The CRB Commodity Yearbook 1996
For over half a century, professional traders, commercial hedgers, portfolio managers, and speculators around the world have come to rely on The CRB Commodity Yearbook to help them navigate the uncertainties of the commodity markets.
The single most comprehensive source of commodity and futures market information available, the Yearbook is the book of record of the Commodity Research Bureau, which is, in turn, the organization of record for the commodity industry itself. Its sources reports from governments, private industries, and trade and industrial associations are authoritative, and its historical scope, eight to ten years in most cases, is broad.
Breadth and depth of information make the Yearbook indispensable for identifying changing trends in supply and demand and for projecting important price movements. The 1996 edition provides crucial information on 105 domestic and international commodities from alcohol to gold to zinc and includes seasonal patterns and historical data from the past ten years as well as current (as of the last three months) pricing and trading patterns on a monthly and annual basis.
The information is formatted to make researching a particular commodity as convenient as possible. Each commodity is introduced by a brief article that describes its salient features, pricing trends in recent years, and factors be they droughts, wars, diseases, or politics that have influenced prices in the past,and may do so in the future. The data itself is presented in over 1,000 tables, graphs, and price charts that are clear and easy to read.
Also featured are major articles on key markets and important issues by prominent professionals in the commodity industry that have been commissioned exclusively for the Yearbook. This newest edition includes "Analyzing the Commitment of Traders Report" by Kenneth H. Shaleen, "Understanding and Analyzing the Cotton Market" by Walter Spilka, PhD, and "The CRB Futures Price Index, A Glimpse at Tomorrow...Today" by Robert W. Hafer.
For the wealth of its information and the authority of its sources, The CRB Commodity Yearbook 1996 stands alone as a guide to intelligent trading in commodities and futures.
The single most comprehensive source of commodity and futures market information available.
Since 1939, professional traders, commercial hedgers, portfolio managers, and speculators have come to regard The CRB Commodity Yearbook as the "bible" of the industry. Here is a wealth of authoritative data, gathered from government reports, private industry, and trade and industry associations, all compiled together by the Commodity Research Bureau, the organization of record for all the commodity industry itself.
Absolutely essential for identifying changing trends in supply and demand and for projecting important price movements, the Yearbook gives the investor:
- Worldwide supply/demand and production/consumption data for all the basic commodities and futures markets from A(luminum) to Z(inc), including all the major markets in interest rates, currencies, energy, and stock index futures.
- Over 1,000 tables, graphs, and price charts of historical data, most of them covering the last eight to ten years.
- Concise introductory articles that describe the salient features of each commodity and help put the quantitative information in perspective.
- Articles by prominent professionals on key markets and important issues concerning the commodity industry. The 1996 Yearbook features "Analyzing the Commitment of Traders Report" by Kenneth H. Shaleen, "Understanding and Analyzing the Cotton Market" by Walter Spilka, PhD, and "The CRB Futures Price Index, A Glimpse at Tomorrow...Today" by Robert W. Hafer.
For anyone dealing in commodities, The CRB Commodity Yearbook 1996 offers an abundance of valuable information and indispensable guidance for decision-making.
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Everything you really need to know about typefaces
Digital Typography Sourcebook is your ultimate font reference it tells you how to identify different fonts, where to buy them and how much you should pay, what fonts to avoid, and how to create professional looking designs.
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About the CD-ROM
This hybrid Mac/PC CD-ROM includes:
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Environmental Management in the Production of Petroleum and Natural Gas
Biomass is a renewable resource, whose utilization has received great attention due to environmental considerations and the increasing demands of energy worldwide. Since the energy crises of the 1970s, many countries have become interested in biomass as a fuel source to expand the development of domestic and renewable energy sources, reduce the environmental impacts of energy production provide rural prosperity for its poor farmers and bolster a flat agricultural sector. Biomass energy (bioenergy) can be an important alternative in the future and a more sustainable energy. In fact, for large portions of the rural populations of developing countries, and for the poorest sections of urban populations, biomass is often the only available and affordable source of energy for satisfying basic needs as cooking and heating.
The focus of this book is to present a historical overview, country perspectives, the use of biomass to produce biofuels, the current and upcoming sources of biofuels, technologies and processes for biofuel production, the various types of biofuels and, specifically, the ways and means to make biofuel production sustainable, economically feasible, minimize environmental damage and to deliver on its many promises.
The Energy and Environment book series from Scrivener Publishing and series editor, James G. Speight, aims to cover the environmental impacts and social concerns of energy production in its various forms. This first volume in the Energy and the Environment series offers a comprehensive coverage of one of the fastest-growing and most important sources of energy, biofuels. Future volumes will cover oil and gas, wind and solar energy, and their environmental aspects.
Essential reading for experienced developers who are determined to master the latest release of C++
Although C++ is often the language of choice from game programming to major commercial software applications, it is also one of the most difficult to master. With this no-nonsense book, you will learn to conquer the latest release of C++. The author deciphers little-known features of C++, shares detailed code examples that you can then plug into your own code, and reveals the significant changes to C++ that accompany the latest release. You?ll discover how to design and build applications that solve real-world problems and then implement the solution using the full capabilities of the language.
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