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Carley Garner

Carley Garner is an experienced futures and options broker with DeCarley Trading, a division of Zaner Group, in Las Vegas, Nevada.  She is also the author of Higher Probability Commodity Trading; A Trader's First Book on Commodities (two editions); Currency Trading in the Forex and Futures Markets; and Commodity Options.  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 at

Carley is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, from which she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in 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.  Her commodity market analysis is often referenced on Jim Cramer’s Mad Money on CNBC and she is a regular contributor to and its Real Money Pro service.

Carley authors a monthly column in Stocks & Commodities magazine and has been featured in the likes of Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader magazines, and many more.  She has been quoted by Investor’s Business Daily and The Wall Street Journal and has also been known to participate in radio interviews.  She can be found on the speaking circuit.  

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Recent Articles By The Author

The Cure for High Treasury Yields Is High Treasury Yields

A lower dollar and lower yields will encourage money to flow into equities, precious metals, and even most commodities. Here's a way to play it all.

The 60/40 Portfolio Isn't Dead

We are starting to see correlations between asset classes decouple. Just like high commodity prices are the cure for high commodity prices, high yields will eventually be the cure for high yields.

Discount Futures Brokerages Are Contributing to Volatility: Why It Matters

It's increasingly apparent that the price spikes that occur at blow-off tops and bottoms are exacerbated by brokerage firms force liquidating their clients as a means of risk management.

An Aggressive S&P 500 Play: Get Long With Little Out-of-Pocket Expense

This strategy is intended to use the market's money to pay for a long call option, but the catch is there is unlimited risk.

Natural Gas Could Go From Widowmaker to Moneymaker: Here's How to Play It

In my nearly twenty years of following commodities, I've only seen a market this oversold on a few occasions.

Gold Is Now Shining Over Bitcoin

The crypto collapse and FTX fiasco has been a good reminder that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.

Heavy Metal Market: Expect Some Profit-Taking in These Commodities

Let's check the charts of gold, silver and copper and see how these commodities could pan out.

I See Big Possibilities for the E-Mini S&P 500

The charts here are neutral now, but any large dips will likely be fantastic long-run setups for the bulls.

When Gold Bugs Are Flat, Rallies Can Sparkle

It's rare to see a speculative position in gold that's anything other than largely bullish, and liquidation events have generally been stepping stones for fresh rallies.

2022 Was All About Extremes in Commodities

Over the past 12 months, the boom and bust tendency for wheat, oil and gas was put on full display, but will 2023 go back to the fundamentals?

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