Understanding the Fundamentals of Coal Trading Class

What You’ll Learn in this Class

Course participants will learn the basics of coal trading:

  • the traded coal products,
  • the types of trading instruments (forward contracts, swaps, options, basis trades),
  • identifying and managing risk,
  • understanding forward curves, and
  • establishing a trading function in your organization.

The class will be held in September 16-17 in Houston at the following times:

  • Day 1, September 16, 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a reception and dinner to follow)
  • Day 2, September 17, 7:45 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The course includes these topics:

  • coal commodities and trading platforms,
  • hedging strategies for producers and generators,
  • swaps and physical indexation,
  • futures and options,
  • time, quality, and location spreads,
  • settlements process, and
  • credit and contract language.

Cancellation Policy

There must be at least five registrants for this class to be held. The registration deadline is August 31. Substitutes are permitted.

Class Registration

The registration fee for CTA Member Company participants is $250, and for CTA Nonmember participants $450. Not sure if your company is a CTA member? Click here. Class size is limited to the first 25 registrants. We will not be able to accommodate more participants, so register early.

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Hotel Reservations at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria

Located in the heart of the Galleria area, the newly renovated, AAA rated Four Diamond Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston is in the shopping, dining and entertainment hub of Uptown Houston. This hotel also features a restaurant & bar, spacious accommodations.

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Getting to the Hotel

the hotel is closes to Houston Hobby Airport, although there are more flight options from Houston Intercontinental.

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH)
Distance: 28 MI / 45.06 KM North to Hotel
SuperShuttle Charge (one way): $27.00
Take Beltway 8 West to Interstate 45 South. Exit 610 West and continue on to 610 South. Exit San Felipe. Go through the light and the Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston will be on the right side of the street.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
Distance: 16 MI / 25.75 KM South East to the hotel
SuperShuttle Charge (one way): $24.00
Take Interstate 45 North to 610 Loop West, continuing to 610 Loop North. Exit at San Felipe. U-turn at the light and the hotel is located between San Felipe and Westheimer Road.