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  • "I have been trading fundamentally for over a year with mixed results. I could never figure out why some trades went against my position when the fundamentals looked good. All the news pointed the market in one direction, but the market went the opposite direction. I knew the answer must be in the technical side of the trade. David, you answered all of my questions and have inspired me to trade with an all new confidence. Your "Common $ense Commodities", has improved my trades greatly."

    Richard S. - Boulder, CO USA

  • Calendars are great. Lots of info in the side by side view. By the way, working my way through the options course and I have to say the videos are an invaluable complement to the book. Really brings the examples into focus.

    Kevin S.

  • "Each topic was very thoroughly covered. I also feel that your choice on the technical analysis selections was right on. It's taken me YEARS ... and thousands of hard earned dollars, to learn what you're offering your students with this manual. I am very pleased with this course. The foundation is in place to really bring something new to traders. Your chosen direction is right on mark."

    Raghee H, (commodities trader) Coral Springs FL, USA

  • "This is the best course I've taken so far, because its so comprehensive. Having had some exposure to trading, your lessons made sense and give very good value for the money. Like new formations. Blips. Like the 123 Top/Bottom rule, which makes a lot of sense. Also believe your strategy for entering market that breaks out of a channel - or whatever, a blip, too - is incredibly wise."

    Douglas M, Beverly Hills, CA USA

  • This is one of the first courses I ever read when learning to trade commodity futures. David Duty and I have been trading partners and friends ever since. I love trading futures, it's my heart and soul, and if you want to get a fantastic understanding of how to enter and be a part of this amazing and fascinating world, then this is absolutely the best course you can get your hands on, hands down! This is not just another "me too" book on trading, you could sift through hundreds, if not thousands of those, and never find much beyond black and white pages of long boring text. David's course is different, it's not just some book of text, it's a complete course, filled with charts, and pictures, and examples, and notes, and help along the way, and detailed explanations of difficult concepts. Trading doesn't have to be hard to understand, market's can only do three things, they can go up, they can go down, and they can go sideways. Buy low, sell high, cut your losers short, let your winner's run, that's the name of the game, right? But, if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. David's course is properly named, Common Sense Commodities because he uses simple logic when making trades...surprisingly something other books leave out. Other authors are so eager to impress you with all their in-depth technical mumbo jumbo language and their personal knowledge of the markets, that their books end up being more of a complicated essay on how much they know, rather than a simple step by step outline on how to put pencil to paper, and how to actually make money trading. This is what you get with Common Sense Commodities, an in-depth study of commodity trading, in easy to understand language and examples, step by step processes you can follow along, and actually implement in your own trading. If you've ever considered trading the commodities market, or if you've ever ordered one of those mail order books in the past, but weren't able to make it work for you, but you still have the desire and passion to trade, then you've found the course you need to get you back into the game. I highly recommend it, I promise you won't be disappointed. The best part, David, the author, gives you his personal phone number, you can actually call him, he loves to talk about trading, and never makes you feel like you've asked a dumb question. He's awesome! Best of trades,

    Lan Turner

  • "David, I wish I would have know about your course before I spent thousands of dollars on seminars and other high priced tools. What your course taught me I use every day and everyone else stuff is just that "stuff". Your course delivers the meat and potatoes of trading successfully!!....Thanks!"

    John McCarthy, Fenton, MI

  • "I know I've said this before, but I can still hardly believe how easy your methods are!! There are some things that I'm still having problems with (figuring profits/loses) but I read your book again this past weekend and more of the techniques have gotten easier to recognize. This morning, I found 8 trades to put on (paper trading) and that amazes me. Last week I put on 18 paper trades of which 16 completed the formations and I would have been in the market/in a contract. Of those 16, NONE were losers. That just really amazes me. NONE were losers."

    Terry S, Colorado Springs, CO USA

  • "I am a full time trader and in my three years of trading with a lot of hours and money invested and lost in numerous courses, nothing beats your course. The truth of the matter is it's very easy to understand and if you apply the concepts learned, there is no reason why one shouldn't have a competitive edge required to trade efficiently. In my case it is everything I've always searched for."

    Peter L (full time trader) Denver, CO USA

  • "There is a Japanese proverb, 'a book gives knowledge, but it is experience that gives under-standing'. Your real world experiences, so well presented in your commodities course, should benefit anyone who reads it. It is one of the most comprehensive courses I have ever seen and it's a great value for the money."

    Steve Nison, CMT

  • "David has turned his vast trading knowledge and experience into an educational course, loaded with examples, charts, and in depth detailed personal experiences. Anyone who might have the opportunity of spending time with David, and learn from one of the masters, is certainly in for a knowledgeable and pleasurable experience."

