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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Trend Following & The Current Food Crisis

One would easily think that commodity trading advisors are making fortunes these days between the rising costs of food prices and crude oil. Well I have bad news this is not the case ( at least maybe yet). Actually only several commodity trading advisors that I follow are up double digits, Drury Capital and Dunn Capital both up approx 10% YTD. Most are + or – slightly around the 1% -2% range. The trading plans I run are down approx -1.9% and -1.4% respectively.

The point I want to stress is that trend following and commodity trading is not easy. It is not retirement in a box! One’s money is compounding over many long years. The issue I always keep in mind is that any trade means nothing…any month means nothing…and even any year does not mean anything. My personal experience has been I have compounded my money over the last 17 years. For example I multiplied a $200,000 investment with Monroe Trout & later the people that ran his company after he left ( famous commodity trader from Market Wizards) 8 times over the years. I have done this with other commodity trading advisors and trend followers. I do not risk more than 2-3% of my allocated capital to any idea as well as my & colleagues trading programs. All along I improved my own trend following ideas with a great deal of assistance from my colleagues who learned under Ed Seykota. I was lucky to learn what it takes to stay in this hard arena. I probably saw every mistake as well as all the mistakes I made with my colleagues.

During my 17 years I have had numerous draw downs and tough periods. There were times I was down at least 20% and on rare ocassions even more. The reason I have been able to compound my money is that I had the discipline and patience to get through these draw downs both in duration of time and magnitude. It is not a warm feeling being down 20% or worse a 30% draw down. However this is the reality of pretty much any commodity trading advisor at best and some down much more.

Point is I want to make, it is very possible that 15% CAR possibly can be repeated over time ( However past returns are not a given for future returns). Trend followers take advantage of fear, greed,famine, and countless crisis. This is human nature. Trend followers take advantage of these issues.

This is the reality of trend following.

Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

Andrew Abraham

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