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The book, which is focused on futures and options trading strategies and commodity market analysis, was written by an experienced commodity broker. It was recently reviewed by Michael Carr of the Technically Speaking trading newsletter. See pages 19 through 22 of the file below by clicking on the cover image:Read More
In the 18th Traders World Online Expo, Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading offers a complimentary video aimed at helping traders learn the nuances of swing trading in the commodity markets using futures and options.
Swing Traders in the commodity markets must take an unconventional approach to speculation and risk management. Join Carley and she discusses the idea of going against the grain to improve the odds of success in futures and options trading, lays out the reality of trend trading, the use of stop loss orders or options for protection, buying and selling options to protect futures market positions, and much more!Read More
In this book on commodity trading, experienced commodity broker Carley sheds light on topics rarely discussed in futures trading books. Here is a sneak peak of what it has to offer. This video scratches the surface of the following topics:
* Is the trend really your friend?
* Swing trading - "Buy" fear and "sell" greed
* Rethinking stop loss orders and risk management
Jim Cramer invited experienced commodity broker and futures market analyst, Carley Garner, to share her thoughts on commodity indices such as the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index and the Dow Jones Commodity Index for the October 18th episode of Mad Money on CNBC.
Best Choice Software recently checked in with Carley to get her trading insight. Here’s what she shared:
My original intention was to be a stock broker or financial advisor, but with ETFs emerging and failure for me to see value in high-load mutual funds, I felt like I wanted to go in another direction. I opted for the road less traveled, and I’m grateful I was willing to take the plunge. I jumped into the commodity futures and options industry with both feet in 2004 after graduating from college and never looked back.
The commodity markets are exciting, but they are also treacherous. This is particularly true for those who fail to prepare for the volatility or have a tendency to abuse leverage. Accordingly, I’ve made it a point to provide a plethora of educational material for traders aimed at encouraging them to reduce leverage and risk as a means of increasing the odds of success in trading.
There are no shortages of valuable lessons taught by the markets, but the most valuable lesson I’ve learned is that it is better to be on the sidelines wishing I was in the market than in the market wishing I was on the sidelines. In short, it is far less painful to miss a trade than it is to enter a market prematurely. In order to keep destructive emotions at bay, it is imperative to remain patient.
"Carley discusses many alternative market concepts and views such as option selling techniques, hedging futures positions with options and even combining fundamentals, seasonal, sentiment, and technical analysis to gauge market changes."
Experienced commodity broker and frequent contributor to Jim Cramer's Mad Money, Carley Garner, presented to a live audience at the Brookfield IL public Library on December 10th, 2016 at 11:00 am. Carley has recently released her fourth book titled "Higher Probability Commodity Trading" and discussed many of the hard lessons detailed in her book and learned throughout her career, which has spanned well over a decade.
The practice of option selling is a controversial strategy for commodity option traders to partake in. Many brokerage firms outright forbid the practice; others allow it, but there are often strings attached. However, there are a limited number of brokerage services that recognize despite the challenges of option selling, it likely offers the highest long-term prospects for successful trading. Accordingly, such brokers give their clients the freedom to implement a short option strategy. We are a part of the minority commodity brokers that believe our clients should be given the opportunity to sell options without hassle. Nevertheless, option selling is far from an “easy-money” venture; there is a reason many brokerage firms shy away from option selling.Read More
Nevertheless, there are some compelling arguments to suggest that option sellers face favorable odds of success over option buyers, or outright futures traders. But, even putting the odds in your favor doesn’t guarantee a favorable outcome. Here are some aspects of option selling that should be considered before employing a premium collection strategy.Read More