The Importance of Real-Time Forward Curves - Leveraging Technological Advances to Manage Risk

The ability to manage and utilize accurate forward price curves has always been an important aspect of commodity trading and risk management—indeed, it is at the very heart of price risk management.

Despite this, the collection of price time series data and the creation, validation and maintenance of curves, has also always proven to be somewhat problematic—particularly in illiquid, thin and/or real-time markets.

This white paper examines these issues in depth and analyzes potential solutions that will aid traders, analysts and risk managers in addressing their needs for real-time and easy-to-use price curve tools.