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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Randomness in Commodity & Forex Trading

Successful commodity traders and forex traders know there is a random distribution of results of winners and losers. The majority of commodity traders and forex traders use some type of mechanical trading systems. The reason they use a mechanical trading system is that they can test out their plan and see the historical back tests & results. This builds confidence in the mechanical trading systems for both commodity traders and forex traders.
However…and this is a Big However… lets say out of 20 trades… the traders know historically they will have approx 8 winning trades ( trades that work) and approx 12 trades that are losers ( trades that don’t work). These traders do not know…and need to understand if they want to be a long term successful trader, is they do not know which trades will be the big winners…( which are VERY Rare) and they don’t know the order of the trades. What I mean is very simply… I have seen commodity traders give up after having 3 losses in a row. They think the mechanical trading system does not work and they give up. There will be many times that commodity traders will experience multiple trades that do not work (losers) in a row. It will surely happen but as long as those losses are small it does not matter. It is really the price of being available to trade. Once commodity traders can think in probabilities and maintain small losses they have made tremendous progress.
Besides the fact commodity traders have no idea of which trades will work…they also do not know the order of the trades working… more so they don’t know the magnitude of when trades do work. The key is very simple ( yet hard to do)..temper expectations… realize you can have multitudes of trades that not working one right after another…and yes they are annoying…but that is reality..and commodity traders need to know that sometime in the future…they will stumble into very big winners. When the commodity trader does have the big winner….they did not do anything different..they made themselves available… they were patient…they were disciplined.. and the market just made them available to that rare large winning trade.

Personally I think fishing is a great analogy to commodity trading. You need to be patient.. you need to be disciplined…and if the fish are not out there( no trends) you will not make money. More so …once in a while… in rare times …a school of fish go by and you reel them in. This is really what commodity trading is…going through long periods of draw downs or periods of small profits and small loses…and then in some short periods having good returns…and then back again to the draw downs…or periods of nothing happening (like this year).
In order to be a successful commodity trader one needs to think in terms of probabilities…and understand commodity trading is a marathon of endurance. More so, to be successful ,strong risk measures must be in place. Anything can and will happen in trading. Make sure you are prepared ….have a plan.

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


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