Fundamentals of Trading Energy Futures & Options, 3rd Edition

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The long awaited third edition builds on the foundation of the previous two editions providing a more comprehensive overview of what traders or investors can look at when entering into the business of energy trading. It deals with all critical issues of trading in energy markets. In the same spirit as the first two editions, the book is written in a way that describes and analyzes concepts and practices in a clear fashion.

The general approach of the book is to give basic concepts that beginners and students should consider when trading energy futures and options. References are provided for readers who want more details about the topics. This wide-ranging new edition offers valuable insight for young professionals and students. Discussions on market efficiency, the role of commodities in Modern Portfolio Theory, and the NYMEX introduction of Clearport are all covered in this introduction to futures markets. 

Features & Benefits

  • A new chapter around market efficency
  • New chapters on swaps and fundamentals
  • Expanded chapters on technical analysis and options
  • The crucial role ETFs and ETNs play in the commodities markets


  • Field level personnel
  • Management
  • Energy lending and finance professionals
  • Anyone who seeks to understand how, or relies upon, energy markets
  • Students

About the Authors

Luc Marest is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Queens College, City University of New York, where he teaches courses on finance. His research interests include monetary theory, business cycle theory, finance, financial markets, trading, and international finance. Marest’s career started in France at Bouygues, one of the world’s largest construction companies, where he was a project manager. He also worked on Wall Street as a trader for Worldco LLC. Luc Marest holds a master’s degree in civil engineering from L’Ecole Speciale des Travaux Publics, Paris, an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a PhD from the Department of Economics at The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

Steven Errera, former president of Energy Futures, Inc., is noted in his field as a lecturer and writer, having contributed articles to many economic and energy-related publications. He is a former vice president of the New York Mercantile Exchange where he was responsible for writing and marketing its No. 2 Heating Oil Futures Contract. He has an MBA from Rutgers University and a BA from Queens College, CUNY.

Type: Hardcover
Size: 6x9 inches
Pages: 306
Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781593703264

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Luc Marest | Steven Errera
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