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The US stock market has been shrugging off coronavirus concerns while the commodity markets have priced in a near worst-case scenario. Ben Lichtenstein and Carley Garner discussed the divergence on TDAmeritrade Network on the morning of February 24th.Read More
As the election cycle heats up, like clockwork, talk of a financial transaction tax comes into the conversation. A decade ago, it was a fringe idea but in today’s environment, it is a mainstream solution to the government funding shortfall (I am using the term solution loosely). In other words, you could say things are starting to get serious.
Before an intelligent conversation can be had about the financial tax and the commodity industry, we would need to know the details. Obviously, those are few and far between. Thus, any preparation or guesses at the effects of the financial transaction tax are merely academic exercises at this point. The proposed rates range between 0.5% to 0.005% for stocks, bonds, and derivatives. Assuming a 0.1% rate for all financial transactions, investors buying 0,000 worth of stocks or bonds would pay a tax of 0 in addition to the traditional transaction costs. For a long-term investor, this would more annoying but probably not considered a deal-breaker. Although, a wonderful CNBC article was written by Greg Iacurci recently noting the Vanguard Group estimation that “every day Americans” could be forced to work an average of two and a half years longer to make up the shortfall caused by the tax in their retirement accounts. Nevertheless, if you apply the .1% tax to derivatives, namely options and futures, it is a game-changer (and that is an understatement). Let me explain.Read More
To my knowledge, there has never been a larger discrepancy between the valuations of stocks and commodities. While each asset class has independent fundamentals and shouldn’t carry perfect correlation, they have always been somewhat tied to each other. Yet, we are currently witnessing both markets stretched to extremes; while stocks are at all-time-highs, commodity indices such as the Bloomberg Commodity Index are near all-time-lows.Read More
The first thing I learned about the financial and commodity markets is not to fall in love with high-flying assets, although doing so lately has worked. Likewise, writing off markets most traders have grown to hate is generally a bad move in the long run. The explanation is simple, most active speculators are wrong more than they are right; human behavior and opinions change, even the “facts” can change as they did with the peak oil theory. Thus, if the masses are convinced a commodity will do one thing it generally does the opposite; if beating the markets were easy, everyone would do it.Read More
This week President Trump signed a phase one deal with China that includes an agreement for the purchase of US agricultural products at a level that exceeds pre-trade war levels. Specifically, the Chinese have agreed to purchase billion worth of agricultural commodities over the next two years. Why then, are grain prices softening on the news?Read More
The TradersExpo New York has moved dates and venues; we will be there and would love to see you (or meet you if we haven't already). Join us at the New York Marriott - Brooklyn Bridge March 7th through 9th. The event is free to attend, click on the link below to register.Read More
The practice of option selling is a controversial strategy for commodity option traders to partake in. Many brokerage firms outright forbid the practice; others allow it, but there are often strings attached. However, there are a limited number of brokerage services that recognize despite the challenges of option selling, it likely offers the highest long-term prospects for successful trading. Accordingly, such brokers give their clients the freedom to implement a short option strategy. We are a part of the minority commodity brokers that believe our clients should be given the opportunity to sell options without hassle. Nevertheless, option selling is far from an “easy-money” venture; there is a reason many brokerage firms shy away from option selling.Read More
Experienced futures and options broker, Carley Garner, discusses the commodity markets using technical, seasonal, and fundamental analysis and offers ideas on speculation.Read More
Futures broker, Carley Garner, will outline the intricacies of futures options spread trading to meet the needs of various types of traders; commodity options are versatile tools, be creative!Read More
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Join us to discuss how to get started selling options on futures. In this video, experienced futures and options broker, Carley Garner, outlines the advantages and disadvantages of option selling and highlights the various futures options premium collection strategies, setting up a proper brokerage arrangement, and offers tips and tricks to better the odds of a short option strategy.