The Fundamental
Analytics Platform

Our platform integrates fundamental analysis with futures prices analysis. It is easily customized, comprehensive, and intuitive to use.

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

Chris Boatwright

Distillate Trader, Shell Oil

Fundamentals

The Fundamental Analytics platform includes a broad variety of fundamental data in a straightforward, user-friendly format that is easy to understand and manipulate. Browse and analyze fundamental data from many sources in one convenient platform.

You can access data quickly on the platform and don’t have to visit many different sites to see the data you need. Data sources include the USDA, the DOE, the CFTC, and many others. The platform is updated regularly according to the release schedule for each data source. Fundamental Analytics provides depth as well as breadth: Each type of fundamental data on the platform goes back at least 15 years and even further in some cases.

Fundamental Analytics is both comprehensive and focused. In addition, it is flexible: let us know if there’s a specific data source you’d like to see and we will look into adding it to the platform.

Futures Prices

The prices module on the Fundamental Analytics platform reveals a wide variety of commodity futures prices, graphed intuitively in charts that are easy to understand and analyze.

On Fundamental Analytics, futures prices can be viewed and analyzed in a variety of intuitive and innovative ways that allow patterns to be seen and new connections to be drawn. Price charting options within Fundamental Analytics include year-on-year overlay plots, forward curves, high-low-close series, futures vs. open interest, implied volatility, historical volatility, and other ways to analyze futures prices. A popular feature of Fundamental Analytics is the creation of spreads with multiple legs.

Analysis

The analysis module on Fundamental Analytics uniquely integrates fundamental analysis with pricing analysis, allowing trends and patterns to be discovered which can enhance strategies to increase margins, manage risk, and trade profitably. Few other platforms or tools attempt to merge fundamental data and futures price data in meaningful ways. However, the ability to look at these two different types of data together and perform meaningful analysis with them often leads to significant insights about the relationships and patterns between them.

As a very simple example, the time series plot shown here illustrates how hedge funds often track crude oil price.

The analysis features can be used both to suggest and to test strategies for reducing risk and increasing profits. You can review strategies over time with a depth of historical data going back many years to assess and anticipate market opportunities.

Ease of Use

Our platform is web-based so no download is required and you can log in from anywhere. The platform is easy to learn and intuitive to use: no memorization of symbols is needed to select commodities contracts on Fundamental Analytics. Features and tools are consistent across all the commodities, so there is minimal time needed to learn the platform before you can get the most out of it. Every feature of the platform is thoughtfully designed to be intuitive and straightforward to use. The charting is also extremely responsive, meaning that you waste no time setting up different types of analysis. Try it out today!

Customized Support

We are committed to making our product work for the needs of your business and profession, and offer unparalleled support with our solutions, including assisting you with your analysis. If there is something you need help with at any time, Fundamental Analytics and BlackSummit are here to help – whether that is a data source not readily available or if you would like assistance analyzing trends.

See it for yourself

Our Platform Covers:

  • Energy
  • Agriculture
  • Forex
  • Financials
  • Precious & Base Metals
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Crude Oil and Refined Products
  • Gasoline
  • WTI Crude Oil
  • Brent Crude Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Heating Oil
  • Gasoil
  • Emissions
  • Corn
  • Soybeans
  • Soybeans Meal
  • Soybean Oil
  • Wheat
  • Softs
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Cotton
  • Meats (Feeder Cattle, Lean Hogs, Live Cattle, Milk)
  • Water
  • USD
  • EUR
  • GBP
  • Japanese Yen
  • Canadian Dollar
  • Swiss Franc
  • Brazilian Real
  • Mexican Peso
  • Australian Dollar
  • Chinese Yuan
  • Argentinian Peso
  • South African Rand
  • S&P 500 / CBOE S&P 500 VIX
  • Dow Jones Industrial Average
  • NASDAQ
  • FTSE 100
  • Nikkei
  • Russell
  • VSTOXX
  • Treasury Notes & Bonds
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Platinum
  • Palladium
  • Copper
  • Bitcoin

Contact our team for a full list of products covered by our platform.

Exchanges

There are no hidden fees in our subscriptions. The platform includes access to data for all the following exchanges:

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME and COMEX)

Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX)

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE and ICE/US)

Eurex Exchange (EUREX)

Euronext – Paris Exchange (MATIF)

Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT)

Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX)

London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE)

Hong Kong Futures Exchange (HKFE)

Rosario Futures Exchange (ROFEX)

Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F)

Malaysia Derivatives Exchange (MDEX)

If there are any exchanges not listed here that you would like to see, get in touch with us – we will investigate how to bring it into our platform!

Working for You

  • Traders
  • Institutions
  • Energy Companies
  • Investment Advisors
  • Agricultural Industry
  • Commodities-Dependent Companies
  • Foreign Exchange

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. Traders can construct pairwise spreads, butterflies, condors, etc. with complicated weightings and multiple legs, 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 the efficient functionality of the software and its speed and efficiency in processing charts.

Effective use of fundamental data and futures prices is crucial for trading and research desks at major investment banks. Margins in commodity markets have been shrinking over the past five years. The Fundamental Analytics research platform provides unique tools that help 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 U.S. Energy Information Association (EIA) charts and tables available within seconds of the EIA data release. Oil and 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 EIA 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 an 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, 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.