Powerful Tools & Features To
Support Your Trades
AspectDSC is designed with your sophisticated trading needs in mind. Whether you are an individual or institutional trader; risk analyst or broker; whether you deal in crude, gas, products or metals - you are empowered to customize your screen and workspaces the way you want so you can access the information you need immediately. Because AspectDSC is delivered securely via the Internet, it’s instantly available. No additional hardware or infrastructure required, just login from anywhere in the world via any desktop PC, laptop, Android, iPad®, iPhone®, windows-enabled mobile or BlackBerry ® device. Click on the screen shots for more information about what AspectDSC will do for you. The DSC workspace is flexible and intuitive – it is simple and straight forward to customize, whether it be by market segment, region, or user-role within the company. Flexible panel displays allow you to drag and drop panels where you want them, and easily expand and minimize.
Customize your work screens with any combination of the market data, information and analytical tools you need to maximize your deal.
The Decision Support Center Workspace
The DSC workspace is flexible and intuitive – it is simple and straight forward to customize, whether it be by market segment, region, or user-role within the company. Flexible panel displays allow you to drag and drop panels where you want them, and easily expand and minimize.
Real Time Futures
Select live prices and customize the information from the various futures exchanges including ICE, Nymex CME, DME, Comex and LME. Also included is the spreads data from these exchanges.
Real Time News
Select Scrolling or Fixed Page news from industry leading sources: Dow Jones, BBC Monitoring, Platts. From stacking headline news, click on headline to open content in a new window. With flexible, easy news filtering you can select several news sources by content provider or keyword and display headlines together in one window and the simple keyword search allows you to see only the desired news content. You are able to customize look and feel of news delivery including panel size, font, color and background and set news alerts.
Real Time Forex
Select panels of live currency and precious metals pricing from Forex.
News & Live Page Updates From Platts, Dow Jones, BBC & More
Our news package consolidates all feeds into a single stream and can also incorporate custom news channels to create an intra- company news feed directly into the traders. Flexible, easy filters allow you to search news by page number and keyword to swiftly find the information that’s important to you. Customize your views with color-coded headlines by commodity, date or other criteria. Follow live trading windows on Platts on your desktop or mobile.
Advanced Charting Via DSCharts
Analyze tick, intraday, daily, weekly and monthly market data using our globally recognized charting package with all the functionality you need to stay at the forefront of market activity and identify risks, trends and profitable opportunities ahead of competitors. Chart up to 5 instruments on one chart (10 on seasonal charts) to see price correlations for multiple contracts, with a wide range of analytical tools, Bollinger bands, SMA, RSI, etc. Flexible displays and color schemes allow you to build user-friendly charts. Instantly chart live ticks, spreads, cracks and arbs and access all historical and end-of-day data from the exchanges, Platts and Argus. Set your chart to trigger alerts when prices hit a specific threshold.
Historical Price Reader
The Historical Price Reader Tool allows you to draw from more than 18 years of historical pricing from Platts, CME, ICE, and FOREX.. With easy market symbol look up and the ability to select nearby or specific contract information, you can quick-charge your seasonality analysis, stress test your forward curve and empower your spot, pricing, contract and indices decisions. Use this powerful feature to streamline prices into your back office with no re-keying necessary.
Real-Time Data (RTD) And Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE) Links
Integrate live and end-of-day prices into Microsoft Excel to automatically refresh trading formulas and strategies and pull end-of-day prices for settlement and invoicing. Traders have a choice of RTD or DDE technology. RTD is a newer more robust application for advanced Excel use. Integrate real-time data into your daily workflow. Combine real time and historical information, create customized price alerts and monitor market movements with live updates. Commodity Traders use these tools to identify arbitrage opportunities in the market, create real-time price alerts and maximize trading efficiency. RTD and DDE are the ultimate tools for configuring perfectly tailored spreadsheets that keep you one step ahead of the market.
- Real-time futures and foreign exchange prices can be displayed in Excel as individual worksheets.
- The link is live so that prices in Excel continue to update in-sync with the futures prices on your AspectDSC page.
- Prices available: Last, Change, Spread, Bid, Ask, Low, High, Settle & Volume.
- Creating new spreadsheets is easy with drag and drop features, or via import from our Historical Price Reader.
The AspectDSC Bulletin Board service is an encrypted, secure instant messaging application that allows colleagues to share information internally. Importantly our Bulletin Board keeps a record of all internal communications providing an important history in the event of miscommunication. Communicate one-to-one or one-to-many. Instant message internally and with brokers and counter parties. Analysts can share daily market recaps and analysis with products trading teams, market news can be shared with the entire company in an instant, and colleagues can be alerted immediately of contracts and trades.
Options Calculator and Blending Calculator
Business analytic tools, designed by professionals for professionals, allow you to maximize your productivity and maximize your profit.
The AspectDSC Options Calculator uses the Binomial Tree Model to calculate the value of options prices. The Binomial tree Option Pricing method assumes that the price of the underlying can go up or down by fixed multiples. Each price jump is assigned a probability and a tree of possible underlying prices is built. Working from the tree points or nodes at the option maturity date, the worth of the option can be back calculated until the option can be valued at the desired date.
The AspectDSC Blending Calculator estimates the quality of in-tank or on-board blends for a long list of linear and non-linear specifications. Use the optimizer to find the lowest cost combination of components to achieve a desired result.
Price Tables & Real-Time Futures Panels
What’s most important to our users is either live or delayed prices, and we provide both. Our futures panels provide fixed pages for each product on the ICE, NYMEX, CME, CBOT, COMEX, DME, LME & Malaysia Bursa Exchanges along with live Forex data.
Our Price Table is a fully customizable panel that allows you to see only the prices you want, consolidated in one place and can combine live, delayed and end-of-day data. It’s easy to change column positions, add or remove data, and change font sizes to emphasize data critical to trading. Also set up multiple price tables on the same page for convenient access.
Time & Sales View
Get a trader’s live view into the depth of a market in real time. Users can watch trades going through live as well as live bids and offers on any month and any product, this includes back months and traded spread, arb and crack quotes.
Publish news to users within your company through a custom channel. Your news appears as a headline in the standard news feed alongside Dow Jones and Platts and can be filtered into a separate page for all company news. This can also be used to distribute files across an organization such as market reports or proprietary pricing.
- Get your AspectDSC in English, Russian or Chinese.
- Our multi-language portal serves our global traders in local languages.
- Also put your company logo and branding on your portal.
Try AspectDSC Mobile For Desktop
Display a simple screen with live prices that tick on your desktop. This is great for when you’re in remote places with slow Internet access or you just need the minimum data sets. There’s no extra fee, it’s part of your subscription.
We needed a market information system that offered access to Platts real-time news and prices. AspectDSC provides us with a cost-effective and user friendly solution, at a fraction of the cost of other systems.
- Instant online deployment. No installation.
- Easy-to-use & configure. Designed by energy pros.
- Highly scalable, supporting thousands of subscribers 24/7, including top energy companies in 90 countries.
- No maintenance, software or hardware costs.
- No training costs.
- Free, no-interruption upgrades while you work.
- Free support.
- No firewall hassles.
- Secure, sophisticated & customizable.
- Multi-language: English, Russian & Chinese