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"Commodity Options" Book Release - Leverage Breakthrough Opportunities in Commodity Options – and Avoid the Pitfalls

New FT Press book, Commodity Options, reveals proven trading strategies that leverage the unique attributes of the commodity options markets.

New York, NY, May 01, 2009 --( New FT Press book, Commodity Options, reveals proven trading strategies that leverage the unique attributes of the commodity options markets.

As equity investing has become increasingly difficult, investors worldwide are discovering enormous new opportunities in commodity options trading. But there’s a crucial catch – and it can cost unwary investors dearly. Because commodities have different underlying characteristics than equities, commodity options behave differently – and conventional option strategies often fail as a result. Now, for the first time, two of the field’s leading analysts present strategies specifically designed to take advantage of the specific characteristics of commodity options.

In Commodity Options (FT Press, ISBN -13: 978-0-13-714286-6, $39.99, 288pp), Carley Garner and Paul Brittain reveal why commodity options represent such a valuable opportunity, and show investors how they may be able to profit from them. Garner and 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 and experience, they show how to leverage the specific attributes of commodity options, rather than falling victim to them.

The authors walk through multiple trades from top to bottom, present both long- and short-option approaches, and introduce powerful strategies usually ignored in options books – including strategies designed to systematically reduce the impact of market volatility. Along the way, they reveal:

· Four techniques that make winning trades more likely, and losing trades less common
· When to trade “short” options – and how to systematically manage the risks that scare many investors away
· How to combine long and short options to customize an optimal strategy for any market environment
· How to exploit short-lived trends through synthetic swing trading
· How to use “iron butterflies” to limit risk, and increase profits in “sideways” markets

Until now, most investors interested in trading commodity options have had to learn from books built upon stock option trading principles instead. With Commodity Options, they finally have an expert guide to optimizing their trades, in their markets. Using this book, they can take a far more active approach to managing risk in turbulent markets – and attempt to earn the consistent profits that may have become so elusive elsewhere.

About the Authors
Carley Garner is the senior analyst at DeCarley Trading and writes a monthly column for Stocks & Commodities. She has also been featured in such magazines as Futures, Active Trader, Option Trader, Your Trading Edge, and Pitnews Magazine. Garner is often interviewed by news services such as Reuters and Dow Jones Newswire, and authors The Stock Index Report and The Bond Bulletin, which are widely distributed on the web.

Paul Brittain entered the futures industry in 1983 as an option specialist, and has gained experience in all aspects of the business. His articles on trading have been published in Futures Magazine, Stocks and Commodities, Active Trader, Option Trader, Pit News Magazine, and Trader Monthly. He has also participated on trading panels nationwide as an option expert and publishes several trading newsletters.

About FT Press
FT Press ( publishes high-quality books in the areas of General Business, Finance and Investing, Sales and Marketing, Leadership, Management and Strategy, Human Resources, and Global Business. Our brand is built on the concept of signing and publishing the world’s best minds on the most relevant topics.

About Pearson
Pearson the global leader in education and education technology, reaches and engages today’s digital natives with effective and personalized learning, as well as dedicated professional development for their teachers. This commitment is demonstrated in the company’s investment in innovative print and digital education materials for preK through professional learning, student information systems and learning management systems, teacher development, career certification programs, and testing and assessment products that set the standard for the industry. The company's respected brands include Scott Foresman, Prentice Hall, Addison Wesley, Benjamin Cummings, the Stanford Achievement Test, the Wechsler family of assessments, SuccessNet, MyLabs, PowerSchool, SuccessMaker, and many others. Pearson's comprehensive offerings help inform targeted instruction and intervention so that success is within reach of every student at every level of education. Pearson’s commitment to education for all is supported by the global charitable giving initiatives of the Pearson Foundation. Pearson's other primary businesses include the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. For more information, go to

Commodity Options
Carley Garner, Paul Brittain
February 2009
288 pps.
ISBN-13: 978-0-13-714286-6

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