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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Futures Trading & Trading Strategies

In regard to futures trading as well as the trading strategies that can assist you in trying to get to your goals,mechanical trend following approaches are what we use in my daily trading of our commodity pool. Hopefully you have read my other posts, there is no holy grail. This is hard work every day or you can invest with a commodity trading advisor in which you understand how he trades. Regardless what I have seen that has worked in the past and stands the potential to continue to succeed in futures trading are the trading strategies mentioned below. The irony as many traders think they are absolutes, they are not. They all seem to have draw downs together as well as the rare large profits together. The reason being is they are all trend following with differences. The only difference is the strategy of counter trend in which I am not the greatest fan ( only to be used in longer term trading strategies with the goal to reduce some of the draw downs).

Trend Following Trading Strategies for Futures Trading
ATR Channel
ADX System
Bollinger Breakout
Donchian
Dual Moving Average
Triple Moving Average ( like two was not enough.. trying to find the holy grail)
Turtle

as well as Bollinger Counter trend

The point I want to make is that there is really very little difference between these systems. They all will have draw downs as well as great years like last year. It all depends on the markets you trade or your commodity trading advisor trades. It all depends on the amount of money in your account or how much you allocate to your commodity trading advisor.
The biggest difference between success and failure is the risk and money management. Any of these approaches can be low volatile or a massive roller coaster. This means all depends on your risk per trade. What percentage of your account do you trade on any signal. Some cowboys trade in excess of 2 percent. Others have no concept of risk per trade. I go with the stomach concept that they know the future. We try to risk less than 1% on any trade. This has kept us in the game. Next we look at correlations between the markets. We do not risk more than 5% per sector.. ie grains.. meats.. index..currencies..etc. The reason being is one morning while all these trades are working…you will wake up and see they are going in the opposite direction and you are losing money..Lastly the next issue is open trade equity. This is were your draw downs will come from.. We limit our open trade equity to the mid teens to the low 20% range.
Bottom line… there are no magic trading strategies in futures trading. The only magic is the risk that is applied to very simple systems that are based on price.

Andrew Abraham
www.myinvestorsplace.com

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


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