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Darren Carlat

Darren Carlat

Darren Carlat is the Managing Director of SpreadEdge Capital, LLC and is responsible for all aspects of the company's operations including market research, trading, customer satisfaction, and operations management.

In 1986, he started a 32-year career in various increasing capacities with Frito-Lay, Inc., a large snack food producer and distributor that is a division of PepsiCo Inc.. Prior to his

retirement in early 2018, Darren served as an Executive in Supply Chain Operations in the company’s headquarters in Plano, Tx.

For decades, Darren has been developing, programming, and testing a wide variety of trading systems. In 2010, he finished initial development efforts on a seasonal spread

trading strategy which he has continually refined, enhanced and improved. This trading system has been used for his own trading activities and is the basis of all the programs

described. In 2014, he founded SpreadEdge Capital, LLC, registered SpreadEdge Capital as a Commodity Trading Advisor, and began to offer the trading program to the public. He is now dedicated to this effort full time and remains as the largest investor in the Diversified program.

Darren can be reached at (214) 636-3133, or via email at

Most Recent Stories

Long Cotton butterfly spread and short Soybean Oil calendar spread

Cotton has dropped nearly (22%) since briefly topping the 100 level in early March. As of the Friday close, Cotton is sitting just above the upward trendline that has supported Cotton since October of...

Long Heating Oil calendar spread and long White Sugar calendar spread.

On a weekly chart, Heating Oil has formed a wedge over the past years that that will very likely break out in one direction or the other. Based on geopolitical risks and the performance of the other Energy...

Short VIX Calendar spread and short Feeder Cattle calendar spread

The VIX has been in a strong bearish seasonality period for several weeks now which historically should continue into July. The July, August calendar spread has hypothetically profited in all 15 of the...

Soybean Oil Calendar Spread and short Lean Hog Calendar Spread

Soybean Oil is entering a period of strong seasonal weakness.  The May, September calendar spread has hypothetically profited in all 15 of the past 15 years when entered on 3/24 and exited on 4/12.

Short Robusta Coffee Calendar Spread and Short Cotton Calendar Spread

Robusta Coffee is amongst the most “expensive and overbought” markets in the agriculture complex.

Short Cocoa Calendar Spread and a Short Crude Oil Butterfly Spread

Cocoa has been in a strong uptrend since late October and has increased over 270%. The past 2 weeks have formed neutral “spinning top” candles indicating that the strong move higher is likely over....

Short Live Cattle Calendar Spread and Short Kansas Wheat Calendar Spread

Selling the Live Cattle October, February calendar spread has hypothetically profited in all 15 of the past 15 years. In addition, the average profit to draw down ratio is very strong at 1.34 to 1.

Holding on to a losing Cocoa spread trade

Cocoa has been parabolic these past several weeks, but hedge funds and managed money have reduced their longs to 8-month lows.

Sell a Feeder Cattle calendar spread and a Natural Gas butterfly spread

Feeder Cattle has gained 16.5% since early December including an almost 4 point move on Friday 2/16. FC is now running into 2 layers of overhead resistance and will likely stall in the short term.

Long Brent Crude Calendar Spread and Long Soybeans Calendar Spread

February is the most bullish month of the year for Brent Crude futures.

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