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Making the market – the benefits of maintaining exposure on Liv-ex 

By September 7, 2023Bronze, Member updates

Markets are made through trading activity, and trade is generated by placing bids and offers. Liv-ex data and insights, as well as your broker, can assist you in making sense of the current market and make the most of the opportunities available.  

Below are just some examples of how Liv-ex members have benefited from maintaining exposure on Liv-ex. 

One member secured 30 cases of Cristal below Market Price, just by having a live bid at a price they were willing to buy. 

Amid falling Champagne prices, an ambitious bid on large volume of Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 was matched 6.7% below the wine’s Market Price. Read more here.  

Automation and APIs can free up your time to focus on client needs. 

Some Liv-ex members consistently place bids below Market Price at scale using our APIs; they do this for stock for which they know they have demand.

When offers are made at those prices, their bids automatically get matched, freeing up their time to focus on more in-depth, custom requests.

Automation enables them to trade at a much larger scale than their team could manage manually, making a margin on these wines with minimal effort required. Read more here.  

Your broker knows the market like the back of their hand. Make the most of it.  

Our broking team sees everything that happens on the market, so they are in the best position to advise you on buying and selling in the current market. Regular interactions with your broker means you will receive curated offers on wines you are likely to be interested in, reducing research time.

Getting custom opportunities straight to your inbox helps you make the most of opportunities in an uncertain market. One member combined broker engagement and maintaining a large amount of exposure to secure over £4 million’s worth of wine over one year. Read more here.

As many units trade 6% below Market Price as 1% below it on Liv-ex, according to our research. 

As such, placing bids at a price that you are happy to buy at is a lucrative strategy.

One Liv-ex member’s activity revealed that as a result of consistently placing bids below Market Price, a significant proportion of their trades occurred considerably below market. Over the past two years, they have purchased more than £1 million of stock, some up to 20% below Market Price. Read more here.

With just under £90 million’s worth of LIVE offers on Liv-ex, there are plenty of opportunities to be taken. Come and make the market – log in to the exchange to start trading now.  

Need advice navigating the current market? Book a broking review by filling out the form below, and your account manager will be in touch shortly.  

Liv-ex analysis is drawn from the world’s most comprehensive database of fine wine prices. The data reflects the real-time activity of Liv-ex’s 620+ merchant members from across the globe. Together they represent the largest pool of liquidity in the world – currently £100m of bids and offers across 16,000 wines.   

Independent data, direct from the market.