COMMODITIES, FUTURES

Carley Garner

Senior Commodity Market Strategist and Broker,

DeCarley Trading

  • Commodity Broker, Analyst, & Strategist
  • Mad Money on CNBC and Bloomberg TV Contributor
  • Award-Winning Futures/Options Trading Book Author

About Carley

Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Financial Services, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer's Mad Money on CNBC and she is a regular guest on Bloomberg Television's Options Insight segment with Abigail Doolittle. Ms. Garner is a regular contributor to TheStreet.com and its Real Money Pro service and is also a regular on the speaking circuit at TradersEXPOs and MoneyShows throughout the country. She is also an award-winning commodity futures and options trading book author. In addition to Trading Commodity Options with Creativity, Ms. Garner has authored Higher Probability Commodity Trading, A Trader's First Book on Commodities (three editions), and others.

Carley's Articles

It feels as though we have seen the worst of grain market volatility for the summer, but the options still have enough implied volatility to create attractive risk/reward prospects, says Carley Garner of DeCarleyTrading.com.
The grain market has forged a counter-seasonal rally for the record books. However, in the course of the rally, we have seen near-record net-short positions held by speculators over the summer flip to net long positions of concerning proportions, says Carley Garner of DeCarleyTrading.com.
When asked how to play the election, we generally respond with "don't." However, we came across an option spread that seems to make a lot of sense, says Carley Garner of DeCarleyTrading.com.
If it weren't for the President's tweet...Late Tuesday afternoon the stock market rally and Treasury market selloff was stopped short of its natural progression by a single tweet, says Carley Garner of DeCarleyTrading.com.

Carley's Videos

2021 has been a year of boom and bust for the commodity markets, but in the end, prices are swiftly higher across the board. Will this continue into next year or are we currently witnessing peak inflation? Join Carley Garner to chat about the signs of inflation, deflation, and speculation as well as how it could impact asset prices in 2022.

The futures markets were created to enable commodity end-users and producers to shift their price risk to speculators. However, investors in traditional assets such as stocks and bonds can efficiently shift portfolio risk to speculators via hedging strategies.

The futures markets also provide an efficient opportunity for diversifying a portfolio via asset classes such as gold and silver without the hassle of handling the physical metal or incurring storage and shipping costs. Further, those looking for an aggressive form of diversification might consider a managed futures program.

Come learn about the various hedging and diversifying tools offered by futures and options.



The leverage provided by gold and silver futures can be advantageous for those on the right side of the trade but perilous for those on the wrong side. However, due to the highly volatile nature of the products, options are generally priced with high premiums. This enables opportunities for traders to hedge their bets with a risk buffer to speculative plays. Join and learn about the various ways in which traders can participate in gold and silver with a little less risk and stress.

Commodity markets can provide interesting trading opportunities and returns. This panel of experts will explore key issues that informed commodity traders should be aware of when trading these exciting markets. Some of the issues covered will be:

  • What is a commodity super-cycle and are we at the beginning middle or end of it?
  • Is it possible the media's focus on inflation fanned the flames, and maybe even created a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy?
  • How important is an understanding of term structures to investing and trading in the commodity markets?
  • How important is the dollar's role in commodity trading?
  • What are the important clues that the neglected oats market tells us about the grain market generally?
  • What is the difference between cryptocurrencies and gold and why does it matter?
  • Is crypto a commodity or a currency, and does crypto have a future?

These topics and more will provide you with a broad overview of trading commodity markets.





Carley's Books

Carley Garner

Higher Probability Commodity Trading: A Comprehensive Guide to Commodity Market Analysis, Strategy Development, and Risk Management Techniques Aimed a

Higher Probability Commodity Trading takes readers on an unprecedented journey through the treacherous commodity markets; shedding light on topics rarely discussed in trading literature from a unique perspective, with the intention of increasing the odds of success for market participants.
Carley Garner

A Trader's First Book on Commodities: Everything You Need to Know About Futures and Options Trading Before Placing a Trade

“A Trader’s First Book on Commodities” aims to fill the void in trading literature that overlooks the importance in making the right decisions before ever placing a commodity trade such as fully understanding market mechanics and logistics, choosing a proper trading platform, understanding order types, being aware of market data fees and policies, how to quote and calculate profit or loss in each of the commodity markets, preparing for margin calls, and the
Carley Garner

Trading Commodity Options...with Creativity: When, Why, and How to Develop Strategies to Improve the Odds in any Market Environment and Risk-Reward Pr

Trading Commodity Options…with Creativity takes readers on an unfamiliar voyage destined to simplify the options on futures markets and arm market participants with the knowledge to employ smarter commodity market strategies.