Accurate, real-time global insights for traders

The noise of irrelevant data can make it difficult for traders to understand which data is valuable and trustworthy, and what should be ignored. Sparta delivers meaningful insights and actionable intelligence on demand, giving you clarity and conviction in your trading decisions.


Built by traders for traders to give you actionable intelligence

We understand that each product has its own specific set of attributes that require specialised data and tools. That’s why Sparta is built on a per-product basis, providing everything you need in one convenient platform.

Maximise your speed to market with forward-looking insights

With easy access to reliable global market insights, traders can unlock more trading opportunities, faster. Benefit from a platform that gives you measurable ROI, with the ability to directly attribute trading value to the Sparta platform’s insights.

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Sparta Global ARBs: Live arbitrage calculations

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

  • Capture tradable opportunities before your competition.
  • Gain a forward-looking perspective on physical commodity flows, so you can better anticipate global demand and market movements.
  • Be the first to know how your market will be affected by arbitrage movements.
  • Always have the intelligence you need to stay ahead of the market, negotiate better prices with suppliers, and immediately evaluate trading opportunities.

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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 futures, swaps, the physical market and freight, giving traders on-demand insights so you can:

  • Stop chasing snippets of the market, with live prices delivered in real time.
  • Access all of our curves, from all regions, for an unparalleled view of the energy markets.
  • Benefit from accurate pricing, updated in real time, available at your fingertips.
  • Access technical indicators and live curve charting 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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Sparta Cloud Blender: Live price discovery of blend values

Sparta’s Cloud Blender provides live price discovery of prompt and forward blend values from the world’s gasoline blending regions: ARA, Houston, Singapore and the AG. This allows traders to:

  • Gain unparalleled insights into global gasoline blending economics through prompt and forward blend values, updated live in one view.
  • Benefit from our pre-populated gasoline blender, delivering unmatched speed to market.
  • Maintain your competitive advantage through building and assessing your custom blends, or by creating stress test scenarios.

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Freight Calculator: Up-to-date and reliable freight rates

Sparta’s Freight Calculator provides instant access to reliable prompt and forward freight rates for over 3,000 global clean and dirty routes across vessel classes, which enables traders to:

  • Instantly calculate freight estimates at the click of a button.
  • Gain forward insight into the freight market, with Sparta being the only provider of months M to M+12.
  • Negotiate better freight rates, by aligning shipping costs with market trends.
  • Instantly access over 2,500 global freight routes for clean products through a combination of routes and vessel sizes.
  • Benefit from on-demand access to over 600 global freight routes for dirty products through a combination of routes and vessel sizes.

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Intelligence on the move

For insights on the go, Sparta is available via our mobile iOS app. Get the market intelligence you need no matter where you are in the world. Our mobile app give traders access to:

  • Global ARBs: Live arbitrage calculations, enabling you to anticipate demand trends and global trade flows.
  • Live Curves: Real-time global pricing for futures, swaps, physical and freight.
  • Cloud Blender: Live price discovery of prompt and forward blend values from the world’s gasoline blending regions.
  • Freight Calculator: Instant access to reliable prompt and forward freight rates for over 3,000 global routes across vessel classes.

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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, including:

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

Accessible via all programmatic languages such as Python and Java.

Enabling traders to:

  • Promptly understand the relative value of an arbitrage opportunity.
  • Automate signals.
  • Seamlessly integrate into your data lake.

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Data analysis made easy with our Excel add-in

Get live access to Sparta’s forward pricing within your Excel environment, which means traders can:

  • Instantly access live global pricing information for futures, swaps, physical and freight in Excel.
  • Integrate and manipulate our data with your worksheets, cross reference with other data, and make links with your models.
  • 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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“You can definitely tell Sparta was designed with the Trader and Analyst workflow in mind.”

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

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“Logic is perfect on the Global ARBs.”

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