Commentary

Market Summary: March 6, 2022

Mar 07, 2022

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine caused a historic spike in petroleum prices which registered their largest weekly gains in terms of dollars on record. Accentuating the week was the dangerous seizure of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in the... more

War In Ukraine Directly Impacts These Commodities

Mar 01, 2022

The first major war in Europe since WW II broke out in February with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. At the beginning of March, the Ukrainian military and citizens continued to hold off the Russian invaders from conquering the country, but not... more

Charting the Basis for Commercial Hedgers

Feb 28, 2022

In this second of our series of articles on technical analysis for commercial hedgers we will look at using technical analysis to understand the basis and how it impacts the decision-making process for commercial hedgers.

What is the Basis?... more

Market Summary: February 20, 2022

Feb 22, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for the first week in nine as continued tensions on the Russian Ukrainian border which appear to be poised for rapid escalation to an invasion were offset by apparent progress in the ongoing multinational Iranian nuclear... more

Notes From Underground: Is It George Bailey or Henry Potter?

Feb 18, 2022

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey made a ridiculous comment almost two weeks ago and I’d be remiss not to mention it. Bailey issued his own FORWARD GUIDANCE on how to slow the pace of inflation. He suggested that people refrain from seeking... more

Three Key Themes in Equities and Crypto for Asset Managers in 2022

Feb 15, 2022

AT A GLANCE

The maturation of cryptocurrencies has led to increased adoption of crypto products, including regulated and centrally cleared crypto derivatives With sustainable investments set to grow, derivatives products based on an index... more

Market Summary: February 13, 2022

Feb 14, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for an eighth consecutive week, touching eight year highs as reports released on Friday
afternoon from numerous mainstream media outlets stated that Russia had finalized their decision to invade
Ukraine.... more

CME FX: Is peer-to-peer already here?

Feb 09, 2022

This article discusses the evolution of peer-to-peer trading – and if the market is now embracing this model as a mechanism to achieve lower spreads, reduce information leakage and minimize market impact. Understand the drivers behind this... more

The Basics of Charting for Commercial Hedgers

Feb 07, 2022

Moving averages, oscillators, forward curves, spreads, basis graphs… charting can seem overwhelming to commercial hedgers who are simply seeking to dampen volatility and lock in profits on their physical production and/or consumption. In this... more

Market Summary: February 6, 2022

Feb 07, 2022

Petroleum prices rose for a seventh consecutive week,reaching seven year highs as the price of WTI breached $93. There were a number of influences, virtually all positive, that drove petroleum prices higher. A 30 year high in weather-related... more