Commodity Options


Commodity Options: Trading and Hedging Volatility in the World's Most Lucrative Market



Don’t Miss out on Today’s Hottest Trading Arena: Commodity Options!

"The authors have written the definitive work on trading commodity options. Their in-depth knowledge of this subject is legendary among industry professionals and expert traders alike, and their ability to relay their knowledge through text, pictures, and the spoken word is unparalleled in our industry." —Lan Turner, CEO, Gecko Software, Inc.

"This book captures the realities of commodity option trading in a simple and easy- to-read presentation that will be beneficial for traders of all sizes and skill levels." —Chris Jarvis, CFA, CMT, Caprock Risk Management, LLC

"Even the most experienced investors often overlook the fact that options on futures are fundamentally different from options on stocks. This book fills that gap and sets the record straight with clear and concise descriptions that are easy to understand. Guaranteed to become a true source of value creation for anyone interested in trading commodity options." —Jeff Augen, author, The Volatility Edge in Options Trading

"Commodity Options arms readers with the strategies and tactics needed to take a more active approach to managing risk in today’s turbulent markets. The authors exhaustively break down every component of a commodity option to its lowest common denominator, making this book an essential piece of information for those looking to expand their trading tool box or further build on existing option strategies." —John Netto, Chief Investment Strategist, NetBlack Capital and author, One Shot—One Kill Trading.

Investors worldwide are discovering the enormous opportunities available through commodity options trading. However, because commodities have differing underlying characteristics from equities, commodity ­options behave differently as well. In this book, two of the field’s most respected analysts present strategies built from the ground up for commodity options. Carley Garner and Paul Brittain begin with a quick primer on how commodity options work, how they evolved, and why conventional options strategies often fail in the commodity options markets. Next, using detailed examples based on their own extensive research, they show how to leverage the unique characteristics of commodity options in your own trades. You’ll walk through trades from “top to bottom,” master both long- and short-option approaches, and learn powerful strategies usually ignored in options books. For example, the authors introduce synthetic swing trading strategies that systematically reduce volatility from the market.
This book’s easy-to-use trading strategies are strategically employed by the author’s clients every day: With Commodity Options, you can work to put the odds in your favor, too!

• Why commodity options are different–and what it means to youUnderstand key differences in the underlying assets and the logistics of market execution
• Systematically rewrite the odds in your favorFour ways to make winning trades more likely–and losing trades less common
• When to trade short options–and how to manage the risk Why careful option selling may improve your odds of success • Master strategies designed for diverse market conditionsCombine long and short options to create the right strategy for any market opportunity
• Exploit short-lived trends through “synthetic” swing tradingGet the advantages of futures contracts without the volatility

Technical specifications

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: FT Press
  • ISBN-10: 0137142862
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.6 x 1.1 inches

About the author

Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner, in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also the author of "Currency Trading in the FOREX and Futures Markets", "A Trader's First Book on Commodities" and “Commodity Options” published by FT Press, a division of Prentice Hall. She has also contributed to the FT Press Delivers line of digital products, "Insights for the Agile Investor". Her e-newsletters, The DeCarley Perspective, and the Financial Futures Report, have garnered a loyal following; she is also proactive in providing free trading education.

Carley is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in both Finance and Accounting. Carley jumped into the options and futures industry with both feet in early 2004 and has become one of the most recognized names in the business.

Throughout her fast paced career, Carley has been featured in the likes of Stocks & Commodities, Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Your Trading Edge, Equities, Expiring Monthly and Pitnews Magazine. Carley is often interviewed by news services such as Reuters and Dow Jones Newswire, and has been quoted by the Investor’s Business Daily and the Wall Street Journal. She has also been known to participate in Radio interviews and can be found on the speaking circuit.

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