview of the entire energy market
  • In-depth descriptions of all of the majorenergy commodities
  • Financially oriented discussions of howchemistry, physics, accounting, andoption pricing affect trading
  • Primers on load forecasting, tolling agreements,natural gas storage, and more
  • A practical introduction to risk management

    Written by a pioneering quant in the energymarket, Energy Trading and Investing providesa highly disciplined and organized approachto profi ting from energy investments. Thispotent combination of detailed, up-to-dateinformation alongside expert know-howthoroughly prepares you to invest and tradewith confi dence in the energy market.

    If you’re a serious trader, you need to understandthe energy markets, and Energy Tradingand Investing is the only book you need totrade successfully in this growing sector.

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“The essential training manual for anyone who expects to profi tably engagethe energy market while avoiding the devils lurking in the details.”Kurt Yeager, former President and CEO of the Electric Power Research Instituteand coauthor of Perfect PowerShrinking fossil fuel supplies, volatileprices, deregulation, and environmentalconserva...

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How to profit in one of today’sfastest-growing financial markets!With diminishing fossil fuel supplies and the growing specter of environmentalchange, governments are using the free market to minimize the cost of adoptingsustainable energy policies. This makes energy one of the few markets that is rapidlyexpanding, and it is now one of...

Davis W. Edwards is a managing director at Macquarie Group and is responsible for managing the credit risks of its North American energy investments. Macquarie, Australia’s preeminent fi nancial conglomerate, is one of the largest energy companies in North America through its subsidiary, Macquarie Cook Energy. Prev...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.19 inPublished:November 3, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Instruments & Markets
1. Major Players
2. Natural Gas
3. Electricity
4. Oil

Part Two: Coal & Carbon Emissions
5. Technical Primer
6. Physics of Gas
7. Physics of Power
8. Financial Options
9. Math of Spread Options
10. Estimating Correlations
11. Monte-Carlo Simulations
12. Game Theory
13. Dynamic Programming

Part Three: Electricity Models
14. Forecasting Demand for Electricity
15. Generation Stack
16. Tolling Agreements
17. Wheeling Power
18. Congestion Models
19. Solar Power
20. Wind Power

Part Four: Natural Gas Models
21. Natural Gas Transportation
22. Natural Gas Storage
23. Liquefied Natural Gas
24. Weather Forecasting
25. Financial Instruments