Introduction to linear commodity derivatives

Abstract
We provide an introduction to linear derivatives on common storable commodities. Using no-arbitrage arguments we derive an expression for the quote of commodity future contracts and we highlight the importance of convenience yield. We show a some numerical results for the convenience-yield term structure of few common commodities and focus on the similarities with yield curves.
Keywords:
commodities, storable commodity, linar derivatives, convenience yield, futures, forward contracts, arbitrage-free strategy

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