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We're active in base metals, precious metals, steel and iron ore, offering multiple access points, help, experience and solutions for whatever price risk you face, or liquidity you require. We are a Category 1 member of the London Metal Exchange (LME) and a full member of the London Bullion Market Association.
We execute and clear a significant proportion of the market activity on the London Metal Exchange (LME), the world's largest non-ferrous metals exchange. We also provide direct access to the CME’s base metal futures and options contracts, on its COMEX exchange. We provide base metals services for producers, consumers, fabricators and traders, brokers, financial institutions, hedge funds and investors in the commodity futures and options markets.
We provide futures and options brokerage for industrial users of gold, silver, platinum and palladium, as well as for market makers, brokers, funds and traders, covering all hedging and speculative requirements. We also provide access to OTC forwards, swaps, options and spot contracts through our range of specialist FX services.
Steel and Iron Ore
We provide execution and clearing for cash-settled and physically delivered futures, options and swaps in the steel and iron ore markets, for both exchange and OTC traded contracts.
The global macro picture is starting to present some downside risks in the near term as China's economy is set to slow further and supply-chain bottlenecks continue to cap growth. New orders and new export orders in China are contractionary, and we expect demand in Q4. Order backlogs and lead times for products will continue in Q4, limiting growth, and real consumption is weaker than it looks. Higher costs from shipping, raw materials and energy will take their toll on the consumer, and we expect end-user demand to suffer. The final piece of the jigsaw is the reduction in stimulus from central banks and how that will impact financial markets, bond yields, and the dollar has rallied while stocks corrected, but what will this trend continue?
Monthly commentary covering the FX markets, providing insights on recent developments on select currency pairs. This month we focus on China, highlighting the fundamentals for the macroeconomy, as well as any changes to the PBOC in the coming months. The recent cut in the risk reserve requirement suggests monetary loosening. We also outline the movement between the onshore and offshore currency for those looking to arbitrage or hedge their exposure. This analysis gives an indication of the average width of the spread what key levels to look out for.