A Trader's First Book on Commodities is guaranteed to shorten the learning curve for beginning traders while offering seasoned traders a new perspective on familiar topics. There's more to trading than oscillators and trendlines; profitable trading is only possible in a conducive environment (brokerage, platform, mindset, support, and awareness).
Earn consistent profits trading commodities, even if you're a newcomer to the commodities markets! Carley Garner's A Trader’s First Book on Commodities, Second Edition is today's most practical and realistic introduction to successful commodities trading. More than any other primer, it recognizes that the most important trading decisions are made long before the first trade is executed. Drawing on years of dealing with retail traders from all walks of life, experience levels, and amounts of risk capital, Garner answers the most pressing questions newcomers ask -- and the questions they haven't realized they need to ask. This extensively updated Second Edition reflects major changes in the market over the past three years, including new trading challenges, platforms, tools, data resources, and risks. Garner presents a hard-eyed look at the collapses of MF Global and PFGBEST, their failure to honor the sanctity of “Customer Segregated Funds” accounts, the implications for investors, and techniques for mitigating these new risks. She has added new charts and example trades throughout; new coverage of commodity impacts arising from recent events in Europe; important information about new technological improvements and competitive intraday position margin standards; and much more.
You can make large profits by trading commodities--but you’ll need significant practical knowledge of the associated risks and market characteristics before you start. A Trader’s First Book on Commodities is a simple, practical and useful guide for new commodities traders. Author Carley Garner provides specific guidance on accessing commodity markets cost-effectively, avoiding common beginners’ mistakes, and improving the odds of successful, profitable trades. Drawing on her extensive experience teaching traders, Garner shows how to calculate profit, loss, and risk in commodities, and choose the best brokerage firm, service level, data sources, and market access for your needs. She’ll help you: · Master the basics of trading commodities painlessly, avoiding beginners mistakes · Get what you need, and prevent paying for what you don’t need · Know what you’re buying, what it costs, the returns you’re earning and the risk you’re taking · Predict price, manage risk, and make trades that reflect your analysis Garner demystifies the industry’s colorful language, helps you clearly understand what you’re buying and selling, and walks you through the entire trading process. She concludes with a refreshingly new look at topics such as trading plans, handling margin calls, and even maintaining emotional stability as a trader. “This book provides the type of information every trader needs to know and the type of information too many traders had to learn the hard and expensive way. Carley offers practical need-to-know, real-world trading tips that are lacking in many books on futures. It will help not only the novice trader, but seasoned veterans as well. This book will serve as a must-have reference in every trader’s library.” --Phil Flynn, Vice President and Senior Market analyst at PFGBest Research, and a Fox Business Network contributor “Refreshing–It’s nice to see a broker who has actually been exposed to the professional side of trading and who bridges that chasm between exchange floor trading and customer service. Carley takes the time to explain verbiage, not just throw buzz words around. A good educational read in my opinion.” --Don Bright, Director, Bright Trading, LLC “This book has the perfect name, the perfect message, and the necessary information for any beginning trader. Take this book home!” --Glen Larson, President, Genesis Financial Technologies, Inc. “As a 35-year veteran of the CME/CBOT trading floor, I can tell you…those who think they can begin trading commodities without knowing the less talked about topics that Carley discusses in A Trader’s First Book on Commodities are sadly mistaken. Anyone who trades their own account, or would like to, should read this book.” --Danny Riley, DT Trading
A brand new collection of high-profit commodity trading techniques and insights All the knowledge you need to start earning consistent profits in commodities trading! You can make huge profits by trading commodities – if you know how. You must know how these markets work, how they’re different, where the risks are hidden, and how to avoid the mistakes too many beginners make. You need realistic, up-to-the-minute strategies, skills, and knowledge from experts who trade commodities every single day. This unique 2 book package delivers all that. In A Trader’s First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World’s Fastest Growing Market, Second Edition, Carley Garner offers specific and current guidance on accessing commodity markets cost-effectively, and systematically improving your odds of successful, profitable trades. Garner covers new trading platforms, contracts, fees, and strategies, and offers a clear-eyed look at today’s realities, including the scandalous failures of MF Global and PFG Best. Drawing on extensive experience teaching traders, Garner shows how to calculate profit, loss, and risk in commodities; and choose the best brokerage firm, service level, data sources, and more. She demystifies the industry’s colorful language, helps you clearly understand every trade you make, walks you through the entire process, and illuminates everything from logistics to psychology. Next, in