Barchart Transitions Long-Standing Commodity Research Bureau To New Platform

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Barchart has announced the transition of the Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) – its commodities and futures research, data and analysis firm – to the “cmdty by Barchart” product line.

CRB, which was launched 85 years ago, has been provided data, publications, fundamental information, services and historical data on commodities. All of this content will now shift to the company’s cmdty platform and its line of data- and trading-related products.

Barchart acquired the Commodity Research Bureau in 2001.

“We are pleased to continue providing these services through our modernized cmdty product suite,” said Barchart CEO Mark Haraburda in an announcement today. “By pulling the CRB products under cmdty, our users will now benefit from simplified access delivered through a streamlined service offering.”

The suite of CRB products that are now a part of the cmdty product line include the following:

  • BLS Cash Indexes – a proprietary benchmark for measuring global commodity price movements whose markets are among the first to be influenced by changes in economic conditions. It will become the cmdty BLS Commodity Price Indexes.
  • DataCenter – an historical commodity price database. It will transition under the cmdty by Barchart product line.
  • CRB Yearbook – a long-standing resource for commodity professionals since 1939. It will become the cmdty Yearbook. Published annually, the Yearbook includes worldwide commodity statistics and economic data for all major commodities.
  • CRB Fundamentals – CRB’s extensive collection of current and historical fundamental data. It is transitioning to the modernized cmdtyStats API service.

The cmdty product line also includes proprietary physical commodity data sets, cmdtyIndexes, cmdtyNewswires and the cmdtyView platform, which combines all of these datasets with real-time analysis, as well as exchange price data, trading tools and other features like physical commodity trading and futures execution.

“cmdty’s innovative products and services are flexibly designed to easily integrate into decision-making workflows from front to back office,” added Haraburda. “Clients can access all of our data products via APIs and our flagship cmdtyView market data platform – making our suite of products the most comprehensive solution for commodity traders.”

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