All eyes are on the Federal Reserve, but the impact won't just be felt in the stock and bond markets; commodities stand to move as well. Futures broker, Carley Garner, went live to chat about the Bloomberg Commodity Index and the Federal Funds Futures contracts. We've noticed a negative correlation between short term interest rate products and commodities.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
We are slated to participate in two events at this year's Chicago TradersEXPO, both of which are free to attend. The focus will be the CME's new line of Micro E-mini stock index futures.Read More
Stock market investors and those speculating and in agricultural commodity futures such as corn, soybeans, and wheat are viewing the status of the US and China trade spat differently. They can't both be right, but there is a chance they are both somewhat wrong.
While there are a plethora of advantages to trading futures contracts relative to stock market ETFs such as favorable tax treatment, easier tax reporting, around the clock market access, ease of shorting the market, and trading on margin without the burden of paying interest charges to a brokerage house. There is one large bright pink elephant in the room; leverage and the associated risk (large swings in position profit and loss).
The NASDAQ 100 and crude oil futures are facing immediate overhead resistance. However, despite some potential back and fill trade, both markets will likely continue higher as we work our way through the positive seasonality. Further, these markets should get a boost from FOMO traders willing to chase prices higher in hopes of gaining market exposure that many unnecessarily liquidated late last year. Never underestimate the emotions that repetitively cause market prices to become irrationally exuberant in the short-run despite valid questions regarding long-run sustainability.Read More
Garner analyzed the NASDAQ 100 futures contract, symbol NQ, in conjunction with WTI crude oil futures, symbol CL. These two assets have been trading with a positive correlation well into the 90s. While the correlation will likely weaken, it will probably remain intact. Further, the NQ is likely in store for a blow-off top in the coming months and oil, after a short-term pullback, could be headed for per barrel.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
The DeCarley Trading mobile app is the ultimate communication tool complete with live streaming videos of our commodity trading educational events and interactive chat features. At a time in which email is becoming obsolete and SMS text messaging burdensome and expensive to overseas contacts, this futures market mobile app bridges the gap between the need to communicate in real time and the obstacles more traditional methods face. Armed with the ability to opt in or out for push notifications based on user interest, this communication app words toward streamlining desirable content for the user making for an efficient experience relative to other communication platforms (emails, websites, etc.).
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In their quest for trading commodities profitably, beginning traders spend a substantial amount of time studying market theory, various types of market analysis, and paper-trading in the futures and options markets. Yet, almost all of them fail to take the necessary steps to ensure their trading environment is conducive for the profits they seek. A Trader’s First Book on Commodities aims to fill the void in trading literature that overlooks the importance in making the right decisions before ever placing a commodity trade such as fully understanding market mechanics and logistics, choosing a proper trading platform, understanding order types, being aware of market data fees and policies, how to quote and calculate profit or loss in each of the commodity markets, preparing for margin calls, and the only magic in trading–humility.
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.
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