*If you own one of Carley's books, bring it along and she will sign it!
Experienced commodity broker and frequent contributor to Jim Cramer's Mad Money, Carley Garner, will present 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 will be discussing many of the hard lessons detailed in her book and learned throughout her career, which has spanned well over a decade.Read More
Crude oil is the quintessential commodity; it is frequently discussed on business television, trading forums, and even around the water cooler. Yet few fully understand how to gain price exposure in an efficient manner. Further, most traders fail to recognize the true market movers. While some are focused on OPEC and rig counts, seasoned traders understand the importance of the currency markets, seasonal tendencies, and the Commitments of Traders Report in energy market speculation. Join us on September 8th to discuss WTI crude oil market analysis.
Whether you like them or hate them, day traders and algorithmic system traders, commonly referred to as “algos,” are here to stay. Both groups of traders bring additional liquidity to the marketplace, which is a positive. However, some would argue that the baggage they bring with them isn’t worth the additional liquidity. It is no secret that highly day traded markets such as the e-mini S&P experience additional volatility throughout the last hour of the trading session as day traders square their positions. In addition, it is difficult to deny that algo traders haven’t created a marketplace that sees severely abnormal prices at a relatively higher frequency. Nevertheless, the new challenges posed by aggressive day traders and high-frequency traders via computer algorithms aren’t all that different from the obstacles faced by traders during the heyday of open outcry trading; the antagonists are simply wearing a different mask.
Carley Garner, an experienced commodity broker, shares her view on the basics of commodity trading and more advanced features of trading crude oil, the grains, and equity futures. In addition, this interview discusses what beginners need to know about trading this volatile area of markets – before they start with real money.Read More
A simple Google or Amazon book search will likely reveal a nearly unlimited number of option trading resources. Unfortunately, most of these sources cater solely to stock option traders. Those assuming they can simply apply the same concepts to commodity options might be in for a surprise.
Many traders interested in migrating from stocks to commodities assume their stock option trading skills will translate into the commodity markets. However, despite the fact that calls and puts have similar mechanics regardless of the underlying instrument, their similarities stop there. Differences in trading logistics, environment, and characteristics can put unprepared traders at a disadvantage. That said, those with proper education and familiarity might find some glaring advantages to trading options on futures relative to stock options.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
With the price of crude oil softening, Jim Cramer turned to Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading for guidance on where the price of WTI oil traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange might be headed. According to her analysis, despite oversold technical oscillators, the path of least resistance is likely lower. She even reveals the most likely reversal point according to her analysis.Read More
A covered call strategy is often considered a relatively conservative approach to stock market investing because it offers traders additional portfolio income and a hedge against downturns. However, traders hoping to simply apply the same approach to the commodity markets might be surprised. Due to logistic and mechanical differences between the stock and commodity markets, it is imperative that the traditional covered call strategy is modified for use in the commodity markets. Join us to discuss the necessary modifications to a covered call strategy to make it appropriate for commodity traders, how to calculate profit, loss, and risk, and tips and tricks to proper strategy development.
*Many topics discussed in this video are featured in Carley Garner's new book on commodity trading, "Higher Probability Commodity Trading."Read More
The strategy of writing covered calls against a stock portfolio is a popular investment strategy assumed to provide long-term investors with additional income and a dash of conservatism. However, those who attempt to recreate the strategy in the futures and options markets are often dished a rude awakening. Due to natural leverage built into the commodity markets, the typical covered call strategies must be modified. Join us on August 2nd to discuss the practice of selling call and put options against antagonistic futures positions as a means of premium collection.
*Many of the topics discussed in this video are featured in Carley Garner's newest book, Higher Probability Commodity Trading!Read More
"A great read for both beginner and advanced commodity traders. Carley nails the seemingly impossible task of leveling the playing field by imparting vital concepts in easy to digest bites ...she doesn't leave out the harsh realities and heartbreak many overzealous speculators face." -- JON NAJARIAN, co-founder NajarianFamilyOffice.com
"I love the book... it's an MBA in trading for the price of a few cups of Starbucks! I have been in financial markets for 30 years and I learned many new strategies and ideas...Bravo!" -- Tobin Smith CEO & Founder Transformity Media Inc., Former Co-star of Bulls and Bears on Fox News
For additional information on Garner's latest title, visit www.HigherProbabilityCommodityTradingBook.com!Read More
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