DeCarley Trading - Futures, Options, Integrity

DeCarley Trading strives to offer the highest quality futures and options brokerage services at competitive rates. Whether you prefer trading online via a state-of-the-art trading platform, or with an experienced commodity broker, we are confident DeCarley is capable of exceeding your expectations.

Full- Service

Beginning traders are recommended to take advantage of the benefits of full service in order to gain orientation of the markets and trading in general.

Broker Assisted

If you are a relatively experienced futures and options trader but would like to have access to a broker, you may want to consider a broker assisted account.


Are you an experienced trader? If so, you may not need a broker; nor do you need to pay for service that you won't use. If this is you, save yourself some money and go for this option!


Self-Directed Pro

If brokers and commissions just get in your way, this is the plan for you. The Pro plan is reserved for those with ample account funding and trading experience to require minimal broker attention.

Managed Futures

Studies suggest traditional stock and bond portfolios can be improved with the addition of managed futures, let us help to determine if portfolio diversification makes sense for you.


We are partnered with a system vendor who has conducted due diligence on a handful of system developers, and over 300 systems, which have proven to be relevant.


Going long a euro currency in the face of unprecedented event risk might not be the best method of playing the potential upside. 

Futures, and options on futures trading, isn’t for everybody. But I argue that for those looking for ways to speculate (which is different than investing) and are willing to take the time to learn how to manage risk through the practice of mitigating leverage, there are endless opportunities to be creative; and hopefully profitable. In short, perhaps dabbling in the futures markets shouldn’t be part of the average investor’s portfolio, but I argue that it shouldn’t be off limits for those with a certain amount of sophistication and financial means.

 A popular strategy in the stock arena is the practice of writing call options against positions in stocks or ETFs held in a portfolio. The result is a way to increase the income produced by the portfolio while offering a moderate downside risk cushion. The same practice can be employed in the futures market, albeit a more speculative version. Also, a covered call trader in the futures market is generally better off selling options near-the-money rather than out-of-the-money as a stock trader would normally do. This is because of the leverage involved in futures trading; it is necessary to collect enough premium for the short call option to offer a reasonable hedge against risk. In other words, selling a call option for $300 will mean nothing if the futures market takes a turn against a trader to cause thousands of dollars in losses. In addition to collecting a hefty premium for the covered call option, additional downside protection is needed to avoid devastation at the hands of tail risk. Regarding leveraged futures contracts, when it comes to hedging…go big, or go home. Let’s consider an educational example.



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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

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A Fair Commission Rate vs. Low Commission

To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

Deciding on a commodity brokerage firm is a significant decision and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Not all traders and brokers are compatible.

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

Most traders in search of a futures broker are concerned primarily with trading platforms, commission, and quality guidance.

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The Truth about Futures Commission

The goal of futures trading should be to MAKE money, not SAVE it! Discount commodity brokers cut corners that cost their clients time & money.

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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