We have several positions of ‘commodity storages’ in our portfolio (oil storage tanks, underground gas storages, coal reserves…). These storages are considered as assets and are valued at a typical average winter/summer commodity spread (buy summer, sell winter). The complete portfolio is accounted using the “accrual” method. Within the trading business these spreads are also referred to as intrinsic value of a storage.
We are considering trading positions on these assets in the future… This implies that traders should be possible to take daily ’speculative’ positions on assets assigned in our physical …
Speculative trading position on accrual accounted asset?