Trading Commodities and Financial Futures, A Step-by-Step Guide to Mastering the Markets, Fourth Edition, George Kleinman introduces powerful new trend-based techniques for identifying trades that fit right into your “sweet spot” for profits. You’ll learn how these markets have changed—and how to successfully use discipline to avoid today’s “shark-infested waters.” Building on 30+ years of success, Kleinman offers updated coverage of electronic trading, new contracts, and advanced techniques, including his exclusive Pivot Indicator approach. You’ll learn how to develop the deep discipline that characterizes all winning commodities and futures traders, as you gain critical knowledge about each leading market, including agricultural commodities, energy, metals, soft commodities, and financials. Kleinman helps you master today’s most valuable technical analysis tools for trading commodities, and even reveals 25 indispensable trading secrets of the pros. From world-renowned commodities trading experts George Kleinman and Carley Garner
This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. The Simple, Practical, 100% Useful How-To Guide for New Commodities Traders You can make large profits by trading commodities--but you'll need significant practical knowledge of the associated risks and market characteristics before you start. That's where this book comes in. You won't find boring theory or bewilderingly complex trading strategies here. You will find specific guidance on accessing commodity markets cost-effectively, avoiding common begi.
How to analyze potential commodities trades: understanding and integrating the essentials of fundamental and technical analysis. All markets are valued by what appears to be a simple function between supply and demand, or at least that’s how it seems in Economics 101. In reality, the components of supply and demand are highly complex. Nonetheless, even those looking to trade commodities via technical analysis need an idea of what might be impacting a price chart’s data....
Start profiting from commodities, commodity options, and currencies! All you need to know, in 3 practical, easy-to-use books! Start profiting from commodities, commodity options, and currencies! Here’s all the knowledge you need, in three comprehensive, easy-to-understand eBooks – all at one low price. In A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to The World's Fastest Growing Market, top trader/instructor Carley Garner brings together the crucial commodities information you need before you make your first trade. Garner explains the entire trading process, demystifies the unique language of commodities trading, shows how to avoid costly mistakes, and introduces indispensable market analysis techniques and trading strategies. Next, in Commodity Options, Garner and co-author Paul Brittain introduce powerful new trading techniques for the expanding commodities marketplace. Garner and Brittain present strategies optimized for the unique characteristics of commodity options, illuminating the true risks and rewards with easy-to-understand charts and visuals that help you match your approach to your personal risk tolerance. Finally, in Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets, Garner covers everything you new to know to earn big profits in currency trading – and avoid these markets’ unique pitfalls and aggressive, unscrupulous marketers. Garner reviews each major venue for trading currencies, including Forex spot markets, currency futures, and currency ETFs, and demystifies issues ranging from market access to profit calculation, risk to analysis. Using these three widely-praised eBooks, you can identify markets and approaches that best serve your objectives, avoid costly errors, and earn huge new profits in any market environment. From leading options traders, columnists, and instructors Carley Garner and Paul Brittain
Includes critical basic information ignored in other books that helps new traders get properly prepared before they actually begin trading. • •All the 'behind the scenes' knowledge commodity traders need up front: from choosing brokers and data sources to managing margin calls. •Explains the entire trading process, demystifies the unique language of commodities traders, and shows how to avoid costly mistakes and misunderstandings. • Also covers market analysis and strategy for when you begin the actual trading process. Trading commodities requires traders to have significant knowledge before they begin trading. While most books focus on the history of commodities, basic technical analysis, elementary option education and hedging, this book will educate readers on gaining access to the markets and avoiding common pitfalls in doing so. Candid and practical, Garner covers market analysis and strategy, but is primarily focused on other neglected, crucial issues that are likely to determine whether you generate profits or losses. Drawing on her extensive experience teaching traders at all levels of experience, Garner helps you understand how to calculate profit, loss and risk in commodities, and choose the best brokerage firm, service level, data sources, and market access for your needs. She demystifies the industry's colorful language, helps new commodity traders clearly understand what they're buying and selling, and explains the entire trading process - thereby closing the gap between broker and trader, and helping traders eliminate costly mistakes and misunderstandings. The book concludes with a refreshingly new and different look at traditional topics such as trading plans, coping with margin calls, and maintaining emotional stability as a trader. If, like thousands of investors, you're interested in moving into commodities, this is simply the best book to get you started.
