The futures market is the Las Vegas buffet of the financial world. It is the place were glutton is not only free, but it is encouraged. However, just as frequenting buffets will lead to an expanding waistline, failure to approach the futures markets reasonably will lead to adverse consequences. Nevertheless, within both venues, it is the consumer that chooses the level of indulgence.
It is easy to become intimidated by the futures markets. After all, the stories of life-changing losses (and sometimes gains) are abundant. The amount of leverage provided to traders by the futures market is stunning; and unmanageable for most traders. To put it into perspective, a crude oil futures trader can buy or sell a single 1,000-barrel futures contract valued near ,000 (while the price of crude is at .00 per barrel) with a minimum margin deposit of ,245. To clarify, a speculator can make a wager on ,000 worth of crude oil using the futures markets with less than ,500; this means that regardless of account size the trader is making or losing money based on the value of ,000 worth of oil. Further, each 113.00 price change in oil results in a 113,000 of profit or loss for a futures trader; a trader with the minimum funding could either double or deplete the trading account with a mere .50 move in oil. This form of speculation is obviously exciting but is closer to rolling the dice at the craps table than investing.
The agricultural business is exposed to dramatic price risk that can be difficult to manage without significant opportunity costs or financial expense. Traditional forms of grain hedging strategies involve buying or selling futures contracts to lock in prices or purchasing put options to create a price floor ahead of the marketing season.
However, thinking outside of the box can offer hedgers the best of all worlds. Hedging price risk doesn't have to be a science, it can be an art. Further, price protection doesn't have to be expensive; in fact, if constructed correctly in the right environment it might even be free!Read More
On July 22, at 8:50 am, see Carley Garner, Raghee Horner, and others discuss trading commodities from a female perspective.
At 2:10 pm, join futures broker, Carley Garner, as she lays out the skinny on the energy futures markets. In this class, we will take a look at the current composition of the crude oil market, including the seasonal tendencies, COT Report analysis, and the chart. We will also discuss the peril of fundamental analysis in a quick moving futures market such as WTI light sweet crude oil.
The CME Group and the MoneyShow are offering a "can't-miss" educational event in the center of the global derivatives marketplace, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange! This is your chance to acquire expertise on the markets you trade, such as stock indexes, agricultural commodities, energy, metals, or others. Catch a rare opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with some of the country’s top industry professionals LIVE for an unbeatable combination of in-depth futures trading education and networking occasion. Join Carley Garner, Dan Gramza, Sheldon Natenberg, John Netto, Blu Putnam, Linda Raschke, and others on Friday, July 20, 2018!Read More
The Vegas Golden Knights might be playing for the cup against all odds, but crude oil futures probably won't fare as well in its attempt to buck the probabilities. As we explained to Jim Cramer on Mad Money on CNBC, we believe crude oil has a far better chance of seeing before it sees .
View this video clip to find out why being long crude oil is an overcrowded trade facing swift technical resistance and vulnerable to recent changes in the currency markets.Read More
LIVE in VEGAS Carley Garner, Senior Strategist and Broker, DeCarley Trading, LLC
Carley Garner, Senior Strategist and Broker, DeCarley Trading, LLCPosted by MoneyShow on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The two women discussed being female business owners and the interesting timing of DeCarley Trading, which opened weeks prior to the financial collapse!Read More
Earlier in the year, there was some debate as to whether cryptocurrencies, particularly Bitcoin, would be replacing gold as an alternative currency. At the time, the price of gold and Bitcoin were trading in opposite directions of one another; Bitcoin had spent the month of December 2017 exploding in parabolic fashion to a value of ,000 per coin. At the same time, gold had seemingly lost all of its luster hovering just over 113,100. As we head into mid-2018, we are in a completely different environment. We are still seeing the price of gold and Bitcoin trading in opposite directions, but this time it is gold that is shining and Bitcoin is struggling to prove its value to the markets. Going forward, we tend to believe both gold and Bitcoin will become more positively correlated. Specifically, both quasi-currencies will likely suffer as the greenback gains value.
Whether you are a beginning commodity trader or a seasoned pro, this offer has something for you. The combination of these two futures and options trading books written by an experienced commodity broker, Carley Garner, guide prospective traders from ground zero to developing and implementing commodity trading strategies with an edge.
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The DeCarley Trading mobile app is the ultimate communication tool complete with live streaming videos of our commodity trading educational events and interactive chat features. At a time in which email is becoming obsolete and SMS text messaging burdensome and expensive to overseas contacts, this futures market mobile app bridges the gap between the need to communicate in real time and the obstacles more traditional methods face. Armed with the ability to opt in or out for push notifications based on user interest, this communication app words toward streamlining desirable content for the user making for an efficient experience relative to other communication platforms (emails, websites, etc.).
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In their quest for trading commodities profitably, beginning traders spend a substantial amount of time studying market theory, various types of market analysis, and paper-trading in the futures and options markets. Yet, almost all of them fail to take the necessary steps to ensure their trading environment is conducive for the profits they seek. A Trader’s First Book on Commodities aims to fill the void in trading literature that overlooks the importance in making the right decisions before ever placing a commodity trade such as fully understanding market mechanics and logistics, choosing a proper trading platform, understanding order types, being aware of market data fees and policies, how to quote and calculate profit or loss in each of the commodity markets, preparing for margin calls, and the only magic in trading–humility.
Join us to discuss how to get started selling options on futures. In this video, experienced futures and options broker, Carley Garner, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of option selling and highlights the various futures options premium collection strategies, setting up a proper brokerage arrangement, and offers tips and tricks to better the odds of a short option strategy.
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