Fastmarkets NewGen risk management
Enable risk management using futures contracts
With the volatility of the battery materials market, Fastmarkets NewGen lithium futures and cobalt futures contracts enable you access to risk management solutions as you make strategic business decisions. We work with global exchanges to help market participants to secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility and the challenges it brings to managing margins and costs.
What futures contracts are available?
If you are interested in using futures contracts to help secure rates and reduce exposure to price volatility, there are a number of contracts available with these exchanges:
- Cobalt Metal (Fastmarkets) futures (CME Group)
- Lithium futures (CME Group)
- EV metals (London Metal Exchange)
- Singapore Exchange – SGX
How will a risk management plan help?
- Lock in profits
- Improve cash flow, forecasting and budgeting
- Boost credit rating and cut cost of capital
- Secure flexible price offerings
- Analyze your exposure to Fastmarkets’ commodity prices
These actionable insights allow you to take a more strategic approach to risk management for your business.
This week, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched option contracts on lithium hydroxide, which are cash-settled and differ from many of the CME commodity options on futures
Abaxx Exchange Pte Ltd plans to launch its new nickel sulfate futures contract by the end of this year and is looking at other contracts in the battery raw materials space, its president told Fastmarkets in a recent interview
Market participants in the battery raw materials supply chain will have an increasing need to hedge lithium carbonate to mitigate price risks, and demand for this will soon grow in both Europe and North America
More businesses are turning to price reporting agencies like Fastmarkets and chief procurement officers (CPOs) are looking for protection against adverse price movements and to identify new buying opportunities
Financially settled contracts for metals have grown in popularity over the last 12 months, and this likely played a role in a change of ownership at Traxys
Access critical short- and long-term forecasts in a new generation of energy markets
Gain a competitive edge in the emerging battery recycling market
Providing greater transparency into the cost of key Li-ion cell components
We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles. Find out how our price reporters and analysts assess and forecast prices in agriculture, forest products and metals
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Navigate uncertainty and make business decisions with confidence using our price data, forecasts and critical intelligence.