This book is an invaluable resource of hedging case studies and examples, explaining with clarity and coherence how various instruments - such as futures and options - are used in different market scenarios to contain, control and eliminate price risk exposure. Its core objective is to elucidate hedging transactions and provide a systematic, comprehensive view on hedge performance. When it comes to hedge strategies specifically, great effort has been employed to create new instruments and concepts that will prove to be superior to classic methods and interpretations. The concept of hedge patterns - introduced here - proves it is possible to tabulate a hedging strategy and interpret its use with diagrams, so each example is shown visually with the result of radical clarity. A compelling visual pattern is also attached to each case study to give you the ability to compare different solutions and apply a best-fit hedging strategy in real-world situations. A diverse range of hedging transactions showing the ultimate payoff profiles and performance metrics are included. These have been designed to achieve the ultimate goal - to convey the necessary skills to allow business and risk management teams to develop proper hedging mechanisms and apply them in practice.
Only book to clearly introduce each leading venue for trading currencies, including Forex spot markets, currency futures, and currency ETFs. * *Covers everything new currency traders need to know, from market access and profit calculations to risks and analysis techniques. *Readers learn all they need to know about choosing trading platforms and brokerage firms. *Shows how to avoid aggressive and fraudulent marketing tactics and 'smoke and mirrors' that have often been associated with currency markets. Currency trading offers immense potential to stock and futures investors seeking new speculative opportunities. However, there are several ways to trade in currencies, and many unsuspecting traders have been burned by aggressive marketing campaigns and gimmicks luring them into unfavorable trading environments. In this book, best-selling trading author Carley Garner covers everything new currency traders need to know to avoid those pitfalls and start earning big profits. Currency Trading begins by demystifying all the essentials, from quotes and calculations to the unique language of Forex trading. Readers learn all they need to know about choosing trading platforms and brokerage firms; working with leverage; controlling transaction costs; managing liquidity, margins, and risks; and much more. Garner thoroughly explains the currency spot market (Forex, a.k.a. FX); currency futures traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and elsewhere; and currency ETFs. She candidly discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each, cutting through the 'smoke and mirrors' often associated with currency trading. Readers will also find a full section on currency market speculation, including a clear introduction to fundamental and seasonal analysis in currency markets. With her guidance, new currency traders can identify the markets and approaches that best fit their objectives, and avoid the pitfalls that have often victimized their predecessors.
Use technical analysis techniques to time your commodities trades and maximize your profit potential! There are three primary forms of commodity market analysis: technical, fundamental, and seasonal. Successful trading most likely comes through of a combination of all three, but I believe technical analysis is the most critical because it enables traders to time entry and exit any speculative position. Simply being right about market direction doesn't guarantee profits; timing is everything!
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Market (9780137015450) by Carley Garner. Available in print and digital formats. Why futures are so valuable to speculators–and why speculation could help you earn life-changing profits. I encourage traders to come to futures and options for the right reasons and know what to expect when they get there. Along with significant risk of loss, there is potential for significant profits. That is why speculators flock to the markets and what keeps them coming back. For those with the willingness and the capital to speculate, the futures and options on futures markets offer some glaring advantages over other vehicles.
