Energy traders mine Dodd-Frank data for market insight

Public data feeds required by the US Dodd-Frank Act are offering banks and energy trading firms a window into transactions taking place in uncleared over-the-counter commodity derivatives

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Energy trading desks are using SDR data to gain a trading edge

New regulations stemming from the US Dodd-Frank Act have been a major source of grumbling at banks and energy companies in recent years, but in at least one respect the new rules are helping savvy traders to gain an edge on their competitors.

In their relentless quest for market intelligence, energy traders are paying closer attention to swap data repositories (SDRs) – giant warehouses of trading data mandated by Dodd-Frank. Under the 2010 law, market participants must report all their over-the

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