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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Do You Know What is Your Risk Tolerance When Commodity Trading?

What is your risk tolerance?

Most people that I know don’t think about risk tolerance, this is why they do not even know where this threshold is in commodity trading. The fact is most people actually hate to lose money no matter how small the amount is. This is one of the reasons that many want to be commodity traders never succeed. There are commodity trading systems that tout 70% accuracy or even more. This has nothing to do with long term success in commodity trading. The fact is when trading commodities or managed futures you will experience countless losses. The goal of any commodity trading advisor or a commodity trading system is to keep these losses small. As long as they are small…they will be set off by small profits and rare big profits.

To clarify further regarding risk tolerance when commodity trading…could the question be, “Do you understand the different types of risk?”. What do you mean by the ‘different types of risk’ you may ask? Well, in my opinion there are at least two types of risk. The ones that are predictable and the ones that are unpredictable. In Commodity trading anything can happen…This is the idea of 6th sigma events that are totally not expected.

On the other hand…..Predictable risk in commodity trading or stock market trading includes risk that has a known probability of occurring. For example, if you are a stock market investor there is a probability that certain events may change the current direction of the stock market. A change in Federal Reserve Policy might be this type of event.

Unpredictable risk however, includes events that have an extremely low probability of occurring. Nevertheless they have been known to happen. An example of this is 9-11. No one expected terrorists to fly commercial airplanes into the World Trade Center, but they did. As system traders in the commodity futures markets, we have to be aware that we cannot quantify the unpredictable events neatly into a back-test. We must keep in mind that those unexpected risks, however unlikely, do occur.

The future is just as unpredictable as the markets. Therefore as traders, we must learn to always expect the unexpected if we want to stay in business…

I was at a commodity trading advisor conference and heard this statement… As commodity trading advisors we always must be aware of what can kill us. I thank GD that I was born with the mindset of being paranoid. To quote Andrew Grove “Only the Paranoid Survive”. Andrew Grove further states that “when it comes to business, I believe in the value of paranoia. Business success contains the seeds of its own destruction.” As commodity trading advisors that have seen virtually every way a trader can lose money ( including some ways we did) We…expect the unexpected!

If you have commodity related questions please, feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer your questions to the best of my ability. As well if you are interested I can share with you ideas that we are using.

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Andrew Abraham
A.Abraham@AngusJackson.com
www.AJpartnersinc.com
Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose


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