Rob Bates On Rap List Rumpus

Market Analysis
16/10/2015 21:03

In his latest blog piece, JCK's Rob Bates talks about the decade-old controversy surrounding the Rapaport Raplist that pops every now and then. Despite the bickering and the fact much more data is generated and available today, the Raplist still is the number one source for diamond prices used by the industry.  Bates argues discussion about price lists are not exclusive to the diamond industry, taking oil prices as an example. It could be useful to take a look at how others are dealing with issues of methodology, transparency and bias, Bates concludes.