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Everyday Commodities, the Rivers of Guinea, and the Atlantic World: The Beeswax Export Trade, c.1450–c.1800

MICHAEL W. TUCK

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter argues that it was the actions of many common people in West Africa that created the trade systems linking the Atlantic World and the Upper Guinea coast. On one hand, Africans of the ... More


Will the Emergence of the Euro Affect World Commodity Prices?

John T. Cuddington Hong Liang

in The Impact of EMU on Europe and the Developing Countries

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199245314
eISBN:
9780191697449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245314.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter asks whether the euro can affect the volatility of world commodity prices and why the impact of the euro on real commodity prices should be of interest to economic analysts and policy ... More


 Turkey, 1980–2000: Financial Liberalization, Macroeconomic (In)Stability, and Patterns of Distribution

Korkut Boratav and Erinc Yeldan

in External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195189322
eISBN:
9780199783823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189322.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the facts and processes characterizing the dynamic macroeconomic adjustments in Turkey since the start of its reforms toward global integration. The study is organized as ... More


Trade, Diversification, Regions and Commodities

in Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236061.003.0003
Subject:
History, Economic History

This chapter examines issues relating to Liverpool's regional and commodity trades. It specifically explains the range of trades that made Liverpool a crucial contributor to Britain's overseas ... More


Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Timothy Brook, Patrick Carr, and Maria Kefalas (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Opium is more than just a drug extracted from poppies. Over the past two centuries it has been a palliative medicine, an addictive substance, a powerful mechanism for concentrating and transferring ... More


Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool: Mercantile Business and the Making of a World Port

Graeme Milne

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236061
eISBN:
9781846314261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314261
Subject:
History, Economic History

This book charts the development of Liverpool's trade, shipping, and business culture in the third quarter of the nineteenth century. Using previously neglected evidence, it assesses the causes and ... More


How Does Commodities Trading Work?

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explains how commodities trading works. It first considers how the commodities market evolved into what we know today before discussing how the modern commodities market works and how ... More


Commodity Exchange-Traded Funds

Christopher Milliken

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Commodity exchange-traded funds (ETCs), which debuted in 2004, enable investors to access an asset class previously difficult or expensive to access. Although a small segment of the overall ... More


“Contracts” for “Futures”: Commercial Speculation and the Gambling Stigma

in Calculating Promises: The Emergence of Modern American Contract Doctrine

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804753982
eISBN:
9780804768054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804753982.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

A shift in attitudes toward speculation accompanied the transition to a world run by laws of chance. One important aspect of speculation was commodities trading, which is closely tied to contract ... More


Commodity Exchanges and Regulation

Jerry W. Markham

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) intensively regulates commodity futures, options, and swaps pursuant to the provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936. The Securities and ... More


Commodity Trading Strategies, Common Mistakes, and Catastrophic Blowups

Hilary Till

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Becoming an expert in the commodity markets has traditionally required a novice to seek an apprenticeship at an established commodity firm. This chapter provides an alternative approach: a reader is ... More


The Commodity That Built a Nation: Corn Futures

Kara Newman

in The Secret Financial Life of Food: From Commodities Markets to Supermarkets

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156714
eISBN:
9780231527347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156714.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter traces the history of corn futures in the United States. Corn has had an enormous impact on both America's foodways and its economy. Speculators have aimed to profit from corn's ... More


Archaeology, Cultural Heritage, and the Antiquities Trade

Neil Brodie, Morag M. Kersel, Christina Luke, and Kathryn Walker Tubb (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029726
eISBN:
9780813039145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029726.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Methodology and Techniques

Archaeological artifacts have become a traded commodity in large part because the global reach of Western society allows easy access to the world's archaeological heritage. Acquired by the world's ... More


Commodity Trading Advisors and Managed Futures

Koray D. Simsek

in Commodities: Markets, Performance, and Strategies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190656010
eISBN:
9780190656041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190656010.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Managed futures strategies provide investors with a dynamic exposure to commodities. Among other ways of investing in them, commodity trading advisors (CTAs) have become synonymous with this asset ... More


An Introduction to International Sales Transactions and the Laws Governing Them

Martin Davies and David V. Snyder

in International Transactions in Goods: Global Sales in Comparative Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195388183
eISBN:
9780199382590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388183.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter describes the different contexts in which international sales transactions take place in practice, explaining how the contractual relationships between the parties differ according to ... More


Inflation Risk

Claus Huber, Felix Gasser, and Nicolas Bürkler

in Investment Risk Management

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199331963
eISBN:
9780190214098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331963.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses how high inflation has appeared in history, how it could re-emerge, and which means of protection investors have at their disposal to handle inflation. After reviewing the ... More


Conclusion

Philippe Le Billon

in Wars of Plunder: Conflicts, Profits and the Politics of Resources

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199333462
eISBN:
9780190235673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199333462.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

This chapter sums up the implications of this study and presents some of the major questions facing resource industries, authorities, local communities and consumers. Three areas are particularly ... More


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