A quick primer on the basics of commodity trading

In this educational trading video, Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading guest hosts a discussion with Robert Lang of Explosive Options and Real Money on risks and rewards of trading commodities with some real world examples; she also touches upon the mechanics of the commodity markets and the often overwhelming task of choosing a commodity brokerage firm.

Click on the image below to view this video on getting started in commodity trading. 


Highlights include:

  1. Leverage in commodities
  2. Futures markets risk and reward
  3. Contango
  4. Backwardation
  5. Buy or Sell in any order
  6. Futures contracts are liabilities
  7. How to choose a commodity broker

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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