Index

Account executive

functions of, 15

selection factors, 9

See also Broker; Brokerage firm

Africa. See specific African countries

Agricultural commodities

cattle, 147152

grain, 129145

hogs, 153157

Algeria, natural gas production, 84

Alliance for Progress program, 101

American Petroleum Institute, 77

Anglo Platinum, 50, 62

Annual reports, as information resource, 170171

Aquarius Platinum, 6263

Arabica coffee, 101, 102, 103

Arbitrage, 7071, 86

Argentina

corn production, 141

soybean production, 131

wheat production, 130

ARM Platinum, 62

Asia. See specific Asian countries

Auctions

gold, 34, 39

hogs, 154

live cattle, 149

Australia

gold mining industry, 37

silver production, 44

sugar production, 109110

wheat production, 130, 140

Auto industry

crude oil consumption and, 68

platinum demand and, 4849

Backwardation, 70

Bar charts, 2526

Barge shipments, 135136

Bartering, 5

Basis

agreements, 155

cattle, 149

coffee futures, 103

crude oil trades, 71

defined, 71

grain contracts, 142143

natural gas contracts, 86

Beans, 1920

Beef, global consumption of, 149. See also Cattle; Meat

Being long position, 21, 87

Being short position, 21

Benchmarks, 35, 72, 85

Bill of lading, 134

Biogenic methane, 82

Bolsa de Mercadorias & Futures (BM&F), 102, 111, 115116

Boom-and-bust cycles, 100

Brass, 5556

Brazil

beef and veal consumption, 149

beef production, 150

cocoa production, 93

coffee production, 101102

orange juice production, 122123

pork production, 154

soybean production, 131, 139, ...

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