A paper trader’s indispensable window into the physical market

With Sparta’s market intelligence platform you get access to reliable and forward-looking physical market data. We’re your real-time window into what’s happening now, so you can act at speed and with full confidence.


Real-time market intelligence to unlock trading opportunities

We know that data silos and a reliance on historical data prevent you from seizing opportunities at speed. Sparta is your real-time entry to live market insights, helping you understand what’s happening now so you can make more informed trading decisions.

Transparency into current supply and demand

Sparta gives hedge funds and banks a live and forward-looking window into physical markets as they are trading now. This means you can stress test models dynamically using live physical market data for more valuable market intelligence.

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Sparta Global ARBs: Live arbitrage calculations

Sparta’s industry-leading Global ARBs provides a global, current, and forward-looking perspective on physical commodity flows through live arbitrage calculations, enabling paper traders to:

  • Gain a live and forward-looking window into physical markets as they are trading now.
  • Have an in-depth understanding and forward view of physical flows and margins without having to invest in physical assets such as tanks and physical traders.
  • Stress test your models with live physical data from the physical market as opposed to outdated, historical demand data.
  • Be the first to know how your market will be affected by physical demand trends and trade flows.

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Live Curves: Real-time access to global pricing

Sparta’s Live Curves is your complete real-time global pricing suite for swaps, futures, the physical market and freight at your fingertips, enabling paper traders to:

  • Gain real-time access to accurate forward swaps and forward physical curves on demand.
  • Access all of our curves from all regions for an unparalleled view of the energy markets.
  • Access live curve charting with technical indicators and tools as well as Sparta’s proprietary forward pricing.
  • Compare, contrast and analyse historical seasonal pricing trends across swaps, the physical market and freight for over 1000 historical forward price curves.

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Data analysis made easy with our Excel add-in

Benefit from live access to Sparta’s forward pricing within your Excel environment, which means paper traders are empowered to:

  • Integrate and manipulate our data with your worksheets, cross reference with other data, and make links with your models.
  • Instantly access live global pricing information for futures, swaps, physical and freight in Excel.
  • Gain insights out of the box, with unmatched ease of use and pre-built portfolios.
  • Simply install seamlessly and securely via the Microsoft Store in seconds.

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Sparta API: Historical data to build bespoke models

Get access to Sparta’s unique historical data to build your own bespoke models and perform backtests, providing paper traders with access to:

  • Gasoline ARBs and components data
  • Freight clean routes and TCs
  • Diesel ARBs and cash diffs data

Accessible via all programmatic languages, including Python and Java.

This enables paper traders to:

  • Be the first to find the correlations and causalities between the physical market opportunities and the paper movements.
  • Seamlessly integrate into your data lake.

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“The overall picture for a paper trader, it’s exactly what we want to see.”

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“You’ve always been able to do this on a future but never a swap.”

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“This will save me so much time, when traders ask for these numbers, they have no idea how long it takes us to get them what they want.”

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