AECN 436: Commodity Price Forecasting

Prereqs: (1) ECON 215 (Statistics) or STAT 218 (Introduction to Statistics)(2) ECON 212 (Principles of  Microeconomics) or AECN 141 (Introduction to Economics of Agriculture)
Recommended course (but not required): AECN 325 (Marketing of Agricultural Commodities)
Participants in commodity markets are constantly trying to forecast prices, since a sound analysis of expected prices in the future is important in many dimensions for producers, merchandisers and all market participants. The overall objective of this course is to teach students how to analyze and forecast commodity prices using fundamental and technical approaches. The most common techniques from each approach will be discussed, focusing on how they can be implemented, their advantages and disadvantages, how they differ and how they can complement each other.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom