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Developing and maintaining coal trading industry standards is part of the American Coal Council's services. The organization supports the use of of commercial trading standards to promote market liquidity.

What You’ll Learn in the Training Materials

The training materials for the Fundamentals of Coal Trading course, available only to ACC members, covers:

  • 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.

Topics covered include the following

    • 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.

Click HERE to log into the members section to access the materials for the Fundamentals of Coal Trading course. 

Coal Trading FAQs

Click HERE to read answers to frequently asked questions on coal trading.

Coal Trading Glossary

Click HERE for the Coal Trading Glossary. 



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