Experienced commodity broker, Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading, joined Andy Cole of Mighty Soldiers Trades to talk about the nature of commodity markets. The boom and bust nature of renewable resources and the logistics of trading futures.


Retail traders often blame their brokerage, market makers, platform vendors, or others for issues that arise in their trading accounts but the reality is, that each of these parties is on the side of retail traders because that is how they make a living. More specifically, futures brokers can only survive if they have clients executing orders and paying commission; their goal is to promote healthy markets and an optimal trading environment, not get in the way. 

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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Choosing a Futures Broker and Brokerage Service

Full-Service or Online Trading?

The decision to trade online or through a full-service commodity broker will undoubtedly make a large impact on your bottom line.

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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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