Fundamental Analytics has served professional commodity traders since it began over a decade ago. The platform offers traders a large collection of essential commodity contracts to be easily viewed historically as outrights, calendar, or product spreads. The number of positions is unlimited, so the trader can construct pairwise spreads, butterflies, condors, etc. with complicated weightings, as well as product spreads such as corn versus soybean prices. Traders can therefore easily plot spreads or outrights against a large selection of appropriate fundamental supply/demand data to research relationships between prices and fundamentals. Traders benefit from both from the efficient functionality of the software and its speed and efficiency in processing charts.
Effective use of fundamental and technical analysis is crucial for trading and research desks at major investment banks. Margins in commodity markets have been shrinking over the past five years, and our tool allows you to interpret historical trends effectively, allowing you to anticipate changes in markets that could improve returns. The platform offers institutional users the ability to easily retrieve and plot fundamental data as well as price data, impacting your own and your clients’ understanding of macro and technical issues that affect price direction and price volatility.
Fundamental Analytics offers quick and easy access to fundamental Department of Energy charts and tables available within seconds of the DOE data release. Oil/energy analysts can quickly and easily create energy futures spreads as well as refined products crack spreads. The futures spreads can be easily compared to fundamental DOE data to analyze the fundamental data’s impact on futures or futures spreads.
Commodities offer greater and uncorrelated diversification to portfolios. Moreover, the fact that commodities include both gold and black gold (oil) adds a kind of anchor in portfolio management. Commodities are poised for an upswing given current trends. By using Fundamental Analytics, investment advisers with the help of our team (if needed) can advise and assist clients in lowering risks and potentially increasing their portfolios’ returns.
Fundamental Analytics is not just a tool for industry giants and traders; in fact, we are excited to work with agricultural producers nationwide, providing you the tools and analysis needed to make informed decisions about when to market your products. This includes corn, cattle, poultry farmers, and many more.
Using the features on Fundamental Analytics, companies dependent on commodities as a significant part of the supply chain (whether that is cheese for Pizza restaurants, ethanol needed in a farm, or coffee for coffee chains) can analyze trends and choose the best time to purchase major supplies. We work to provide our customers with analysis so you can make the most informed choices and improve your bottom line.
If your company exports abroad or has suppliers from other countries, and you are paid in foreign currency, using the FOREX module in Fundamental Analytics could help you save money when you need to convert foreign currency back to dollars. We provide you with the tools and analysis to make the right decisions at the right time.
I have been a subscriber of Fundamental Analytics since 2008 and have always found the system very useful and easy to use. The platform is deep in information providing the flexibility to customize views and save favorites. Over the years Joel has listened to recommendations and made improvements when possible. Other times when I’ve requested information that is not easily done by the user, such as looking at inventories across gasoline and distillates in a specific region, Joel has customized a report that he runs and forwards to me weekly. In all we value the platform and see the information returned as good value.
The Fundamental Analytics product rather blew me away. I have worked as a technical analyst in the petroleum complex and the commodity sector for over 30 years and I have never seen a fundamental analysis product as sophisticated, wide reaching, or user friendly, and I have seen the fundamental data systems employed by major oil companies, national oil companies, and the world’s premier trading operations. None of them have a product that can even begin to compete with the FA product. The Fundamental Analytics product fills a major gap.
Fundamental Analytics is a nice product and significantly cheaper than Bloomberg and other charting tools. I like how you can look at past years on top of each other. For some reason other companies haven’t added that functionality and I believe it is critical. The interface is easy to work with and I like the flexibility it provides users in terms of building your own spreads and butterflies.
Fundamental Analytics has been a valuable piece of software for me. It’s user friendly with great functionality. Fundamental Analytics is easy to learn and, once you learn it, it has a lot of customization available. The charts and graphs are pleasant to read with many convenient and useful features.