Carley Garner's commodity trading book for beginners topped the list of "The 8 Best Commodity Books of 2021" by thebalance.com!
Commodity trading is high-stakes, and it is crucial that you have mastered the fundamentals before you attempt to make money for yourself or your company. This book focuses not on market theory and analysis, but on the trading environment itself: What are the mechanisms through which you can make money, and how do they work? What is the best trading platform? How do you figure out your gains or losses — and how do you prepare for margin calls?
Beyond knowing math and computer skills, you need to master these fundamentals. Also, you will learn the history of the commodity futures market and a more thorough understanding of how to evaluate the risks of using margin. A lot of the advice in the book will help a beginner skip over learning the hard way and be more successful at commodity trading the first time around. - Emily Delbridge, thebalance