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Trading Commodities, Commodity Options and Currencies (Collection) by Carley Garner, Paul Brittain

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Chapter 13. Why You Should Speculate in Futures

My aim has always been to provide readers with a candid account of the realities of trading rather than fill them with unrealistic expectations. I believe that doing so can better prepare traders for what lies ahead and, accordingly, might improve their odds of becoming a victorious trader. Throughout this book I have outlined the difficulties of trading, but hopefully I haven’t discouraged you from involving yourself in the commodity markets. After all, the futures and options markets can be potentially lucrative for those willing to accept and properly manage the corresponding risks. Furthermore, I am a broker who makes a living through commission. The last thing that I want to do is deter qualified ...

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