What Determines Oil Prices?
Rising and falling oil prices significantly impact global micro and macroeconomics. Economies rely on the valuable commodity to provide power to factory floors and fuel for transportation. Oil prices fluctuate throughout the day due to many reasons. Although supply and demand are the most common factors in dictating the price...
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Current Geopolitical Factors Impacting Global Fuel Prices
World oil indexes have changed irregularly during the week as the market treads carefully after OPEC committed to increasing production in order to more closely stick to its production cut agreement after months of under producing, and despite rising US production. Meantime, escalating tensions between the United States and Iran...
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AspectDSC Set To Release Enhanced Charting & News Tools In HTML
AspectDSC, the only cloud market data solution for commodities traders, and the only solution with trade and risk management tools offered on the same platform, is moving to HTML. Users as always get real time ticks and a historical database of spot, wholesale prices and futures from leading exchanges including...
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Mid-Year Analysis On Oil Prices
A steady diet of curveballs may be the best way to describe the first half of 2018 for fuel and oil prices. Revisions to forecasts have been many, market bears turned into bulls, and rising retail gasoline prices are back in the headlines after a two-and-a-half-year hiatus. International Markets It all...
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Create Custom Excel Spreadsheets With Real Time Data (RTD) Technology
Did You Know…that AspectDSC provides live data that is seamlessly exported into Microsoft Excel using powerful Real Time Data technology, also known as RTD? Traders analyze fast moving commodities markets by exporting data from multiple sources into spreadsheets that continue to tick in real time in Excel on your desktop...
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Aspect Begins Journey With ION Investment Group at Energy Risk USA in Houston
May has been a busy month for Aspect Enterprise Solutions and our team of commodities trade and risk management professionals representing Aspect in cities across the globe, including Houston, Panama and Hong Kong. Aspect also stepped out with its ION colleagues in Houston joining fellow brands Openlink and Triple Point...
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The Oil Market Response To Renewed US Sanctions On Iran
The US decision to renege on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and reimpose sanctions on Iran leaves the rest of Opec with a dilemma. The organisation’s pact with non-Opec producers has succeeded in its nominal aim of bringing commercial oil inventories in the OECD back to the historic...
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Aspect CEO Steve Hughes Discusses True Cloud CTRM Technology on CTRMRadio
Aspect Enterprise Solutions CEO Steve Hughes participated in the latest CTRMRadio podcast by ComTech Advisory. Hughes is a member of the advisory’s CTRM Thought Leadership panel, and explains the varied definitions CTRM software vendors are using for the term cloud within their own software environments, and why most of them...
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Uncertainty Looms Over Marine Fuel Sulfur Limit
The International Maritime Organization has set a January 2020 deadline for a new 0.5% sulfur limit on marine fuels. The move is poised to force most shipowners to switch from burning residual fuel oil to a new, unfamiliar, less-sulfurous product. A study by CE Delft, commissioned by the IMO in...
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Aspect’s CTRM Software Makes Complex Pricing Simple
Did You Know…that AspectCTRM offers one of the most comprehensive complex pricing formula tools for commodities trading companies? This blog explains how Aspect’s commodity trade and risk management cloud software supports a wide spectrum of pricing terms across multiple commodities with example formulas. Negotiating pricing term contracts can be very...
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