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Commodity producer/trader boundary starts to blur

Commodity producer/trader boundary starts to blur | Oil | Scoop.it
Glencore’s interest in a deal with Rio Tinto was about more than corporate ambition. Commodity traders are keen to buy hard assets to secure supply, while producers view logistics and marketing as a way of boosting returns. Expect more convergence, and shrinking trading margins.

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The energy ansd commodity markets are changing, globally, regionally and locally. After decades of status quo, are you prepared ?

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Risk Edge Solutions's curator insight, October 16, 2014 11:31 AM

"The commodity trading market could grow by about 40 percent as producers become more active traders"

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Oil Falls Below $94 as China... - ABC News

Oil Falls Below $94 as China... - ABC News | Oil | Scoop.it
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Oil Falls Below $94 as China...
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Is this good or bad news? Depends where you are sitting; tighter margins or more opportunity?

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For oil producers that hedged, less pain from the plunge

For oil producers that hedged, less pain from the plunge | Oil | Scoop.it
Some companies may escape the rout with cash flows largely intact because they had previously taken steps to lock in future sales at higher prices

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Robert Hamilton's insight:

The energy ansd commodity markets are changing, globally, regionally and locally. After decades of status quo, are you prepated ?

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Risk Edge Solutions's curator insight, October 20, 2014 11:13 AM

Oil companies typically hedge a portion of their future production to add some certainty to their future revenue streams and help sustain cash flow during periods of low prices.

Robert Hamilton's curator insight, October 24, 2014 6:52 AM

The energy ansd commodity markets are changing, globally, regionally and locally. After decades of status quo, are you prepated ?