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UPDATE: Options market comes to life as buyers hedge against price increases

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The options and futures market for Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) came to life late last week, with over 400,000 units transacted in a flurry of trades as buyers look to capitalise on current supply dynamics to lock in low prices and protect against further price increases. After a slow period, the spot market also saw an uptick in traded volumes, with prices generally trading sideways, suggesting that buyers are beginning to place their bets ahead of the federal election. In this update, we summarise last weeks action in the ACCU spot, options and futures markets.

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