Andrew Abraham

andy-0101 My name in Andrew Abraham. I have been investing in commodities and managed futures since 1994. I adhere to the philosophy of trend following. Trend following stresses a disciplined approach to commodity/ futures trading. Successful trend following and commodity futures investing requires patience, discipline and actively managing the risk. What sets me apart from other traders is that I am not only concerned about the return on investment but how much risk I will have to tolerate to achieve my goals.

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If you are interested in contacting for speaking engagements. Please email me at or call 954 903 0638.

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Futures and commodity trading involve substantial risk. The evaluations of futures and commodities may fluctuate and as a result, clients may lose more than their original investment. In no event should the content of this website be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication by, that you will profit, or that losses can or will be limited in any manner whatsoever. Past results are no indication of future performance. Information provided on this website is intended solely for informative purposes and is obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Information is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible, where projections of future conditions are attempted.



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How Much Money Do I Really Need for Commodity Futures Trading?

I am sure you have seen those late night informercials how to make a million dollars in commodity futures trading. How about an option strategy buying heating oil in the summer because it has to go up in the winter. Well guess what, it does not work that way. Commodity futures trading is the hardest yet easiest thing to do. Too many think this is a get rich quick idea. Well, it is a quick rich slow idea, boring, aggravating at times and simply one has to have enough money to survive the most common choppy directionless markets. Only once in a while are there big moves, unexpected powerful ones. Where were the experts predicting the recent stock market crash( however trend following commodity trading advisors made a fortune). How about the experts who were calling for crude oil to go to $200 ( who knows it might..but again trend following commodity trading advisors made a fortune).

After being involved as an investor as well as a commodity trading advisor in commodity futures trading since 1994, I can tell you if you think to start trading with less than $100k you might be better off flushing it down the toilet. This is just my opinion, but as Ed Seykota a legendary trend follower has stated there is no dollar amount too big or too small. The key is following your system or staying with your commodity trading advisor during the eventual draw down. The volatility is so great in the markets currently if you do not have enough money in your futures trading account and you attempt to run a tight stop, just the noise can take you out.

In summation, there is no magic number… however in my first hand experience I would not even suggest with less than $100k

Futures and commodity trading involve substantial risk.People can and do lose money trading.

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