a trader's first book on commodities

A Trader's First Book on Commodities is a book written by experienced futures broker, Carley Garner, and published by FT Press. The goal of this futures and option trading book is to walk beginning traders through the process of getting started in trading in commodities.   A Trader's First Book on Commodities won't necessarily help traders to learn to trade commodities, but it will help them to avoid the common pitfalls often discovered by green futures traders.

  • A Trader's First Book on Commodities

    Knowledge is the most valuable commodity!

    A Trader's First Book on Commodities

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    Before you trade commodities, you'll need significant practical knowledge of the associated risks and futures market characteristics. That's where this book comes in. You won't find boring theory or bewilderingly complex commodity trading strategies here. Instead, you will find specific guidance on accessing commodity markets cost-effectively, avoiding common beginners' mistakes, and improving the odds of successful futures and options trades.

    Drawing on her extensive experience as a commodity broker, Garner shows how to calculate profit, loss, and risk in commodities, and choose the best futures brokerage firm, service level, data sources, and futures market access for your needs. Garner demystifies the industry's colorful language, helps you clearly understand what you're buying and selling, and walks you through the entire commodity trading process.

    She concludes with a refreshingly new look at topics such as futures trading plans, handling margin calls when trading in commodities, and even maintaining emotional stability as a trader.

    • Know the players, know the language, know the techniques
    • Master the basics painlessly and avoid beginner's mistakes
    • Choose the right commodity brokers, services, trading platforms, and tools
    • Get what you need; don't pay for what you don't need
    • Make sense of confusing commodities quotes
    • Know what you're buying, what it costs, the returns you're earning, and the risk you're taking build a flexible trading plan that works to help predict price, manage risk, and make trades that reflect your analysis.
  • Carley Garner Commodity Education Book Reviews

    Learn to trade futures, options, and FOREX with Carley Garner trading books.

    Carley Garner's futures, options, and FOREX trading books have been reviewed by several national publications.  Here is a sample of some of the trading community book reviews.

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    Learn to trade futures, options, and FX with Carley Garner books!

    New Futures Trading Book by Carley Garner

    Carley Garner, a futures broker at DeCarley Trading, is the author of multiple trading books.  The intention of the publications is to compile lessons learned as a long-time commodity broker, and deliver them to readers in simplified and efficient educational material for futures, options, and FOREX traders.  

  • Carley Garner: Commodity Broker, Trading Book Author, Columnist

    Carley Garner Commodity Broker at DeCarley Trading  

    Senior Commodity Market Strategist and Broker, STOCKS & COMMODITIES Magazine Columnist, TheStreet.com Contributor, and Author

    Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Group, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also the author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading; A Trader's First Book on Commodities (two editions); Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets; and Commodity Options. Her e-newsletters, The DeCarley Perspective and The Financial Futures Report, have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education at www.DeCarleyTrading.com.


    Carley Garner at CNBC Mad Money studio with Jim CramerCarley is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in finance and accounting. Carley jumped into the options and futures industry with both feet in early 2004 and has become one of the most recognized names in the business. Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money on CNBC and she is a regular contributor to TheStreet.com and its Real Money Pro service.


    Carley authors a monthly column in STOCKS & COMMODITIES magazine and has been featured in the likes of Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader magazines, and many more. She has been quoted by Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal and has also been known to participate in radio interviews. She can be found on the speaking circuit.

     

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