Brightspot is a specialist research firm dedicated to supporting companies with analysis of future price developments of raw materials and chemical intermediates. Our analysis covers both primary as well as secondary (i.e. recycled) materials. With intermediates we mean chemical compounds formed by one reaction and then either being ready for their end use, or being utilized in another reaction.
Based on our analysis of cyclical price behaviour we make price projections, i.e. forecasts about price levels in the coming months. Our clients are corporate strategists, business unit managers as well as purchasing managers of companies that either produce these raw materials and intermediates themselves, or buy them for use in their own production process. They are all looking for more insight in the revenue that is to be expected or in the costs for their end products.
Technical analysis, as our type of price analysis is also known, is practiced widely in the financial markets. For decades it has been used to interpret price development of stocks, bonds, currencies and commodities, at least those commodities that are securitized. As a result there is a vast body of knowledge available about various methodologies that may be used to gain the required insights and about an extensive range of tools that helps the technical analyst in reaching the right conclusions. It is our strong conviction therefor that our work is based on a solid background of well researched and evaluated methods and techniques.
Our research has shown us that this approach may just as well be applied to non-securitized commodities and intermediate substances, and even to macro economic and other data series. One important condition that has to be met though is that prices need to be established in a free market. Government interference, or monopolistic or even oligopolistic market structures are warning signs not to apply these methods.
What makes us unique is that we are the only ones making this sort of analysis for non-securitized commodities, quickly, conscientiously, and affordably. In addition we have an extensive experience in competitive intelligence projects, gained in more than 15 years of working in this area. Because of this we are able to assess markets and raw material prices from a perspective of both fundamental analysis as well as from technical analysis.