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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Speculation in the Commodity Markets

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The first thought of some regarding the word, speculation in the commodity markets is of total risk or cowboy mentality. More so, the term speculator is looked down upon by the idea of trying to control the crude markets or selling short last year. All of these are inaccurate.

What really is Speculation in the Commodity Markets? If the speculation is done correctly with risk & money management rules then one might say Trend following is a form of speculation. Letג€™s face it. Everything we do in our lives is speculation due to the uncertainty of everything. Every business venture is uncertain. Buying a piece of real estate is uncertain. Even getting into your car and driving to work is uncertain. The idea of trend following is that one realizes and accepts the uncertainty and manages the risks. Without managing the risks… any speculation or even trend following is a gamble. This is not our goal to gamble but rather to compound money over time.

Some of the premises of a successful trend follower (Speculator) or characteristics of a successful commodity trading advisor are as follows:
1. Confident in the face of uncertainty
2. Self Reliant and does not seek out the advice of others. The successful commodity trading advisor has developed his/her strategy and knows it is all a numbers game and what to expect. Small losses.. Small profits.. Rare large profits…and the commodity trading advisor makes sure he/she does not have large losses.
3. Flexible- The successful commodity trading advisor has no opinion and is flexible to go long or short as price dictates. He/She knows that opinions do not translate into profits. Rather they trend follow and let price dictate which direction to trade if at all.
4. Patience- Trend following CTAs know that draw downs will occur with great regularity and that the durations of some are extensive.
5. Discipline- Trend following commodity trading advisors don’t change their methods or systems in the midst of a draw down. They are always testing ideas and researching to improve however they are disciplined to take every trade their trend following systems gives them. There is not a second thought…should I take this trade or not?

The connotation of a speculator has been slighted. Too many look to blame those that are successful. Fortunes were won by trend followers in the oil markets…and in shorting the stock indices last year (besides so many other markets). The losers were the buy and hold mutual fund owners or those that believed they knew better than the markets themselves. One stand out was T Boone Pickens the oil expert who saw his energy hedge fund implode because he did not follow price. Nothing ever really changes. Fear..Greed..Panic!

This is why trend following a large basket of commodity markets are an essential part of anyoneג€™s portfolio. Human nature never changes!

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Andrew Abraham
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Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

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