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 recommendation was emailed to DeCarley Trading brokerage clients on April 17th 2015

Commodity Futures Trading Brokerage Market Newsletter

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

****Past performance is not indicative of future results**Five Year Note Futures, limited risk, bearish strategy

On the radar:

* A minor flare up in Greece concern seems to have created a high probability bearish opportunity Treasuries.  We like the idea of using a cheap, and limited risk, play in the 5-year note in hopes of a trend reversal. 

Let's sell the 5-year note future and buy a call option for insurance

Those looking for a directional play in Treasuries without the massive risk that comes with trading the ZB (30-year bond), should look to the 5-year note.  The moves are typically less erratic, and the options are cheaper making it possible to employ low risk strategies.

With the Fed's interest rate hike campaign looming in the near future, prices at questionably lofty levels, and our expectations of another new high in equities, it is hard to imagine the 5-year note traveling much beyond the January highs.  Thus, we like the idea of going short a June futures contract and purchasing a June 120.75 call. 

The cost of the call should be about $360 (23 ticks), which will represent your maximum risk on the trade prior to transaction costs.  In other words, this trade will give you 36 days in the market with a risk of under $400, and theoretically unlimited profit potential.

Should things unfold as we think they might, it is possible to see the 5-year note return to the bottom of the trading channel near 119.  In such a scenario, this position could potentially be profitable by roughly $1,000.  Initial support would come in near 119'24.

**Past performance is not indicative of future results (seasonal data tells us what has happened in the past, not necessarily what will happen in the future).

If you are enjoying this trial, click here to open a trading account to work with DeCarley Trading and/or use the state of the art futures and options trading platforms available to our brokerage clients.**

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Due to time constraints and our fiduciary duty to put clients first, the charts provided in this newsletter may not reflect the current session data.

**Seasonality is already factored into current prices, any references to such does not indicate future market action.

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

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