Inside the Commodity Options Market
by Steven Barr
Authors: John Labuszewski and Jeanne Cairns Sinquefield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, 1985
Reading this 374-page book is like eating an elephant. You probably do not want to try to finish it at
one sitting. Diehard options traders will find this book interesting, however, while for others it will serve
as a useful reference book on options in general and commodity options in particular.
Inside the Commodity Options Market starts with a primer on options basics, explaining put and call
contract terms and how they are traded. The language is clear, unambiguous and readable. Chapters 2 and
3 gives a brief history of options and an overview of commodity options markets today. Currently
available options contracts are listed next, with some contract specifications for underlying commodity,
amount, quality, exercise rules, expiry date, position limits, where traded and other details.