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 www.DeCarleyTrading.com.

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 TheStreet.com 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.  

Recent Articles By The Author

Gains in Gold Will Need to Be Hard Fought - Mind the Range

Gains in Gold Will Need to Be Hard Fought - Mind the Range

The gold market hasn't made progress in either direction since experiencing a sharp selloff in 2013.

Don't Believe the Hype: Finance Isn't a 'Boys' Club'

Don't Believe the Hype: Finance Isn't a 'Boys' Club'

Real Money's Carley Garner on developing a thick skin, a strong worth ethic and her path to becoming a successful commodity broker.

Is Oil Cheap or Expensive Right Now?

Is Oil Cheap or Expensive Right Now?

Crude oil is a highly emotional market and will always surpass a reasonably fair price to reach levels the market has no fundamental justification for.

Coffee Market Brews Up a Rare Opportunity for Traders

Coffee Market Brews Up a Rare Opportunity for Traders

Coffee prices won't stay depressed for long.

Pessimistic Agricultural Markets Could Soon Sprout

Pessimistic Agricultural Markets Could Soon Sprout

Ahead of the spring planting season, the sentiment is irrationally lopsided.

Beware of Climaxing Optimism in the S&P 500 - But From Much Higher Levels

Beware of Climaxing Optimism in the S&P 500 - But From Much Higher Levels

Look for unsustainably exuberant levels for the S&P 500 in the coming weeks before optimism, and prices, peak.

Natural Gas Volatility Has Offered Traders Opportunities, Bulls on Deck

Natural Gas Volatility Has Offered Traders Opportunities, Bulls on Deck

Fundamentals are supportive overall; perhaps speculative liquidation is causing the fundamental strength in prices to be delayed.

The Gold Rally Should See the Mid-$1300s but Could Roll Over From There

The Gold Rally Should See the Mid-$1300s but Could Roll Over From There

We tend to be contrarians in the gold market, and we see a looming opportunity for the bears in the coming weeks.

This Is Not Your Grandpa's Covered Call Strategy

This Is Not Your Grandpa's Covered Call Strategy

Dabbling in the futures markets shouldn't be off limits for those with a certain amount of sophistication and financial means.

'Widow Maker' Natural Gas Market Is Poised for a Recovery

'Widow Maker' Natural Gas Market Is Poised for a Recovery

At least one large hedge fund blew up in November largely at the hands of an out-of-control futures and options markets.