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Thomson Reuters Adds Metals Analysis and Research to Eikon

Thomson Reuters integrates Thomson Reuters GFMS analysis to provide Eikon customers with access to research and forecast analytics for the precious and industrial metals markets

Thomson Reuters has extended its commodity research and forecast service on Thomson Reuters Eikon to include insights for the metals markets. Eikon now enables metals traders and analysts to combine research content and forecast analytics from Thomson Reuters GFMS, Thomson Reuters' metals consultancy, with real-time and historical metals news and pricing information to understand potential future effects on prices.

The global precious metals markets have experienced a significant amount of volatility in the past year. While supply and demand continue to bear influence, external factors such as economic uncertainty have also impacted price, market stability and demand. It is therefore imperative that financial professionals stay ahead of the market to identify key growth opportunities and make confident trading decisions.

Thomson Reuters GFMS is a provider of fundamental research for the precious and industrial metals market. Metals professionals using Eikon now have access to this real-time analysis and research as well as reports on supply and demand factors within the metals markets and their potential impact on market prices.

[For an overview of the new search capability in the latest version of Thomson Reuters Eikon, read: Semantic Search Takes Thomson Reuters Eikon to New Levels.]

"Traditionally, research for the metals markets has been by specialists for specialists and it has been accepted that once financial users get the data they have to examine it at length before deciding how to act. By integrating research and forecasts into Thomson Reuters Eikon, we're changing all that," said Mitchel Ingham-Barrow, global head of metals at Thomson Reuters, in a press release. "By integrating this market intelligence with the innovative tools, real-time news and community of Thomson Reuters Eikon, we are giving metals professionals the data, research and analysis tools they need to make better informed trading decisions."

Thomson Reuters Eikon is a market data product for consuming real-time and historical data and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. Driven by powerful search engine technology, Eikon carries real-time data, news, charts, commentary, analytics and trade execution tools through views that can be customized to individual user preferences and workflow, according to Thomson Reuters. Greg MacSweeney is editorial director of InformationWeek Financial Services, whose brands include Wall Street & Technology, Bank Systems & Technology, Advanced Trading, and Insurance & Technology. View Full Bio

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