    Lan Turner, CEO Gecko Software Inc.

  • "I find your lessons and techniques are FANTASTIC. Before your lessons, when I looked at the charts I saw what I was supposed to, but did not quite understand what I saw. But with your lessons, the accuracy you could enter the market is amazing. Between your lessons and Gecko, it is something to watch the daily ticks on a chart stick like glue to the lines I draw in. Thank you David!"

    -Zorian B, King City, Ontario, Canada

  • Each topic was very thoroughly covered. I also feel that your choice on the technical analysis selections was right on. It's taken me YEARS, not to mention thousands of hard-earned dollars, to learn what you are offering your students with this manual. I am very pleased with this course. The foundation is in place to really bring something new to traders. Your chosen direction is right on mark.

    Bruce K. - Longmont, CO USA

  • The pamphlet I received in the mail from another commodities trader made it sound like I would be smoking cigars and wearing a Stetson in no time at all if I took his course and followed his teachings. Wrong! It was no more than a basic introduction to the market. Then I discovered "Common $ense Commodities", and really learned how to trade the market.

    Mike K. - Denver, CO USA

  • I have finally fallen into somewhat of a routine for watching all the charts. It takes me about an hour, depending on how many interruptions I have of course, but at least I’m getting through them. I know I’ve said this before, but I can still hardly believe how easy your system is!! There are some things that I’m still having problems with (figuring profits/loses) but I read your book again this past weekend, and more of the techniques have gotten easier to recognize. This morning, I found 8 trades to put on (paper-trading), and that amazes me. Last week I put on 18 paper-trades, of which 16 completed the formations, and I would have been in the market/in a contract. Of those 16, NONE were losers. That just really amazes me. NONE were losers.

    Terry S. - Colorado Springs, CO USA

  • I lost $300 in the actual trading of July wheat for the period of 1/5 - 2/23 by just using 123 bottom and trailing stops according to the instruction by TWMPMM course. But, after reading the chapter of "Ascending & Descending Channels" of your book, I reviewed the same trade of my July wheat, and realized that I would have made more than $1,400 by implementing the analysis in your textbook.

    Masamichi Y. Chicago, IL USA

  • The seminar in Denver was well worth every penny and every minute. If you are serious about learning to trade, or improving your trading, I STRONGLY suggest you attend. David is not only sincere, but knowledgeable and helpful. The seminar drew an excellent group of people, also. I learned a good deal from fellow students as well. Where’s the next one?

    Larry S. Long Island, NY USA

  • David, before I comment on the seminar, I wish to say that meeting you and your wife was truly a pleasure. You both are a very caring and genuine people, concerned for your students and the people you meet. I feel privileged to know you. I was very impressed by the extension of yourself to us, and making us feel at home in Denver. The seminar was fantastic. I learned a lot. The new concepts and information will FOREVER change my future trades. Learning key concepts, such as: entering and exiting the market, charting and properly reviewing my Reward/Risk level, was key. After Saturday, I had a new level of confidence in my trading ability. Finally, the limit of 10 students provided a very intimate atmosphere for us to both learn and interact. It was a great networking time to share past and future trades. I learned quite a bit from my fellow students. I truly appreciated the time I was able to spend with them. Again David, THANKS. I received good value for my time and money and would never hesitate to recommend the seminar to any other person.

    Chris M. La Palma, CA USA

  • For anyone who is considering going to one of David’s' seminars, I just have one piece of advice- DO IT. It was a very rich and rewarding experience for me. David has a way of presenting the different facts of this business in a very clear and understandable manner. You will quickly see the gift that he has for teaching the material that he covers, and the genuine love that he possesses for it and the people that he is working with, you the student. The network of people that you will meet is worth the price of admission alone. Thank you David, and all the people that you brought with you, who by the way came on their own without monetary compensation, simply because they truly enjoy what they do.

    Jim K. Corneal, NY USA

  • I was getting frustrated that my trades weren't working out overall, so I went to the seminar to try to find out why. It was very helpful, and I discovered some of the mistakes I was making. David was eager to answer our questions and give us his time 'round the clock. The options day was great too. I have always shied away from options, because I didn't understand them. They are actually a great way to go in many markets, and a needed strategy for my account. Thanks David. Just the networking alone was worth it.

    Zachery R. Boulder, CO USA

  • Great learning experience. It was a dynamic seminar, with very knowledgeable leaders. David presented a comprehensive, two-day, "hands-on" program that was packed full of information and strategies. I came away with a better understanding of how to read charts and use them to find better trading opportunities. The extremely informative session on options gave me super risk management and money management tools that I need for successful trading. The most impressive thing about this seminar is that the instructors are experienced traders - They didn't give us "theory or sugar coated". It was straight from the shoulder, real world stuff!

