Commodity trading focuses on the investment of commodities. Our commodity trading expert witnesses are veterans in the fields of finance and economics, with years of experience dealing with commodities exchanges and the trading of agricultural products and other raw materials. They specialize in areas such as commodity swaps and commodity contracts, which include futures, options, and other financial derivatives.
A commodity trader will take positions based on forecasted economic trends or arbitrage opportunities in the commodity markets. For example, oil and gold are very commonly traded commodities, along with commodities such as cotton, wheat, sugar, cattle, pork bellies, lumber, silver, and other precious metals. Contracts are usually hedged and actual delivery is rare. Trading is impacted by supply and demand. A limited supply of a commodity will effect a price increase, and an excess supply will result in a price decrease. Commodity traders typically are not required to have a sophisticated understanding of the specific assets they are trading. Instead they will acquire knowledge and background from forward and future contracts.
Look through our profiles of commodity trading expert witnesses. If you are having trouble locating a suitable expert witness from our highly qualified selection, please contact our office at 1-800-555-5422 to speak with a member of our team. You may also complete and submit an expert request form, which is located on our website beside each expert witness profile. We will be happy to work with you in locating the right commodity trading expert witness for your case.