Opec: Deal or No Deal
Opec, which pumps roughly 40% of the world’s oil, is considering its first production cut in 8 years. The drop in output will impact the global market significantly. The end of the oil group’s pump-at-will policy will effect each of the 14 member countries’ production levels differently, although Iran is...
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Bunker Trading Around The World
The use of bunker fuel dates back to the 1950s, and the industry has experienced significant growth since then. Bunker crude, a derivative of crude oil, can be classified as any type of fuel used by a vessel. Shipping companies are always looking to improve their purchasing programs as the need...
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In-Memory Database – Exactly How Fast Is AspectCTRM?
Did You Know…that AspectCTRM relies on an in-memory database for its fast processing speeds? Exactly what does this mean to the business user? If you ever wondered why Excel can run millions of calculations almost instantaneously when updating a cell but most ETRM or CTRM solutions, other than AspectCTRM, can...
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U.S. Crude Oil Exports, Or The Threat Of Exports
This editorial piece is brought to you by Argus Media. The lifting of the US crude export ban at the beginning of this year has the potential to put the US Gulf of Mexico at the epicentre of global oil trade and price benchmarking. Imposed four decades ago in the...
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Celebrating Our Website Award & 25 Years Of The World Wide Web
I’m not one to toot my own horn, but it’s been a long time since I’ve won an award at work. Back in my 20’s while I was an advertising copywriter in NY I had won a few awards for slogans and advertisements. A few years before that while writing...
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Metals Trading — What You Need To Know
With 118 elements listed on the periodic table, 91 of them are categorized as Metals – a material that is typically opaque, shiny, hard, malleable, fusible, ductile and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. While they are divided into nine families of elements with similar properties, the rare-earth metals as well as...
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Women In Financial Technology (FinTech)
Below is an excerpt from a magazine focusing on women in financial services and technology. It was published by Harrington Starr, a global leader in financial services and commodities technology recruitment. This excerpt features an interview with Aspect Enterprise Solutions CIO Chetna Bhatia who expresses her thoughts about women in...
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New EU Regulation Impacts Oil & Commodity Derivatives Trading Companies
I’m writing to ensure oil and commodities trading companies understand new legislation that became law July 3rd of this year.  It’s particularly important, because its impact will be felt throughout trading organisations in terms of business process and individual behaviour and not meeting these obligations can be viewed as a...
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First Half Year Review: Aspect Enterprise Solutions Sales Soar As Cloud Takes Hold Of CTRM Market
Here at Aspect Enterprise Solutions we’re enjoying more success in our 16th year in business. Following last year’s record sales, this year’s first 6 months is even better. We’ve booked more than $7M in new business, an increase of 127% over the same period in 2015. See my previous blog...
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Crude Oil Trading: Where It Began & Future Predictions
Crude oil is a staple financial instrument for hedgers, traders and investors around the globe and one of the most significant resources in the world. Keeping up with crude markets requires a keen attention to detail as well as patience in what is typically an unpredictable industry. We had an...
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