Workshop on commodities markets and trading held

Business Wednesday 08/February/2023 13:16 PM
By: Times News Service
Workshop on commodities markets and trading held

Muscat: The Capital Market Authority (CMA) organised a training workshop titled 'Introduction to Commodities Markets and Trading' in collaboration with the Union of Arab Securities Authorities attended by several employees of the capital market institutions, regulatory authorities, stock exchanges, intermediaries and commercial banks.

The workshop aims to explore the key features and inherent risks of commodities markets and how to avail the unique opportunities provided by the sector and trading of each commodity. The workshop provided the participants with a vision of practical trading strategies and techniques for trading and hedging.

The commodities markets are important as means for obtaining such commodities whether raw materials or primary products at competitive prices. Commodities markets are good hedging tools against inflation and alternative categories of assets that help in diversifying the investment portfolios further to investors’ reliance on commodities during market volatility as commodities prices move in reverse to share prices.

CMA continuously endeavours to organise awareness programs and workshops in the areas of its jurisdiction in cooperation with local, regional and international institutions to enhance capacity building for the employees of the financial services sector and boost the public’s investment culture.