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About 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.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Boom and Bust Cycles of Commodities...and Now Brokerage Firms 1
Chapter 1: A Crash Course in Commodities 19
Chapter 2: Hedging Versus Speculating 43
Chapter 3: The Organized Chaos of Open Outcry and the Advent of Electronic Trading 51
Chapter 4: Account Access, Trading Platforms, and Quote Vendors 59
Chapter 5: Choosing a Brokerage Firm 77
Chapter 6: Finding a Broker That Fits and Choosing a Service Level 99
Chapter 7: Order Types and How to Use Them 113
Chapter 8: Making Cents of Commodity Quotes 131
Chapter 9: Figuring in Financial Futures—Stock Indices, Interest Rates, and Currencies 157
Chapter 10: Coping with Margin Calls 193
Chapter 11: The Only Magic in Trading—Emotional Stability 201
Chapter 12: Trading Is a Business—Have a Plan 211
Chapter 13: Why You Should Speculate in Futures 229
Chapter 14: Futures Slang and Terminology 239
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