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Commodity Investment Resource Center!/user/asianftgcom announced today the launch of the next generation online Commodity Investment Resource Center developed four clients. The re-designed Commodity Resource Center offers leading-edge graphical charts that give unique insights into the commodities market at a glance, and a host of advanced tools and search functionality enabling customers of all skill levels to invest in commodities with greater ease, insight and speed.

“Most investors understand that commodity trading is a very profitable way to boost your returns. However, they are underutilized or wrong utilized because many investors don’t know how to research and select commodities and investment strategies in commodities.” said Paul Livingstone, Asian FTG’s Head of trading and Vice President of Investing. “So we’ve rebuilt the Asian FTG Commodity Investing experience from the top down to make buying and selling commodities as seamless, intuitive and straightforward as buying a stock.”

The new Commodity Resource Center supports a full range of fixed income investing needs — for novice investors through expert traders — with new features, such as:

Strategy Analyzer – Run historical tests and analyze the performance of your automated trading strategies.

Market Analyzer – A turbo-charged quote sheet allowing you to monitor, sort and rank hundreds of instruments in real time.


Asian FTG Expands Commodity Suite for China and Greater Asia

Asian FTG Expands Commodity Suite of Thermal Coal Assessments for China and Greater Asia

Data aids price discovery & risk management of China’s domestic and imported coal a premium source of benchmark price assessments commodities today announced it has further expanded its suite of pricing references for China and the greater Asia-Pacific region with the launch of two new thermal coal price assessments for the Chinese market.

“The two price assessments are designed to complement each other by providing a quick and straightforward way for traders and other interested parties to compare the prices of domestic and imported thermal coal in the Chinese market and immediately determine whether there is price arbitrage advantages favoring one type or the other,” said James Hester, Asian FTG Senior Coal Trader.

The new assessments capture physical spot prices for domestic and imported thermal coal with a calorific value of 5,500 kilocalories per kilogram (kcal/kg) on a net-as-received basis as follows:

  • CFR South China: Physical open-market price assessment of thermal coal (including the cost of freight) out of Australia, Colombia, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa that is traded in the seaborne spot market
  • Asian FTG FOB Qinhuangdao: Physical open-market spot assessment of thermal coal (loaded free on board) from ports in northeastern territories.

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Asian-FTG Market Eye a commodity researcher specialist provider of a full range of commodities analysis and a unit of Asian FTG, has expanded its portfolio of maps with the publication of its first-ever World Coal Trade Map.

This detailed, printed wall map identifies in striking color the primary components of the global coal industry, from geographic production regions to individual basins by coal type to coal-consuming countries.

Coal source regions are labeled and colored by primary coal type, and countries are color-coded by average coal consumption. Within the map, depictions of major coal ports indicate where large shipments of coal are exported from or imported into a country. Similarly, illustrations of major steel mills – shown in China, Europe and the U.S. – highlight some of the primary industrial consumers of coking coal.

Nominations now being accepted for 2013 Asia Metals Awards

Nominations now being accepted for 2013 Asia Metals Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the inaugural Asian Futures Trading Group Asia Metals Awards that will recognize corporate and individual excellence in nearly a dozen performance categories, announced Asian FTG, host of the program.

“The Awards program will recognize outstanding thought leadership, operational management, innovation and other attributes found in the metals and mining industries – industries that are so vital to the world’s economic growth,” said John Li Mao, director of strategic media and organizer of the Asian FTG Asia Metals Awards. “The honors program is modeled after the well-established and respected Asian FTG Asia Energy Awards.”

Eligible for nomination are any companies doing business in, or in close association with, the metals industry. Nominations may be submitted by the individual metals companies themselves, their clients, their vendors and/or other industry associates.

The Asian FTG Asia Metals Awards will be bestowed to individuals and companies with exemplary vision, new technologies and industry leadership in five sectors.

The awards categories are:

  • Chief Executive Officer of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Financial Deal of the Year
  • End-User Efficiency Initiative of the Year
  • Innovative Technology of the Year
  • Industry Leadership Award for:
    • Aluminum
    • Copper
    • Raw Materials & Mining
    • Scrap & Recycling
    • Steel



Asian Futures Trading Group offers the latest in order entry technology coupled with 24-hour execution and clearing on exchanges worldwide. Clearing more than 100,000 client accounts, the firm provides a full range of services to the industry’s largest global network of introducing brokers (IBs) and to commercial, institutional, international and individual clients. These include more than 200 IBs and many of the world’s largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions.