Steel Futures - A turning point for the industry?
This is the first fully neutral and independent in-depth futures contract study of the three main steel products billet, rebar and hot rolled from a commodity traders perspective.
Metal Bulletin Research's study examines whether steel futures contracts could work, how these markets could develop over the next 5-10 years, who will be the main participants, and what the real costs/benefits are for you to start trading in steel futures?
Why is this new study so topical?
The Steel Futures Outlook Report is compiled by established steel industry experts including Brian Levich (Head of Metal Bulletin Research) and Guillaume Perret (with over 12 years active experience in commodities trading and key participant in the launches of numerous commodity contracts such as coal and freight). This report is based on in-depth interviews with significant producers, end users, traders and financial institutions that could participate into a steel futures market.
The report is split in 6 key parts:
Steel physical flows,
Steel product initiatives,
The market outlook for steel futures contracts,
Potential participants in the steel futures market,
The tool-kit to setting up your own trading desk and
One-to-one consultancy services.
Steel Futures - A turning point for the industry? addresses the following key issues:
Does the steel physical market need futures and derivatives at all? Is the market ripe for it now?
Which steel financial has the most chances of success and why?
How does steel compare to other commodities such as aluminium, oil, plastics, coal, freight, and CO2 certificates?
Who could be the market participants to steel futures?
What are the requirements and costs for a company to set up a futures trading desk?
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Other relevant Metal Bulletin Research reports include:
- Steel: Weekly Market Tracker
- North American Steel
- Steel Raw Materials: Weekly Market Tracker
- The Quarterly Global Iron Ore Cost Service
- The Quarterly Global Steel Cost Service
- Steel and its Raw Materials: A Global Market Outlook to 2020
- Trading Iron Ore: A fullfeasibility study for a new derivatives contract
- Value Creation Strategies for the Steel Industry
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