on 26 July 2013
This is an extremely approachable introduction to energy trading; the language is accessible to someone who is not an industry insider and/or academic (unlike most other books on the subject!) As a professional programmer in financial services, this is my "go to" book for introducing new team members to the energy business. It has enough depth to get people up to speed, introducing the concepts (and vocabulary) without bogging down in jargon or consultant-speak. If you are going to read one book on energy trading, this is it. If you are going to read 10 books: start with this one. Highly recommended. (Although some of the sections and most of the examples are US-centric, the book is a very applicable to UK/Europe as well.)
on 20 August 2013
A great introduction to the energy market from both the physical and financial perspective. It could do with an update as it is very focused on the USA but contains nothing of the recent shale boom. I think it is a touch light on explanation in a few areas, it would be nice if it had a little more depth around 'the Greeks', VaR and option valuation.
on 11 December 2013
Well written book and a good high level introduction to the energy markets without getting into too much mathematics.
One negative about this book, however, is that it is heavily centred around North American energy markets (US in particular) and makes little to no connection with international markets.
on 11 October 2012
I am almost half way through this book and am really enjoying it. The topics are defined well and the writing is easy to read, which is not always the case with technical subjects. I have a background in electricity markets, so some of the material is not new to me, but I can vouch for its accuracy and clarity in explaining certain topics that are somewhat complicated.