Red Mud Futures: Repurposing One of the World’s Largest Industrial Waste By-products is one of the most authoritative compilations on the topic of utilization and remediation of bauxite residue, and is based on a series of publications in Australian and international peer-reviewed scientific journals. The book explores the main aspects of bauxite residue, including sustainability and zero waste frameworks, conversion and sustainable reuse methods, nanofiltration and neutralization of caustic residue, blending methods and industrial know-how, mine site remediation and revegetation, and acidic blowdown sludge treatment. I highly recommend Red Mud Futures to students, researchers, scientists, engineers and planners working on the environmental aspects of solid waste disposal; R&D institutes, government organizations, alumina refineries and related industries will also find it extremely useful in their deliberations on red mud reuse and sustainable development. ? Dr Ashok Nandi, International Bauxite, Alumina and Aluminium Society (IBAAS), Nagpur, India .
Red Mud is elemental: earth, water, blood. Its poems are both lyrical and direct, engaging the reader in a journey through terrain inhabited by distant men and cautious women, guided by the deer, mouse, bird, and fox. The poet, like the moose, "who, given mud, makes pleasure of it."
The essential guide to trading futures, without all the fuss This uncomplicated guide for beginners proves that you don't have to be a financial wizard to successfully trade futures . . . and you don't have to hire a financial advisor to tell you what to do either. Instead, Futures Made Simple outlines the basic strategies that even novice investors can use to make money with futures. The book lays just what you need to know—what futures are, how the exchanges work, how to analyse the markets, and how to trade futures either on- or offline. An excellent entry-level guide to futures trading Written by a successful trader with almost two decades of experience in equities, futures, options, and other vehicles Features easy-to-understand examples and bulleted summaries of key points to make learning simple For investors at any level of experience who want to move into futures trading, Futures Made Simple offers expert advice and fundamental guidance for profitable investing.
As high cost of spray grade coating powders limits the adoption of thermal spray techniques in industries, exploring low cost coating materials has become the need of the hour. This book is an exploration onto the coating potential of such a novel and cheap material called Red Mud that does not belong to the so called plasma sprayable category. Red mud is the major waste generated during the production of alumina from bauxite and it comprises of oxides of iron, titanium, aluminium and silica along with some other minor constituents. Plasma is used for deposition of red mud coatings on metal substrates. Plasma spray coating is a technique that combines particle melting, rapid solidification and consolidation in a single process. This book gives a detailed account of all these.
Futures trading in agricultural commodities is justified on various grounds like, pricing efficiency, price risk management, stability in prices, price discovery and price reference, and being helpful to farmers and traders. Pepper is one of the most volatile commodities traded internationally. This book examines the price discovery mechanism of pepper futures for which the authors have used co -integration technique. Spot prices of pepper have been predicted using futures prices. The authors have given an exhaustive description about the global and Indian pepper scenario. The question whether futures trading are actually benefiting the farmers are also discussed. The book will be of immense use to the student community especially the researchers and the practitioners of futures trading. It will serve as a valuable reference for all those who are interested in the pepper economy and futures trading in agricultural commodities.
New research and investment strategies for asset managers in managed futures In this handy new e-book, bestselling author David M. Darst provides the latest information on managed futures and their appropriate role within investment portfolios. The first section of the e-book covers select investment advantages and potential risks of managed futures, including historical background on futures, their advantages, risks involved, and key trends and drivers. The second section offers a summary of managed futures investment performance and correlation, including the performance of the major futures indices. The remaining sections provide an overview of the current investment landscape, a glossary of available indices, and important sources of further information. Portfolio Investment Opportunities in Managed Futures gives investors the information they need to make intelligent investment decisions in this important asset class. Covers key factors investors need to know about managed futures, including advantages, risks, and investment performance Written by David M. Darst, CFA, the bestselling author of The Little Book That Saves Your Assets Perfect for individual investors, financial advisors, and CFAs interested in how managed futures can meaningfully improve the risk-reward profile of their portfolios
Futures Market movement always depends on the fluctuation of the spot market. Elements of the futures market such as Open Interest, Trade volume, Volatility of futures return and Turn over are having direct link with futures return. Underlying Market return is the major influencing factor of the futures market, but the uncertain events of the futures market can be explained by observing the different relation ships of variables in the futures market.Market Depth, Market Volatility and market Trends are having causal relationship with futures return. Market responses and reflections are explained by the study with the help of econometric models like VAR Granger Causality/Block Exogeniety test, Impulse Response Function and Variance Decomposition.Indian stock and derivative markets are so speculative and volatile, the prediction of the movement is very difficult. Daily return series of S&P CNX Nifty and its underlying index from 2000 to 2010 are taken for the analysis. The whole study period is divided in to five stages as per the market movement and structural break of the data series. The empirical results of the study reveals the determinants of the futures market in India.
Indian capital markets have been witnessed a major transformation and structural changes over the past one decade as a result of ongoing financial sector reforms initiated by the Government. This study investigated the lead lag relationship between the spot and futures equity market in India, both in terms of return and volatility, examines the lead lag relationship between the spot and futures markets for asymmetric information and also incorporate price co-integration relationship between spot and futures markets in the lead lag relationship analysis. We employed data in the study consists of intraday price histories from JAN 2001 to November 2005 for the nearby contract of nifty index futures and Index.We find a strong contemporaneous relationship between futures and cash prices, along with some significant evidence that futures markets leads spot market during times of high volatility. Consequently, reactions in futures markets are faster, and movements in futures prices lead spot price fluctuations.