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

by Carley Garner


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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)

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

Index 259

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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.