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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 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

Since the early 1980s, cocoa has been arguably the most boring commodity...until now. The price of cocoa hovered between $1,500 and $3,000 per ton, with only a few temporary breaches of this range. However, even the most bullish of bulls probably didn’t see $10,000 cocoa on the horizon. I have some strong and controversial opinions on the matter, writes Carley Garner, senior commodity market strategist and broker at DeCarley Trading.
This looks a lot like late 2021. It started as the “Magnificent Seven” driving the stock market rally but has morphed into a single stock, Nvidia (NVDA), driving global equity prices. This phenomenon has become so extreme that when we talk about the major indices, S&P 500 or Nasdaq 100, we are essentially talking about Nvidia! This is not natural, nor the sign of a healthy market, observes Carley Garner, senior commodity market strategist and broker at DeCarley Trading.
Commodity trading offers two distinct advantages over stock trading, says Carley Garner of DeCarley Trading, who shares insights on which commodities to trade and how to analyze the markets and find opportunities.
Commodity trader Carley Garner explains how she uses the COT reports from the CFTC to find markets that are overheated or too crowded.

Carley's Videos

Join Carley Garner for a quick rundown on options strategy followed by potential trading opportunities in today's market. She will discuss trading methods appropriate for the current climate, including risk and reward calculations.

In this session, we will take a deep dive into the commodity market heat map to discuss why certain commodity markets are moving and what might happen next. We will also discuss various trading strategies and the associated risk/reward prospects of each. Whether you are looking for tips and tricks on futures, or options on futures, trading this class is intended to provide an outside-the-box approach to commodity speculation. Highlights include a crash course in fundamental, technical, and composition analysis of select commodities. We will also discuss how to use the market's money or mispricing to hedge futures position risk. Additionally, we will go over putting together option spreads that attempt to capitalize on current market conditions.

Whether you are speculating or hedging price risk, the futures and options markets offer efficient liquidity nearly 24-hours per day. Join us to discuss the various futures contract sizes and options strategies enabling market participants to enter the market with a precision and customized risk and reward prospects.

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.

Carley's Books

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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.
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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
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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.