Junior Analyst Training

New member training, which is conducted by our faculty advisors, starts in late fall, shortly after admittance offers are extended. The topics for new member training include the basics of futures/options/ETFs/ETNs, types of market orders available through our broker, technical analysis, fundamental analysis for agriculture, energy and metal markets, macroeconomic factors and their implications for commodity markets, as well as the group’s policies and procedures. Upon successful completion of this training course in the Spring semester, new members become analysts on specific commodities in the COINS portfolio, which are assigned based on personal interests and the current needs of the group.