As consumers ourselves, we understand most people prefer to get a glance of what they are purchasing before spending hard-earned money. Accordingly, we've decided to offer complimentary samples and excerpts from Carley Garner's fourth book on futures trading, Higher Probability Commodity Trading. We are confident readers will find this to be her best book on commodity trading to date, and a must have in any trading library!
Higher Probability Commodity Trading, a comprehensive commodity trading book, begins with a discussion on futures market leverage, and understanding the difference between allocating money to commodities as an investment, or in speculation. From there, this commodity futures and options trading book takes readers on a journey through the basics of futures trading, followed by the advantages and disadvantages of various technical analysis techniques, the truth about fundamental analysis, the seasonality of futures markets, and finally reading the Commitments of Traders Report issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. From there, the book turns into strategy development concepts for commodity traders, including day trading futures, algorithmic trading, futures spread trading, and finally commodity option trading strategies; particularly selling options on futures. The futures and options trading book concludes with ideas aimed at forcing readers to "think outside of the box" in regard to choosing a commodity market to trade, managing risk, handling margin calls, and choosing a commodity broker. For a full table of contents, click the icon below.
The CBOE's VIX futures contract has quickly become a hotbed of speculative trading interest. However, popularity doesn't translate into easy money. The VIX futures is highly leveraged and shows little mercy to those who lack experience. In this chapter of Higher Probability Commodity Trading the intent was to lay the groundwork for sound VIX trading fundamentals. Click below to view an excerpt of the VIX futures market discussion:
Most readers are already familiar with the overall concept of position trading in the futures markets. Accordingly, the goal of this chapter is to shine some light on the realities of each market approach as well as play devil’s advocate with the help of hindsight. Garner's experience as a commodity broker has provided her with an insight that other authors, or market participants, might not have.
Unfortunately, the highly leveraged and volatile nature of the commodity markets has a tendency to lure traders into dreams of windfall profits. Yet the net result of most trading accounts is inevitable losses. In most circumstances, traders are simply overleveraged or undercapitalized. The lack of available margin simply leaves too little room for error to facilitate potential trading rewards. However, an often-overlooked manner of alleviating the disadvantage of being a smaller trader is the use of the CME Group’s suite of e-micro futures contracts and the mini grains. Click below to view an excerpt from Chapter 12 discussing the characteristics and opportunities for scale trading these smaller contract sizes offer commodity traders.
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