This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from A Trader's First Book on Commodities: An Introduction to the World's Fastest Growing Market (9780137015450) by Carley Garner. Available in print and digital formats. Open outcry: What’s going on in the trading “pit”–and why it matters to you. The futures markets are the birthplace of a method of communication between trading professionals known as open outcry. Open outcry, a.k.a. “pit trading,” is an exciting form of trade execution in which shouting and hand signals transfer the details of intent to buy or sell a commodity and in what quantity. In recent decades, technological advances have greatly altered the way open outcry business is conducted.
This fascinating book is loaded with practical information designed to help you in the commodity market. The author's method...proven by his million dollar success...does not involve complicated math or subjective evaluation. There are two completely systematic methods; %R and Momentum. The essence fo these methods is that they tell you if the super powers are long or short; when the super powers expect a major move to start; what commodities are in true bull or bear markets; when to start buying and when to sell for gargantuan profits. This book is a must if you're a stock or commodity trader. It will expose to you an exciting new approach to trading and thinking—the same approach that has made Larry Williams a millionaire.
Meet the traders who supply the world with oil, metal and food - no matter how corrupt, war-torn or famine-stricken the source. 'Jaw-dropping' Sunday Times 'Riveting' Financial Times 'Gripping' Economist 'Fascinating' Reuters __________________________ The modern world is built on commodities - from the oil that fuels our cars to the metals that power our smartphones. We rarely stop to consider where they come from. But we should. In The World for Sale, two leading journalists lift the lid on one of the least scrutinised corners of the economy: the workings of the billionaire commodity traders who buy, hoard and sell the earth's resources. It is the story of how a handful of swashbuckling businessmen became indispensable cogs in global markets: enabling an enormous expansion in international trade, and connecting resource-rich countries - no matter how corrupt or war-torn - with the world's financial centres. And it is the story of how some traders acquired untold political power, right under the noses of Western regulators and politicians - helping Saddam Hussein to sell his oil, fuelling the Libyan rebel army during the Arab Spring, and funnelling cash to Vladimir Putin's Kremlin in spite of strict sanctions. The result is an eye-opening tour through the wildest frontiers of the global economy, as well as a revelatory guide to how capitalism really works. __________________________ A Financial Times Best Read of 2021. 'This jaw-dropping study shows how much money and global influence is concentrated in the hands of a tiny group . . . A remarkable book . . . As the authors roam from oilfield to wheatfield, they reveal information so staggering you almost gasp.' SUNDAY TIMES 'Rollicking yarns from the biggest ever commodity boom . . . The high level narrative is gripping enough. But it is the details of what these freewheeling companies actually got up to that give the book a thriller-like quality . . . Educational and entertaining.' FINANCIAL TIMES 'A fascinating and revealing story . . . There are tales in the book of breathtaking trades, such as shipments of rebel oil from war-torn Libya or deals bartered amid the brutal "aluminium wars" in the Russia of the 1990s.' ECONOMIST 'A globe-spanning corporate thriller, full of intrigue and double dealing . . . Changes how we see the world, often in horrifying ways . . . New insights and reporting mean that even seasoned observers will be amazed.' SPECTATOR 'Javier Blas and Jack Farchy should be awaiting the call from Hollywood. The World for Sale contains at least half a dozen narrative threads that would form the basis of a good thriller. But the authors' main achievement is to subject the biggest commodity players, and their impact on the real world, to proper critical scrutiny.' REUTERS 'Blas and Farchy shine light on what's long been the financial markets' darkest corner - the crucial, yet underappreciated, role commodity traders play in global finance and geopolitics . . . The World For Sale is a fascinating, eye-opening read.' GREGORY ZUCKERMAN, author of The Man Who Solved the Market 'The definitive, eye-opening story of the most powerful and secretive traders in the world.' BRADLEY HOPE, co-author of Billion Dollar Whale 'If you have the slightest interest in how the modern world was made, by whom, at what price, and at what profit, this is the book for you . . . Superbly researched.' FOREIGN POLICY 'Javier Blas and Jack Farchy deftly peel back the curtain on the amoral swashbucklers of capitalism who trade in commodities . . . The World for Sale is a gripping account of how they achieved their stranglehold over the world economy, and their troubling influence on global politics.' BRAD STONE, author of The Everything Store 'Some of the stories could be straight out of John Le Carré. The difference is they're true . . . Fascinating.' ANDREW NEIL
