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Forward Ethylene Markets
A Price-Protection Primer and Focus on a High-Exposure Market
This report is a comprehensive guide for anyone looking to understand the intricacies of the ethylene and PVC markets, offering both historical context and actionable insights for risk management.
Here's what to expect:
Introduction to Ethylene Market Risks: Understand the unique price exposure risks associated with producing or consuming commodities made from ethylene.
Historical Pricing Trends: Learn how ethylene and propylene pricing mechanisms have evolved over the years, from quarterly to monthly settlements.
Modern Market Dynamics: Gain insights into the complexities of the modern ethylene market, including spot trades, forward trades, and daily price references.
Ethylene Futures as a Risk Management Tool: Discover how futures markets can be used to hedge against ethylene price volatility.
PVC Market Overview: Dive into a case study on the PVC market, which is heavily reliant on ethylene. Understand its production, key players, and pricing mechanisms.
Pricing Mechanisms in PVC: Understand how PVC prices are negotiated and settled, and how they are influenced by ethylene prices.
Market Anomalies and Buyer Sentiments: Explore specific instances where ethylene and PVC prices did not move in tandem and how it affected the market sentiment.
Future of Pricing: Discuss the dissatisfaction among PVC buyers regarding the current pricing mechanism and the potential for change.
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