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A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Market
     

A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Market

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by Carley Garner
 

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Earn consistent profits trading commodities, even if you're a newcomer to the commodities markets! Carley Garner's A Trader’s First Book on Commodities, Second Edition is today's most practical and realistic introduction to successful commodities trading. More than any other primer, it recognizes that the most important trading decisions are

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Earn consistent profits trading commodities, even if you're a newcomer to the commodities markets! Carley Garner's A Trader’s First Book on Commodities, Second Edition is today's most practical and realistic introduction to successful commodities trading. More than any other primer, it recognizes that the most important trading decisions are made long before the first trade is executed. Drawing on years of dealing with retail traders from all walks of life, experience levels, and amounts of risk capital, Garner answers the most pressing questions newcomers ask -- and the questions they haven't realized they need to ask. This extensively updated Second Edition reflects major changes in the market over the past three years, including new trading challenges, platforms, tools, data resources, and risks. Garner presents a hard-eyed look at the collapses of MF Global and PFGBEST, their failure to honor the sanctity of “Customer Segregated Funds” accounts, the implications for investors, and techniques for mitigating these new risks. She has added new charts and example trades throughout; new coverage of commodity impacts arising from recent events in Europe; important information about new technological improvements and competitive intraday position margin standards; and much more.

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Garner (Commodity Options), a market analyst and commodities broker, has written an easy-to-understand beginner's guide to commodities trading, commodities being bulk goods traded on a financial exchange, everything from coffee to cocoa, gold, platinum, and currency. She covers the history of commodities trading, the lingo (Chapter 14 does a nice job of defining "Futures Slang and Terminology"), how to choose a brokerage firm, as well as how to find a broker who will work well with your particular needs. Her coverage is international in scope, showing her extensive knowledge, although she is relatively new to the vocation. There is up-to-date information on what to look for when considering commodities trading—from margin calls to stock indexes to maintaining a balanced outlook in the face of possible fear, greed, frustration, or loss. VERDICT Highly recommended for anyone who is interested in exploring the world of commodities trading, whether to do some trading or simply to get a better understanding of this area of finance.—Helena Travka, Cleveland P.L.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780133247831
Publisher:
FT Press
Publication date:
01/02/2013
Pages:
271
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Carley Garner is a senior market strategist and an experienced commodity broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Group, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a columnist for Stocks & Commodities and the author of Commodity Options, A Trader’s First Book on Commodities, and Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets. Garner writes two widely distributed e-newsletters, The Financial Futures Report and The DeCarley Perspective. She is also a regular “Real Money” contributor at TheStreet.com.

Her work has been featured in multiple magazines, including Stocks & Commodities, Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Currency Trader, Your Trading Edge, Equities, and PitNews. She has been quoted in media ranging from Reuters to Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal.

Garner provides free trading education to investors at www.DeCarleyTrading.com.

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A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to The World's Fastest Growing Market 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
RF18 More than 1 year ago
If you are a beginner trader or just need to brush up on the basics (I think we all do from time to time) this is the book for you. It answers all the questions to become a successful trader. I know I have made money trading by reading this book.