Commodity Trading

Prices and P/L – There’s an App for That!

Trading natural gas and/or power in Europe means dealing with multiple exchanges, market operators, regulators, authorities and other bodies. Each region or country has its own infrastructure and access... continue reading

How Things Change aka Cycles

Back in 2005 a colleague asked me if I had noticed the hedge funds trading energy commodities. The fact was I had no idea what a hedge fund was... continue reading

The Triple Point Acquisition by Ion is a Done Deal

While no press announcements have been forthcoming from either Triple Point or Ion, the acquisition of Triple Point by Ion Investments has been consummated. The Westport CT (home of... continue reading

EKA has quickly moved into the Upper Echelon of the CTRM Markets

EKA Software Solutions, with the recent announcement of their investment in Australia-based Matrix Group, has now built a base of products, personnel and revenues that has separated the company... continue reading

Can Commodity Hedge Funds Grow via Junk Mailing?

From the ComTechAdvisory Blog The Securities and Exchange Commission voted yesterday to allow hedge funds and other private investment firms to start publicly advertising for investor dollars, something that... continue reading

Current Research Agenda

Commodity Technology Advisory is currently busy working on, or readying, a number of research projects.The initial two are already underway and more details may be found below. European Regulatory... continue reading

Sizing-up Market Trends in E/CTRM

A Commodity Technology Advisory ComTechAlert Article June 26, 2013 ComTech Advisory is beginning to pull together the granular analysis that is the foundation of our E/CTRM Technology Market Sizing... continue reading

ComTech Advisory visits with Mr. Gavin Lavelle – President and CEO, Brady PLC

ComTech Advisory visits with Brady’s president and CEO, Gavin Lavelle in this latest episode of Trends and Issues in CTRM Technology. Mr. Lavelle discusses several of the emerging issues... continue reading

ComTech Advisory Inverviews Ray Hood – President and CEO of Allegro Development

In the premier episode of Commodity Technology Advisory’s new video series examining the trends and issues in CTRM technology, we visit with Mr. Ray Hood, president and CEO of... continue reading

Day One

So today is my first official day back as an analyst (yesterday was a holiday in the Czech republic). It is nice to be back too. It is good... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Notches First Win in Ags

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, having established themselves in the last couple of years as the leader in SaaS delivered CTRM solutions for oil trading, announced last week that they have... continue reading

Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal... continue reading

Expect a Shuffling of ETRM/CTRM Vendor Deck in 2013

The streets are rife with rumors these days of E/CTRM software companies closing their doors, buying others, selling off, merging and every other flavor of transaction imaginable.  Even in... continue reading