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DeCarley Trading works hard to provide clients, and prospective clients, with quality trading education, research, and commentary. Here you will find a compilation of articles and videos intended to educate our followers regarding potential trading strategy, market theory, and analysis techniques emphasizing the risks and rewards. We'll also use this forum to post press appearances, radio interviews, etc.
Money Show Interview with Carley Garner
e-Micro Futures Contracts offer Retail Traders a Lower Risk Alternative
Carley Garner and Tim Bourquin of the MoneyShow.com sat down at the Traders Expo in Las Vegas to "talk shop". Listen to what they had to say about using the CME's e-Micro futures contracts to position trade with lower margins, risk, and stress.
Jim Cramer talks Carley Garner Analysis on Mad Money
"Holy smokes," said Cramer, "what a contrary, bold call."
We can't think of a better portrayal of investor's tendency to be fickle than the gold futures market. However, sometimes when "everyone" has given up on a market, is exactly when it becomes most interesting. Is it time to turn bullish?
Crude oil, on the other hand, will likely see continued liquidation of longs before any type of bottom can be formed. There are just too many bulls! Our analysis was recently quoted in a CNBC article; click here to read: http://www.cnbc.com/id/101229705
Jim Cramer's "Off the Charts" segment used Carley Garner's gold and crude oil chart analysis in the November 27th show!
One of our recent issues of the DeCarley Perspective focused on this topic was featured on CNBC's Mad Money on November 27th. The DeCarley Perspective is a publication distributed exclusively to DeCarley's brokerage clients. If you are interested in being part of the loop, open a trading account today!
Click here to check out the archive of the November 27th Mad Money segment featuring DeCarley analysis! (Scroll to 30:10 for our segment)
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E-Micro Gold Futures Enable Dollar Cost Averaging
Small Traders CAN Trade Gold Futures Comfortably
Gold is the epitome of a commodity market; yet it can be one of the most treacherous to participate in. Those looking for high levels volatility need not look any further. The precious metal’s price is capable of volatile price swings that can make even the soundest of traders look foolish. But it has also been known to churn wealth to the greenest of traders which keeps speculators intrigued.
Many small retail traders have simply given up on the idea of speculating in the high-risk, high-margined, yellow metal at the hands of a tumultuous trading experience. For some traders the standard sized gold futures of 100 ounces is simply too big for comfortable position trading and alternatives such as ETFs are inefficient instruments for commodity speculation due to fund rebalancing and fees. However, for those traders with low risk tolerance, or a preference for sound sleep, there is a way to participate in the pure speculation futures markets offer with manageable risk: e-Micro gold futures.
Tips for Futures and Options Traders
Trading Tips and Tricks to Live (or Die) By
Unfortunately, there isn’t a Holy Grail trading method that guarantees profits. However, there are a few simple guidelines that if understood and implemented, can have a significantly positive impact on trading results. Here is our list.
IF THE MARKET GIVES YOU A GIFT, TAKE IT
It is easy to confuse trading prowess with luck, but the truth is nobody can predict price movement with exact certainty. Instead, we are all making educated guesses in an attempt to beat the market, which entails facing less than favorable odds of success. As a result, if you happen to be in the right place, at the right time, to catch a substantially favorable market move, it is generally a good idea to take the money and run.
Ego will often argue that there could be additional monies to be had, but the fact is markets can take profits away as fast, or faster, that it gives them. Don’t over think your position; take a profit and walk away.
*THERE IS SUBSTANTIAL RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES AND OPTIONS!
Crude Oil Traders have Options
Check out one of our recent commodity trading articles in the September 2013 issue of Pitnews Magazine!
Crude Oil Speculators have "Options"
Crude oil is perhaps the most notorious commodity market but it is also among the most treacherous. Nonetheless, speculators are drawn toward the leverage and volatility crude oil provides...and, more importantly, the stories of riches made and lost by its participants.
Before risking your hard-earned money speculating in crude oil, it is important to be aware of all speculative avenues available. For instance, it is possible to trade oil via ETF's that attempt to track the price of crude such as the USO (United States Oil); alternatively, investors can place bets on crude oil via the stock shares of firms that are correlated to crude oil prices, such as COP (Conoco Phillips); or traders can directly speculate in the price of oil through the purchase and sale of futures and options contracts. Despite the stock market alternatives, I believe futures, and options on futures, offer the only trading venue that provides the efficiency and the market access necessary to effectively trade price fluctuations in crude oil.
Value in trading Crude oil futures vs. stocks and ETFs
My preference for futures might be influenced by the fact that I am a commodity broker, but it goes much deeper than that. Here are a few key advantages to futures over equities.
Longer Trading Hours/More Market Access
Crude futures open for trade Sunday evening at the NYMEX (New York Mercantile Exchange) branch of the CME Group and, for all intents and purposes, oil futures trade around the clock until Friday afternoon. On the contrary, ETF and Stock traders are able to execute trades during the official day session of the NYSE, and similar exchanges, as well as in the designated pre-open and after-market sessions (which are often illiquid). The entire span of trading is limited to approximately thirteen hours...or less.