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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Second Guessing Commodity Trading Systems

Mechanical trading systems used in commodity trading if followed with discipline and patience can assist one in their quest for long term success. Many of these systems are based on trend following. One of the most positive aspects of mechanical commodity trading systems is that it helps commodity traders control their emotions ( or at least it should)
Mechanical trading systems accomplishes this by automatically placing your buy and sell orders based on the parameters determined by the system. BUT….
Too many traders start second guessing their system at the first sign of a draw down or if they have an opinion opposite their analysis.
Has this been you? ֲ Let’s say that based on your analysis,ֲ you feel gold is going to rise. Your system, however, will not generate a buy signal for gold.

Just as you thought, gold rises. You feel that you were right and start to get frustrated, and possibly even angry. You were right, the system was wrong.
What you forgot, were all those previous times when your system was right and you were wrong. Second guessing your trading system can only lead to aggravation. You are using a mechanical trading system based on the fact you tested out ( or should have ) an idea. Your back tests proved the concept…so why look to start deviating? This is one of the quickest ways to lose confidence and money.
The real fact is very simple..sometimes your system will be right and you will be wrong. Sometimes you will be right and the system will be wrong, and other times you and your system will be right. The fact to realize is that any trade means absolutely nothing. Your money will be made over a series of many trades.
If you really want to succeed long term in commodity trading is that you do not try to outguess your mechanical commodity trading system.

In your quest for success it would be worth your time reading Mark Douglas. He is an authority on the psychology of trading. In one of his books he states “Systems aren’t designed to give you isolated signals of an opportunity to be taken when it seems right. What they do is mathematically define, quantify, and categorize past relationships in collective human behavior to give you a statistically probable outcome for the future.
As I have stated over and over…one of the keys to long term success in commodity trading is Patience and Discipline. Outguessing your commodity trading system is the opposite of discipline.
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.

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Andrew Abraham

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