    Carole J. Oakland, CA USA

  • Well, I came all the way from Toronto, and it is was worth every cent. David is not only, knowledgeable, helpful, and caring, but a heck of a nice guy. I finally understood a whole bunch of concepts that had been very blurry before. The second day on Options was also HUGELY informative. It was also very cool to meet 9 other students from around the world. I could go on and on and on about good stuff about the seminar, but it is 5:00 am, and a cup of coffee is calling my name!!!!

    Keith A. Toronto, ONT Canada

  • Anyone interested on trading commodities should attend your seminar. There were no negative comments in conversations with other participants, only positive. I think you knocked yourself out to make sure that everything was perfect for us, including accommodations, meals, and transportation. The seminar was great in clarifying information I'd already read but didn't fully understand, in teaching new (to me) trading techniques, in gaining insight from other students. Most of all, you just have to "be there". The hands on experience is priceless.

    Claudia W. St. Paul, MN USA

  • Testimonial Disclaimer

    Unique experiences and past performances do not guarantee future results! Testimonials herein are are non-representative of all members; certain accounts may have worse performance than that indicated. Trading commodity futures, options, contract for difference and binary options involves substantial risk and there is always the potential for loss. Your trading results may vary. Because the risk factor is high in these market trading, only genuine “risk” funds should be used in such trading. If you do not have the extra capital that you can afford to lose, you should not trade in our market. No “safe” trading system has ever been devised, and no one can guarantee profits or freedom from loss. Commonsensecommodities.com does not pay for testimonials, all of our testimonials are voluntary.

  • I purchased this same course a few years ago whwn I attended one of David's two-day seminars in Atlanta. I had been trading for a year or so before that and was not doing very well to be honest. After I got home from the seminar I spent the next month studying his course and listening to many hours of videos that came with it and finally realized what I was doing wrong. After that everything changed, the way i looked at charts, how I managed risk, how to exit with a profit rather than holding on and giving all my profits back. The courses he writes are written in a way that keeps your interest like a good novel would. He is able to take what seemed to be a very complex subject and make it understandable and even fun to read. I did have a few questions and I called him on the phone number in the course. He actually answered the phone himself! If that wasn't a shock in itself, he suggested we do a private one-on-one webinar later in the day. Of course I did the webinar with him and he probably spent an hour with me. It made me feel special to say the least. Since then I've called him a few times to ask about something and he was always willing to take time to talk with me. I'm going to sign up for his Live trading room when I get back home next week. I can say without hesitation that investing in David's courses has paid me back 100 times over and I'm finally in the position to quit my job and replace my income by trading. Can't say enough good things about his courses, seminars and how much I've learned.

    Amazon User

  • Possibly the best, no-nonsense, easy to understand, and exciting commodities trading course I have ever purchased. (And I have purchased a bunch of them!!) David removes the mystique of trading the commodities markets and brings the student to a ground zero understanding thru common sense examples, charts, and explanations. He also includes videos which not only demonstrate each principle he is teaching, but provide live examples as well. He is there for you and will answer any question you might have. He has also made personal custom webinars for me when I have had a problem understanding a particular concept. I have found him to be very generous with his time and expertise. He is down to earth and very friendly. I would highly recommend his Common Sense Commodities course to not only the beginning trader but also to the experienced trader as well. I keep his course book on my trading desk as a very handy reference. I might also add that his literary style is such that it will not only be entertaining but will also keep one's attention. There will always be something new to glean from each reading. I have gone thru the course several times and each time I pick up something new. A most excellent course produced by a most excellent mentor! His companion course: Common Sense Options is most highly recommended also.

    Amazon Customer

  • Over the years I have purchased a number of different investment books, courses, etc. Many of them turned out to be "teasers" to get you to purchase expensive ongoing services and others (especially the "Guy in the Hat's") was an overly simplified explanation of how to visually follow patterns and "gamble" real money on them. David's "Common Sense Commodities" was and is still the best I have come across. I would compare what he provides to a true educational course. He of course shows the trading patterns, but he explains the "Why's" behind them so that you know why they are occurring. Most importantly, he emphasizes the importance of having a plan in place before trading. Without a plan, you are not trading you are GAMBLING. David teaches you how to treat this as a business, and how to protect your money from market turns. He also doesn't try to tease you by talking about MAKING A FORTUNE! in the Market or LIVING THE DREAM! He explains how to make consistent gains vs. the occasional loss (and how to limit your losses) Over time, this is the true way to make money and this alone is worth the cost of the course!

