Carley Garner was recently interviewed in regards to trading technology

Carley Garner is an experienced commodity broker with DeCarley Trading in Las Vegas where she has authored several futures and options trading books and is a frequent contributor to Jim Cramer’s Mad Money on CNBC.Carley Garner Futures Broker on CNBC's Mad Money

Best Choice Software recently checked in with Carley to get her trading insight. Here’s what she shared:

Can you talk about your background and interest in trading?

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.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned during your time as a trader?

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.

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Carley Garner Trading Books

  • Higher Probability Commodity Trading, new Carley Garner book

    Higher Probability Commodity Trading, new Carley Garner book

    According to Phil Flynn, Fox Business News contributor, this is Carley Garner's "masterpiece"! Order from Amazon today! "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 "I love the book... it's an MBA in trading for the
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  • Commodity Options the Book

    Commodity Options the Book

    It isn't free, but it's close! If this book saves you 2 ticks, you've recouped your investment.   Commodities are hot, as Jim Rogers would say.  Stagnant stocks and the massive bull rally in raw commodities have lured much of the attention away from Wall Street and toward down-town Chicago.  It is difficult to turn on the television or open the newspaper without being reminded of the impact that commodity prices have on our daily lives.   Traders
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  • A Trader's First Book on Commodities

    A Trader's First Book on Commodities

    The Simple, Practical, 100% Useful How-To Guide for New Commodities Traders   Before you trade commodities, you'll need significant practical knowledge of the associated risks and market characteristics. That's where this book comes in. You won't find boring theory or bewilderingly complex trading strategies here. Instead, you will find specific guidance on accessing commodity markets cost-effectively, avoiding common beginners' mistakes, and improving the odds of successful trades. Drawing on her extensive experience teaching traders, Garner shows how to
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  • Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets

    Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets

    Get a copy of Carley Garner's latest book at, or any major outlet! "Once again, Carley Garner demonstrates her ability to boil down complex concepts for individual traders. Trading Currencies in the FOREX and Futures Market will put budding currency traders ahead of the curve with its unique blend of the basics and some refreshingly unexpected material." ~ Karris Golden, Traders Press® "Carley is a smart trader and broker; she understands the markets and the importance of
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