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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Correlations between Commodity Trading Advisors & Trend Follwers

A question I encounter often is, what are the correlations between your trading and other commodity trading advisors. More so…what makes you different.. Both are great questions..First in my opinion out of the thousands of commodity trading advisors, I would only consider diversified trend followers. This cuts out the options strategies that I have seen too often blow up. Next in all of my years… I have only seen one short term who can consistently grind out a positive return..( and I have invested with her). Most short term traders have not held up over the years. The next most important issue is risk.. How does the commodity trading advisor or trend follower define and manage risk. This cuts the playing field tremendously. Even some commodity trading advisors don’t understand the golden rule of risk per trade..risk per sector…open trade equity risk. It is not the return on investment.. it is the amount of risk needed to tolerate those returns.

So I would only compare us to other trend following diversified ( large basket of potential markets) that understand risk. More so… I would compare us to commodity trading advisors who trade multiple systems as there is no magic system. Even with all of this said…how are we comparable in our niche.. What is interesting is that in our niche, commodity trading advisors have similiar but different results. Put it this way..why do commodity trading advisors throughout the world in different offices seem to have similiar good periods and lackluster returns. For example last year was a great year for commodity trading advisors in our niche…and this year… nothing.. absolutely nothing is happening..The answer is quite simple… we are like fishermen.. if the fish don’t does not matter how good our fishing poles are. Trend following can only be successful when there are trends. The reason there are correlations between commodity trading advisors is that the markets are open to those who are aware to take advantage of the trends.

Even with all of this said.. how does one explain the difference in the degrees of returns in the good times..and the drawdowns in the choppy periods…Very simple.. going back to basis… RISK. How much risk does a commodity trading advisor look to take on. Very simply..the bigger the risk per trade.. or sector allocation..or open trade equity allowable..the greater the return…but more importantly..the greater the draw down.

If you really want to succeed in commodity trading & futures trading. You have a choice…you can take the arduous path of learning for yourself or you can allocate to a professional commodity trading advisor in which you understand exactly how he/she trades…how he/she manages the risks inherent in trading and have the patience and discipline to stay with them at 4-5 years. More so I would suggest allocating no more than 5% ( even less) of your net worth to any idea…If you seek to compound your way to wealth… these are the tenants of potential success..

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Andrew Abraham

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

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