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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The Importance of Taking Small Losses in Trend Following

Some beginning investors or traders who start trend following get upset when they take a loss. As much as trend following is all how one thinks, I am VERY Happy to take a small loss.

OK, I know this sounds weird but the truth if I do not take a small loss and follow exactly my plan to the letter, this small loss can morph into a large loss which would impact negatively my goal of compounding my money and building my (hopefully) ever positive sloping equity curve. Once one starts to think in terms of this context it is a lot easier to take not just one small loss, but even series of small losses ( believe me they will happen). These small losses mean nothing.Throughout my trading career these common small losses were cancelled out by small profits. Big Deal.
This is the price I have to pay to be on the trading field. While I am on this proverbial trading field I am available and ready for these hail mary touchdown trades. In most periods these are rare…but then at times they all seem to happen at the same time. For example last year…silver, cotton, sugar and wheat pretty much all happened at the same time in the summer. I was on the field, took many small losses had the small profits and then my methodology captured these great trades and my year was made. This is what trend following is. Nothing happens..Nothing has to happen and when you do not expect it…If you have a plan that is followed with patience and diligence you are available to profit from these trades.

The biggest parts of trend following are building a methodology that is robust (can trade all markets the same), encompasses a HEAVY DOSE of risk management and money management. Once this methodology is built is probably the hardest part for most, following the exact plan with patience and discipline. Trend following is not retirement in a box nor easy. The fact however is one can compound their way to wealth over time if they follow the plan. I have..My colleagues have…a select group of traders in my colleagues brokerage have also. It can be done.

Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

Andy Abraham

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