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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Buying the Highs & Selling the Lows in Trend Following

Buying the Highs & Selling the Lows are exactly what investors should do when they Trend Follow. However too many times investors buy the equity highs of commodity trading advisors only to sell them at equity lows. This is the exact the way to lose money as a pose to compounding your way to wealth. I had this conversation with one of my managers who we invested with who is a commodity trading advisor. He said this statement in jest but it is so true. He had two consecutive years with 30% + returns. Regardless of the fact that he explained to potential clients the draw downs out there and the fact one needs to be disciplined & a long term investor one investor opened an account with $6,000,000 dollars. Murphy’s law struck and almost immediately a draw down started. Within a short period of time this investor pulled his account. This is the example of how not to invest with a commodity trading advisor. Firstly I do not know his account size but rule one that myself and my colleagues follow is that no more than 2-5% of ones net worth should be allocated in any commodity trading advisor or trading program. Secondly it is prudent to scale into a commodity trading advisor or trading program. Due to the fact the manager has had a good run does not mean either it will continue or cease. We invest in order to have some exposure. No one knows the future. We leave enough powder to increase your allocation during a draw down. Myself and my colleagues have a very large percentage of our net worth invested in trend following strategies and managed futures. When a manager has had a good run we scale back some of our exposure enabling us to take advantage of the next upcoming draw down. The past rolling 24 out of 26 months were a rough draw down not based on depth of draw down rather duration. What was most interesting was over the early summer I saw some of the commodity trading advisors that we invest with actually increase their personal exposure. In the short term this has been prudent. The key is trade with a well thought out plan based on risk management. We also want to know risk per trade…risk per sectors…open trade equity risk as well as margin to equity..

Andrew Abraham
Andrabr9@gmail.com
www.myinvestorsplace.com
Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money


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