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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

ComTech Advisory’s First Survey

Yes, our first research survey is now underway and it is to support our joint research project with ETR Advisory on European Regulations. The survey won’t take much of... 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

Generation 10’s Commodity Manager Focuses on Supply Chain Optimization

Generation 10 Ltd. is a Liverpool-based software development company and vendor that offers a number of solutions including a CTRM solution called the G10 Commodity Manager. Established in 2000,... continue reading

Eka Targets Enterprise Risk with Eka.Risk

Last week I had a presentation and short demonstration of Eka’s recently announced new risk product – Eka.Risk. Eka.Risk is aimed at solving the enterprise risk issue in commodities... 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

Under Attack?

These days it does seem a little like commodity markets aren’t the flavor of the month? In recent days as I work on the European Regulatory study report (sponsored... continue reading

The Big Story in US Crude Production is not North Dakota

While doing a bit of research for an upcoming ComTechAlert article, I was reviewing oil production stats for the US and was a bit surprised by the numbers. Much... 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

Work Starts on The European Regulatory Study

If all had gone to plan, I would be sat on a beach in Florida today looking at two-weeks of sun, sea and Disney. As it turned out, my... continue reading

Moody’s Indicates that the Triple Point deal is a Fait Accompli

From the ComTechAdvisory.com Blog Moody’s released their rating of the new debt being taken on in Ion’s acquisition of Triple Point…pretty much sealing this transaction as a done deal,... 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

A Visit to Contigo

I visited with Contigo last week in the Midlands and as usual, enjoyed every minute of my time there. The purpose of my visit was to catch up with... continue reading

A Visit with Richard Quigley at DataGenic

DataGenic provides data management solutions to the commodities trading and other industries. Founded in 2002, the company has been led by CEO, Richard Quigley, since mid-2007 and he has... continue reading