Inside Market Data's Special Report on Commodities Features Commodity Research Bureau (CRB)

Mark Haraburda of CRB discusses the commodity boom over the past 10-years as well as usage of commodity related market data

Dec 09, 2010, 09:00 ET from Commodity Research Bureau

CHICAGO, Dec. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Commodity Research Bureau (CRB), the world's leading commodity and futures research, data and analysis firm since 1934, was featured in a special report titled "Commodities" published by Inside Market Data.  Mark Haraburda, Managing Director of CRB, presented a thought leadership article titled "Triggering a Commodities Explosion" which reviewed key factors for supporting the 590% growth in futures volume outside the U.S. from 1999 – 2009 (U.S. growth was 387% during the same period).  Haraburda discusses the evolution of electronic trading, international exchange proliferation, commodities as an asset class, volatility and corporate structure changes by many of the major exchanges.  Haraburda was also featured in a roundtable discussion of commodity market data titled "Commodity Data Gets Pumped."


"Inside Market Data picked the perfect time for their special commodity report, considering the growth we've seen in commodity markets during the first decade of the 21st century which is certain to just be the beginning of this boom," said Eero Pikat, President of CRB. "With the rapid growth of investments into commodities over the past 10-years, we are dedicated to continuing to be the premier provider of data, research and analysis to commodity market participants around the world," added Pikat.

"Commodities are clearly a huge growth opportunity for the market data industry. With investors seeking exposure to new asset classes, growing interest in cross-asset trading, new regulatory initiatives in the wings and the potential for increased electronification of commodities trading, demand for market data—and more sophisticated tools and analytics to process this data—will continue to increase, and specialist content providers will play an important role in supporting this expanding market," says Max Bowie, Editor of Inside Market Data.

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About Commodity Research Bureau (CRB)

With a history dating back to 1934, Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) has substantial experience in meeting the data and information needs of the agricultural, energy, metals, softs, financials and other commodity markets. CRB is a leading provider of futures market research, publications and market data.  As an established leader in an industry that demands accuracy and innovation, CRB's goal is to form partnerships that deliver comprehensive solutions for success.  For more information, please visit

About Inside Market Data

For 25 years, Inside Market Data has brought market data industry executives the news and analysis they need to address the business and financial issues they face as consumers and suppliers of market data. Published every Monday with breaking news updates, Inside Market Data covers how sell-side and buy-side firms are using data services, as well as analysis of industry issues and strategic initiatives, details of new data products being developed by vendors, exchanges and brokers, and Q&As with key industry executives, special reports on specific topics, and thought-leadership articles written by industry insiders. Inside Market Data hosts conferences around the globe ( and is part of the stable of publications from Incisive Media.

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