Coffee Traders' Forum - A Discussion about Coffee Futures Trading
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What you and others who may be confused need to realize, the Tango and data set so nicely compiled by Tango are those data sets which have been released to us. Those are not made up numbers by Tango or any other member of the site ( though he does include some very respectful guesstimates from a couple of members). They are the figures released by the key entities within the coffee sector. Like them or not, they come from the only sources the market has to rely upon.
The key to Tango's table (and to be honest the same data I keep) is the entirety of estimates and the changes that arise are then changed in the data set. To be honest, I can not think of a better scorecard than that which he shares with the forum.
Lastly, and most importantly, by establishing a consensus, we are able to filter out some of the extremes that we tend to see and we get to judge which entities produce the more (MOST) reliable estimates.