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08 - Nov 2022 Online 11:00 to 16:00 Dubai [GMT +4] $650
Course Description

Introduction

Since mid-Feb. 2020, the world and financial markets, equity as well as commodity, have been buffeted by the prevailing crisis.  On the markets’ side, these developments have manifested themselves in very sharp moves in asset prices. 

This GLOMACS Current State of the Equity and Commodity Markets online training course will explore these issues, predominantly on the oil side, with a reference to the equity and other commodity markets. 

The thrust of the course will be:

  • Which financial-markets indicators have moved, and what do they tell us about the world? In particular, what have been the developments/financial market indicators in the oil markets?
  • From the perspective of financial markets, how might we contrast the current crisis with past crises?
  • What are the indicators we might seek in terms of an eventual “return to normalcy”?

Objectives

In addressing the current situation, the course’s objectives are to provide specific quantitative answers to several questions:

  • Since financial markets are efficient aggregators of information, how are the equity, credit and commodity markets assessing the current situation?
  • What are the specific metrics we can examine that provide an insight into the financial markets’ “Message from Markets”?
  • Relative to past crises, how are markets quantitatively assessing the current crisis?
  • What are the metrics that provide an insight into the “return to normalcy”?

Training Methodology

This online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted Online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of any location of your choice.

Who Should Attend?

This GLOMACS online training course is designed for individuals working in financial analysis, valuation, trading, marketing,  risk management or quantitative analysis positions with oil and gas exploration companies; investment and commercial banking, consulting, and financial services firms working in the energy sector; production and distribution companies; energy trading firms; and corporations outside the energy industry with a significant cost exposure to energy prices, such as energy-intensive manufacturing industries, transportation including air, coal companies and oil-field services.

In terms of job titles, these individuals include:

  • Financial analysts
  • Quantitative analysts or researchers
  • Energy traders dealing with commodities
  • Risk Managers dealing with commodities
  • Commercial and investment bankers dealing with commodities
  • Consultants in the commodity arena
  • Government and regulatory officials, esp. those with responsibilities for the energy sector
Course Outline
  • Financial Market Indicator of Nervousness/Uncertainty
    • Definition of Implied Volatility
    • A Historical Perspective on Implied Vol
    • The VIX/V1X/VNKY Indices
  • The Equity Markets since mid-Feb. 2020:
    • VIX
    • The “Term Structure” of VIX
  • The Credit Markets:  U. S. Corporate High Yield
  • The Oil Markets since mid-Feb. 2020
    • Indicators of the Current Situation:  Oil Prices; Slope of the Curve;  Oil markets' OVX; Prices of oil equities
    • Similarities and Differences from Dec. 2008
    • Can we empirically distinguish supply- and demand-side aspects of the current crisis?
    • What can we learn from professionals' oil-price forecasts?
    • How Meaningful is the WTI's One-Day Negative Price?

 

Certificates
  • On successful completion of this online training course, GLOMACS E-Certificate with eligible Continuing Professional Education credits (CPE) from National Registry of CPE Sponsor, will be awarded to the delegates
  • Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits : In accordance with the standards of the National Registry of CPE Sponsor, one CPE credit is granted per 50 minutes of attendance
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