Profiting from high voltage and hot air

electricity trading

Oil trading has a long tradition in the investment community and there are tight links between oil's price, economic growth and fundamental indicators. In comparison to oil, trading in electricity derivatives has a rather short history in Continental Europe of around five years. In Europe's service economy, electricity prices are today practically decoupled from economic growth.

There has been a price increase of more than 80% in the electricity future with delivery in 2006 over the past thre