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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Decisions Process in Trend Following & Commodity Trading

To the inexperienced, the decisions process in trend following & commodity trading should be complicated. Since I have been involved in commodity trading since 1994, I have seen what stands the chance of succeeding over the long term and what does not. Besides being a Commodity trading advisor with a commodity pool I work as an AP ( associated person at a brokerage firm). I became an AP not to solicit business but to get a first hand over view who has succeeded ,who has not and what they were doing right.
We have had clients that were PHDs that could not earn a penny. If trading was equivalent to intelligence there should be alot more successful commodity traders. So what is one of the keys to success? As I harp on is discipline and patience, but there is more than that.
What I saw first hand succeed over long periods of time ( albeit with alot of aggravation ( if you let it)..& draw downs ) is trend following. As a trend follower in our commodity pool and commodity futures trading, we simply use price information and volatility to determine position sizing and entries & exits. I apologize but the truth is I have no idea regarding the future…my opinions mean nothing as everyone’s on CNBC or Bloomberg. ( as an example of an SP 500 trade we entered last week in which we exited..we entered due to a price break down…and covered yesterday with a loss of approx 1/2 of 1 % of our account). No one knows any more than me or you. So basing on the fact I do not use the future I have to use a simple mechanical trading system based on multiple time frames and markets to make low risk “BETS”.
More so …discussing knowing the future. Not just would I have to know what would be in any one market… I would need to know the future in numerous markets.. The reason being there are periods various markets are quiet and choppy. Not pushing the fact, the bottom line is I can not be an expert in 80+ markets. However realizing I do not know the future …not being an expert in any one market..I would say I am competent in my mechanical “simple” commodity trading plan based on entries..exits…and most importantly risk and money management. Hopefully over time I can grind out a positive return based on many years.

The fact of the matter is the less a commodity futures trader looks for the magic system, holy grail, indicator etc..or any complicated analysis the better off they are. ( what I mean there are less decisions to make). This is an example.. I would only enter when this indicator says this..but I need confirmation contingent on several other indicators ( same with an exit). The fact is PRICE is everything..When it moves…it moves.. It is pretty simple.. In commodity trading verbage I am referring to a Breakout or Breakdown. That is it. More so..the entries and the exits mean nothing.. the key is the money management..risk management..and position sizing. You can flip a coin and probably do as good as 50/50 with any entry..

Keep it simple but not simpler. Understand your system or plan. Understand how your commodity trading advisor thinks and puts on trades. This will keep you in the marathon of commodity trading. It is surely not easy.

Andrew Abraham
www.myinvestorsplace.com

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


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