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Recap of our CPN Livestream Series Featuring Clipper Data

Recently we hosted an exciting CPN Livestream Session featuring Matt Smith, Director of Commodity Research at ClipperData; Olivia Liu, Senior Analyst and Product Manager of Agriculture at ClipperData; and Colleen Sheeren, Barchart’s Head of Marketing. The livestream provided attendees with an in-depth look into the cmdty Pricing Network (CPN) and the data being provided by ClipperData, a leading provider of global cargo data. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend - we’ll fill you in now.

The webinar kicked off with a quick overview of Olivia and Matt’s backgrounds and then transitioned into a deep dive into the data and services that ClipperData provides. ClipperData provides comprehensive data sets, analysis and commentary on global crude, grain and refined product movements. They pinpoint cargo flows by grade, volume, ship, port of origination/discharge, and consignee information. With access to ClipperData’s rich data offering for grain and oilseeds, including bulk vessel load and unload statistics, foreign offtake, and historical patterns, users are equipped to make faster and more informed decisions.t

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Matt and Olivia then discussed the increasing demand for global cargo data and the evolution of the market. A couple of decades ago, the industry was controlled by commercial companies, however, in recent years, companies like ClipperData have made the industry a more transparent place. This allows farmers, farmer associations, NPOs, etc., to keep a pulse on the global cargo market and how it will affect their day-to-day business operations and strategic planning. Due to the volatility of the markets in 2020, ClipperData has also seen a surge in algorithmic traders and hedge funds that utilize their data to develop trading strategies. ClipperData analysts also help point them to the fundamentals that help drive these markets. 

Olivia then dove into ClipperDatas client base, which includes: 

  1. Commodity Traders
  2. Use data from ClipperData to understand supply and demand in the market and macroeconomic indicators
  3. Brokerage/Banks
  4. Use data from ClipperData to generate charts and reports for the benefit of their own clients 
  5. Farmer Associations 
  6. Use reports from ClipperData to gain access to high-level global trends and movement, both on the supply side and the demand side 
  7. Government Agencies and NPOs
  8. Use data from ClipperData to cross-check their own information and to promote trading 
  9. Hedge Funds/Algorithmic Traders 
  10. Use data from ClipperData for quantitative modeling and analyst input

Colleen then transitioned the discussion to focus on some of the different markets that Matt and Olivia specialize in. Matt discussed the energy markets and how the power outages in Texas have exacerbated the oil market, as well as the impact of oil demand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Olivia then discussed the factors that have contributed to the bullish grain market.  

Colleen then facilitated an interesting Q&A, which provided insights into ClipperData’s roadmap for 2021, what differentiates them from their competitors, and more! Watch the full livestream here! To learn more about the data available from ClipperData, please visit our website

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