    Fitzboy

  • I was floundering with my trading when I first got involved in commodities. I had great success in the stock market and thought that commodities trading would be a snap. Wrong! I initially blew up two accounts and was quite perplexed as I had a good handle on the stock market. Then, David produced his commodities course, born out of the same frustration that I also had. After obtaining his courses and starting over again I found success. I highly recommend that you do the same! Lan Turner (above) tells it quite elegantly!

    Dave D. Glenside, PA

  • This is the best course on commodities that I have ever read! It is comprehensive and easy to understand. I have spent much money on other courses only to be disappointed in their inability to communicate the basic, foundational elements needed to understand how to trade commodities. David Duty's Common Sense Commodities is the best that I have ever read or studied. I highly recommend this course for those who are beginners who are wanting to learn how to trade commodities as well as those who are already traders.

    Valerie

  • I took David's course a number of years ago. I previously did a different course that really pumped you up, but did not really prepare you for reality. I found David's course to be exactly as promised, a common sense approach to trading. There were not secrets, no magic way to do it, just commons sense. What I like about it is multi-faceted: He preaches caution, and taking a clear headed and simple approach to your trading. He is very good at backing up what he says, providing countless emails, support, and shows you what he is doing himself in his trading. When I did the previous course I jumped straight in to trading, and had some initial success. However, I then lost that success, and became very jaded in the whole process. I came across Common Sense Commodities and decided to give it a go. I was very happy I did. Although, I am still gun-shy from my previous experience, I have been paper trading to great success. I am about ready to dip back into that pool and use a bit more Sense the previously.

    Stado Moes

  • I purchased David's courses based on a recommendation from my husband's friend who makes his living by investing. I very much appreciate David's approach to teaching and his personal availability to assist in the learning process.

    jln1177

  • I am from Singapore. I bought David's course since its first issue. It is possibly THE best course on the subject matter. Further more, David does not leave the buyer high and dry after the purchase - he remains a friend always since. Thank you very much, David.

    K C Oon

  • I purchased this same course a few years ago whwn I attended one of David's two-day seminars in Atlanta. I had been trading for a year or so before that and was not doing very well to be honest. After I got home from the seminar I spent the next month studying his course and listening to many hours of videos that came with it and finally realized what I was doing wrong. After that everything changed, the way i looked at charts, how I managed risk, how to exit with a profit rather than holding on and giving all my profits back. The courses he writes are written in a way that keeps your interest like a good novel would. He is able to take what seemed to be a very complex subject and make it understandable and even fun to read. I did have a few questions and I called him on the phone number in the course. He actually answered the phone himself! If that wasn't a shock in itself, he suggested we do a private one-on-one webinar later in the day. Of course I did the webinar with him and he probably spent an hour with me. It made me feel special to say the least. Since then I've called him a few times to ask about something and he was always willing to take time to talk with me. I'm going to sign up for his Live trading room when I get back home next week. I can say without hesitation that investing in David's courses has paid me back 100 times over and I'm finally in the position to quit my job and replace my income by trading. Can't say enough good things about his courses, seminars and how much I've learned.

    From Amazon

  • I bought this course a long time ago. It is true to it's title "Common Sense". David how a way of taking the veil of the mystery of trading. This course is tried and tested and has stood the test of time. It is good to know that there are still honest people who supply training and actually trade and use the course they are selling. There are many sharks in the water these days but David is not one of them. Well done David!!

    Larry

  • This is the best course on learning about commodities and how to trade them...hands down! I started using David Duty's course back in 2003-2004 and it is the one I recommend to everyone. It is straight forward and easy to understand yet provides you a very usable and understandable approach to trading successfully. My mother, who is now in her 80s, used David's course to learn about and start trading commodities when she was in her 70s! If you seriously want to learn about and eventually trade commodities, this is where you should start! Not only do you have access to an awesome education but you also get the ability to get input from the author himself along with a huge online community of traders who started out with David's course and who are willing to share their experience and insight!

    Amazon customer

  • I can only ditto the glowing remarks that others who gave this course a five-star review have made. Along with other courses that David has authored, I purchased the Common Sense Commodities course when it was first released, and I was one of the first to purchase his Common Sense Options course. David doesn't just sell courses--he follows through with his time. He considers each course purchaser his student, and he personally cares about each and every one. In order to ensure that you have a complete understanding of the concepts involved in charting and trading commodities and options, David goes the second mile to give you access to all videos and notes that pertain to his courses, and he is always available to answer any questions that you may have. He is a born teacher and trainer, and I consider his courses basic to laying a solid foundation for your trading experience, be it in commodities or stocks.

    M. Anne Coker