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 Andrabr9@gmail.com 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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Discipline in Commodity Trading & Trend Following

One of the most important aspects of commodity trading is discipline. I am a commodity trading advisor & trend follower. The real truth is most of the time nothing is really happening ( there are no trends) and our job is not to lose money. What reinforces my discipline is when I speak to fellow commodity trading advisors and we preach to each other. It helps to reinforce discipline..More so I am very lucky to have 2 colleagues who watch every trade I do and make sure it is exactly what our systems designates. Besides that we have conversations all the time such as …you never know which trades will work…you don’t know the future so you have to put them on…you have to make yourself available for the times when there are the rare winners…and so on and and so..Besides the fact I have been trading since 1994 it is easy for thoughts to pop into ones thinking.. Or for an exact example…even though I knew I had to put on a trade… I really did not want to…nor did I think it would work. I will give you an exact example of if I did not follow my system and methodology I would have missed a winning trade. The meaning of this is, when you are commodity trading.. you have to have an exact reason for buying..selling.. getting out with a loss..or with a profit…If you start second guessing yourself you will lose money..This is what I mean discipline.

Using common sense ( which have cost me alot of US dollars).. In my mind…there are droughts all over the world..money has been printed like toilet paper which should cause inflation..Using this thinking I was not overly excited taking a corn trade. Add in the fact that corn was already down for the year more than 50%. There was nothing to think..but ok..here comes another loss in a slew of other trades… So here is the position from the statement

6/23/09 F1 2 GI DEC 09 CBOT CORN 4.09 US 7,475.00

* 2 * CLOSE PRICE 3.34 1/4 ** 7,475.00 *

AVG SHORT 4.090

If I had not taken the trade… I would have given up a nice potential profit. Lesson to learn here… Have a mechanical trading system or a commodity trading advisor that you understand exactly how it works or how the commodity trading advisor thinks. How the risk management..how the money management works.. Make sure the commodity trading advisor is beyond disciplined.. Make sure if you think you are going to do your own commodity trading you are disciplined. Realize with what ever type of analysis ..Price is going to be right…No one knows the future…Know that you have to take every trade and be consistent. If you can not do this…don’t trade.. if you do not have a time window of at least 3 years to allocate to a commodity trading advisor don’t allocate..

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Andy Abraham
www.myinvestorsplace.com

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


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