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Energy Futures Markets

In: THE WORLD SCIENTIFIC HANDBOOK OF FUTURES MARKETS

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  • Betty Simkins
  • Yuecheng Jia

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This chapter presents an overview of energy futures markets. A brief description of the history and emergence of energy futures markets is provided along with the current status of energy futures markets on global exchanges. The two leading energy exchanges in the world are the NYMEX (owned by CME Group) and ICE Futures Europe (a subsidiary of ICE). This chapter also discusses characteristics of successful and unsuccessful energy futures contracts, the types of energy futures and options, along with hedging examples, and price and return behavior in energy futures markets (i.e., backwardation, contango, mean reversion, and seasonality).

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  • Betty Simkins & Yuecheng Jia, 2015. "Energy Futures Markets," World Scientific Book Chapters, in: Anastasios G Malliaris & William T Ziemba (ed.), THE WORLD SCIENTIFIC HANDBOOK OF FUTURES MARKETS, chapter 13, pages 407-434, World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd..
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