Asia Centric,
Global Outlook

Asia Centric,
Global Outlook

Access the Chinese and international commodity markets - all from a single offshore account.

Access the Chinese and international commodity markets - all from a single offshore account.
Get In Touch Call Us

Asia Centric,
Global Outlook

Access the Chinese and international commodity markets - all from a single offshore account.

Get In Touch Call Us

Access the International Commodities Market

At BANDS Financial we offer our clients the opportunity to trade on both the international and the Chinese commodities futures markets.

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Trade Chinese Commodities Futures

As an Overseas Intermediary approved by the Chinese exchanges, BANDS Financial can provide access to a number of internationalised commodities futures contracts, including crude oil, copper, and iron ore.

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3 Jun
BANDS Cup Container Freight Futures Trading Competition Launched

Futures have long been used as risk management tools in other markets ranging from iron ore to bulk freight. As the container freight futures market is developing, trading opportunities are emerging for both industrial and financial investors.

On 3 June, BANDS Financial and Linerlytica launched the first virtual container freight futures trading competition. Participants will have the opportunity to trade in a simulated market reflecting the actual Shanghai International Energy Exchange marketplace and gain experience trading container freight futures.

Read more on our event page or view some frequently asked questions.

Sign up here.

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22 May
Container Freight Futures: Opportunities amidst Volatility

Freight rates are inherently volatile. The Red Sea crisis continues to drive global container freight rates higher as additional capacity is deployed on the longer Asia-Europe route around the Cape of Good Hope.

BANDS partnered with Linerlytica and Braemar to host a webinar introducing container freight futures, the latest market developments and cross-market arbitrage trading opportunities.

The slides are available for download here:

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26 Apr
Win-Win Cooperation as the Shanghai Shipping Exchange Visits BANDS Financial

It was our great pleasure to welcome Gu Yunfeng, Chen Mei and Dr Yu Bin of the Shanghai Shipping Exchange at our office in Hong Kong today.

Together with Johnson Leung from Linerlytica, we discussed our work to expand access to container freight futures to the international industry.

With the first settlement date of the INE CoFIF contract approaching, we're excited about how container freight futures can help solve common industry pain points like information asymmetry, counterparty risk and freight rate volatility, especially in these times of heightened geopolitical risks.

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