DeCarley Trading - Futures, Options, Integrity

DeCarley Trading strives to offer the highest quality futures and options brokerage services at competitive rates. Whether you prefer trading online via a state-of-the-art trading platform, or with an experienced commodity broker, we are confident DeCarley is capable of exceeding your expectations.

Full- Service

Beginning traders are recommended to take advantage of the benefits of full service in order to gain orientation of the markets and trading in general.

Broker Assisted

If you are a relatively experienced futures and options trader but would like to have access to a broker, you may want to consider a broker assisted account.


Are you an experienced trader? If so, you may not need a broker; nor do you need to pay for service that you won't use. If this is you, save yourself some money and go for this option!


Self-Directed Pro

If brokers and commissions just get in your way, this is the plan for you. The Pro plan is reserved for those with ample account funding and trading experience to require minimal broker attention.

Managed Futures

Studies suggest traditional stock and bond portfolios can be improved with the addition of managed futures, let us help to determine if portfolio diversification makes sense for you.


We are partnered with a system vendor who has conducted due diligence on a handful of system developers, and over 300 systems, which have proven to be relevant.


  This newsletter was emailed to DeCarley Trading clients on September 19th, 2011.

Commodity Trading Newsletter by DeCarley Trading 

Thank you for choosing DeCarley Trading.  We are proud to offer the DeCarley Perspective as an informational guide to our clients and subscribers.  We hope that you walk away from the newsletter with a better understanding of market fundamentals, as well as technical and seasonal factors. 

**There is substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options.

**Past performance is not indicative of future results

On the radar:

  • Is it time to buy the "cable"? 


British Pound

Elevated inflation and "never-ending" quantitative easing by the Bank of England have triggered a 10 cent slide in the price of the British Pound in Dollar terms.  The December Pound future peaked in mid August just under $1.66 and found a low in today's session just over $1.56. 

According to historical stats and seasonal tendencies, this slide probably shouldn't happened but now that it has we feel like it could be an opportunity for the bulls.  We are well aware that the UK economy is in the dumps and central bankers will be reluctant to raise rates anytime soon.  After all, second quarter GDP was only marginally positive and the unemployment rate is hovering near 8%.  However, the Pound has suffered at the hands of possible European default contagion despite the fact they aren't officially part of the Euro and we think the market will eventually cut them some slack simply because they aren't obligated to "bail" EU members out. 

Also, as we all know...there comes a point in time in which the selling has been so swift and so relentless that it simply dries up.  As they say, if all of the sellers are in... there is nobody else to pressure prices. 

We can't rule out a dramatic probe lower to the mid $1.55 area, but overall we like the upside.  Although we tend to prefer short option trades, there just doesn't seem to be enough premium to make it worthwhile (although this might change in the coming days).  In this instance, a better angle might be to simply begin a scale trade using E-micro futures (symbol M6Bz1), or simply buying a cheap lottery ticket call and hoping the rebound is as sharp as the decline.  We prefer the E-micro strategy, but if you would rather buy an option...we like anything in November with a strike of 162 or a bit higher (preferably 163) or in December with a strike of 166 or higher. 

 British Pound Futures and FOREX Trading


DeCarley Trading

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**There is substantial risk of loss in trading futures and options.

Past performance is not indicative of future results.  The information and data in this report were obtained from sources considered reliable.  Their accuracy or completeness is not guaranteed and the giving of the same is not to be deemed as an offer or solicitation on our part with respect to the sale or purchase of any securities or commodities.  Any decision to purchase or sell as a result of the opinions expressed in this report will be the full responsibility of the person authorizing such transaction.

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