Are you a professional or experienced futures trader? If so, you may not need a full-service commodity broker; nor do you need to pay for service that you won't use. If you opt for a self-directed online trading account you should be well versed in options and futures and comfortable with accepting the risk of placing your own trades. If this is you, save yourself some money and go for this option!

As a Self-Directed Online - Standard Client you will receive:


  1. The Financial Futures Report delivered to your inbox several times per week
  2. The DeCarley Perspective commodity market commentary and trading guidance
  3. Full access to the DeCarley Trading mobile app
  4. Detailed options and futures trading recommendations
  5. Third-party generated futures trading recommendations
  6. FREE access to renowned daily commodity market research publications
  7. Email, instant message, text message, and telephone access to your broker during and beyond market hours
  8. Quick and reliable trade placement should you lose internet access, etc.
  9. Access to real-time futures quotes and charts
  10. Access to premium educational videos, articles, and other web content

*We do not charge our discount online futures and options customers a desk fee for calling orders in on occasion.  Some discount futures brokers charge their clients $50 or more for phone orders.

*All clients have access to live and streaming futures and options quotes (exchange data subscription required) and a trading platform, regardless of service level. 

* Click here to view our custom commission schedule. 

Futures and Options Trading Booksby Carley Garner

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To look at commission rates objectively, we must understand the background of the futures industry and how brokerages accept risk for fees.

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Choosing a Commodity Brokerage Firm

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Choosing a Futures and Options Broker

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The Truth about Futures Commission

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Commodities via Futures or ETFs?

A key difference to trading commodity futures over ETFs is leverage, but there is more to discuss, such as taxes, market hours, and efficiency.

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