Saturday, 1 November 2014
Last updated 20 hours ago
Feb 25 2009 | 8:42am ET
The global carbon market will decline in value in 2009 for the first time since trading began, carbon finance consultancy Point Carbon said Tuesday.
The contraction will occur despite higher traded volumes, as the economic downturn has triggered a collapse in prices.
According Point Carbon, the global CO2 market is expected to be worth EUR 62.6 billion ($80 billion) in 2009, compared to EUR 92 billion ($118 billion) in 2008. The values are based on Point Carbon's price forecasts for European Union Allowances and secondary Certified Emissions Reduction credits.
Trade volumes, on the other hand, are expected to rise 30% this year to 5.9 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide. In 2008, trades totaling 4.9 billion metric tons were made.
The EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) will continue to dominate the carbon market in 2009, according to Point Carbon, with trade volumes up 24% year on year to 3.8 billion metric tons. Market value, however, will fall 33% to EUR 45.2 billion ($58 billion).
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Traders form habits quickly. Understanding these and their effects can better equip us to decipher actual market moves.