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The Crude Oil Market – Industry Overview and Investment Options


What You Will Learn

  • Introduction to the Crude Oil industry
    • History of Crude Oil
    • Structure of the Oil Industry
    • What is UpStream Activity?
    • What is DownStream Activity?
  • Crude Oil Trading
    • The Physical Market
    • Derivative Markets
  • Major Participants in Crude Oil Risk Management
    • Oil Market Pricing
    • Factors Affecting Supply
    • Factors Affecting Demand
    • Supply Versus Demand
    • Forward Pricing
    • Crude Oil Pricing
    • Heating Oil and Gasoline
  • Crude Oil Investment Vehicles
    • Equities
    • Mutual Funds and ETFs
    • Futures and Futures Options Contracts
    • Calendar Spreads
    • Commodity Product Spreads
Approximate Hours of Study**
Hours of Study 3 hours
Quiz Format Online
Question Format Multiple Choice
Questions Per Quiz 20 questions
Attempts Allowed Unlimited*
Passing Grade 60%*
Enrolment Period 6 months

* IMPORTANT: There is no maximum to the number of quiz attempts permitted, but only the first passing grade (60% or over) will appear on official web transcript.

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