Traders have used spreads since the inception of the commodity markets. Although spreads are particularly popular in physical commodities--because they often reflect supply/demand fluctuations brought about by harvesting, animal slaughter, or seasonal weather patterns--they can also be used as effective trading strategies in the currency and interest rate markets. Despite the widespread acceptance of spread trading as a sound trading concept, there hasn't been a lot of good, instructive material in this area--until now. The Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads is a well-researched, detailed examination of some of the more recently successful spreads in the futures market. Created by a team of experienced experts associated with Moore Research Center, Inc., a respected spread trading research firm, this valuable resource can potentially help you make more informed and profitable trading decisions. The Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads is divided by product category--energy, grains, soybeans, meats, metals, softs, forex, and interest rates--and each section opens with a brief discussion of the underlying dynamics that give rise to spread trading opportunities in that specific category. The precise performance of each spread is then identified--for up to the last twenty years--and combined with graphs that display the price performance of the spread. All 282 spread strategies identified within are accompanied by discussion of underlying seasonal dynamics, histories, and/or analysis of how and why strategies have performed as well as they have in the past. With The Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads by your side, you may be able to: Earn greater profits over the long run, while calculating potential downside risk Follow seasonal and cyclical patterns based on historical spread relationships Define your trading and risk objectives in specific terms Discover opportunities in lesser-known markets And much more Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, The Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads is a comprehensive reference resource for this important financial discipline. If you're looking to make the most out of your time in the markets, look to The Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Spreads to help you get the job done. Gender: unisex.