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

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Chapter 4. Account Access, Trading Platforms, and Quote Vendors

The commodity markets are volatile and often unforgiving. Thus, it is imperative that traders receive accurate information regarding their trading accounts and ample market access. After all, I believe that the largest component to trading success is psychological, and it is hard to be calm, cool, and collected if you are essentially blind when it comes to market price, account positions, and balances.

With that said, the phrase “ample market access” can have wildly different meanings between any given traders. For instance, a professional trader would likely need real-time quotes and charts, point-and-click trading capabilities, and immediate access to current account balances. ...

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