A powerful new way to navigate today's unprecedented market conditions "Bill Williams' pioneering application of chaos theory to the financial markets is leading technical analysis into the twenty-first century and beyond. New Trading Dimensions presents a complete, highly original, and intriguing trading method with clear, detailed illustrations, and challenging practice pages. Bill's wisdom, technical expertise, and skillful teaching style make this a revolutionary must-have new book for stock and commodity traders." -Tom Bierovic, Product Manager for User Education, Omega Research, Inc. "Bill hits the nail on the head. The essence of successful trading is a combination of knowing who you are and allowing the market to reveal its secrets. Bill Williams has the gift of explaining these concepts better than anyone I know. This is a compelling work that belongs in every trader's library." -George Angell, author, Profitable Day-Trading with Precision "Bill Williams is one of the great educators of our time. He freely shares his knowledge and experience in this inexpensive book. This book is required reading for all market technicians. The principles are sound as we have tested them with our software." -John Hill, President, Futures Truth, Co. "Bill Williams has always been an excellent teacher, taking complex terms and concepts and translating them into a clear, commonsense approach to trading. This book provides a complete trading program that reflects Bill's years of wisdom and experience in the marketplace." -Darrell Jobman, Editorial Consultant and former Editor-in-Chief of Futures magazine As today's market environment continues to change dramatically, more and more traders are discovering that traditional forecasting methods-pure technical analysis and fundamental analysis-just do not work. Sending out contradictory messages, these opposing schools of thought leave investors baffled about the future direction of the market, and consequently, at a loss as to how to tailor their trading systems. As a result, many practitioners have now turned to a new forecasting "cocktail" that combines traditional charting methodologies with chaos theory and human psychology. In this groundbreaking book, Bill Williams, a seasoned trader at the forefront of this dynamic new approach, explains exactly what it is, how it works in current stock and commodity markets, and how to use it to your advantage. Based on human nature rather than the vagaries of the market, the new trading dimension works on the premise that we trade not the market, but our own belief system. By assessing what your personal biases are, you can determine how they influence your ultimate success-or failure-and then adjust your trading strategies accordingly. Written by an expert in the field who has been featured in Futures, Worth, Success, and other prominent publications, New Trading Dimensions takes the latest in scientific knowledge about human behavior and applies it directly to the fields of stock and commodity investing and trading. With straightforward guidelines, it shows you how to adopt the right attitude toward the behavior of the market and use the right tools (ATTITOOLS) for profitable trading. Packed with practice exercises, specific applications to different types of investments, and a detailed review of important market signals, here's where you'll learn how to: * Discover what the market wants and align your own beliefs with the direction of the market * Apply chaos theory to trading and investing * Use Williams' "Market Alligator" for analyzing and profiting from the markets * Employ a multidimensional trading program that includes such tools and techniques as fractals, oscillators, AC signals, psychological zones, and balance lines * Exit trades in a timely fashion to reap high returns Drawing on the author's more than forty years of experience as both a successful trader and seasoned trainer, this invaluable guide offers a breakthrough method that has proven its ability to turn investors into consistent winners.
This book shows traders how to use Intermarket Analysis to forecast future equity, index and commodity price movements. It introduces custom indicators and Intermarket based systems using basic mathematical and statistical principles to help traders develop and design Intermarket trading systems appropriate for long term, intermediate, short term and day trading. The metastock code for all systems is included and the testing method is described thoroughly. All systems are back tested using at least 200 bars of historical data and compared using various profitability and drawdown metrics.