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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Proprietary trading algorithm for trend following

AHA…I have your interest…You are looking for the secret sauce or holy grail. Well, there is no secret sauce or holy grail. Trend following is hard work. It sounds much more impressive than it really is, a “proprietary trading algorithm”.

I had this question posed to me regarding the trend following methodology that I use with my colleagues when we trade commodities. This question was posed by an attorney who has been in the process of setting up the commodity trading advisor (CTA) for me & my colleagues to trade. The reality is very simple I explained, all the work has been based on Richard Donchian and Richard Dennis for the last 17 years. Richard Donchian lost his money in the Great Depression and made a fortune by trend following there after. My simple thought if it worked for Richard Donchian it will work for Andrew Abraham and his colleagues. This methodology, is a simple robust idea with stringent risk filters. That is it. All of this information is all included in my blog and is in the public domain regarding Richard Donchian & Richard Dennis’s Turtle program. The obvious question then is why do most people fail in commodity trading. The obvious answer they either do not have a plan, they do not use money management or risk management or they simple do not have the discipline & patience to let their programs work over time. There are no secrets. I know countless traders that instead of losing money in any particular year would have made money if they followed their rules and took trades they did not feel comfortable taking. Seeing this through out the years taught me that I know that I do not know the future and that I MUST TAKE EVERY TRADE. Murphy’s law would be the trade I did not feel comfortable taking could make my year.

I have to admit what made the difference for me was the help of my colleague who learned under Ed Seykota. Ed Seykota taught him how to think and approach commodity trading from the mental level. This has been instilled in me for the last 17 years.

I trust my methodology and know it will continue to work over time. I know that I will have draw downs, I know that I will have many trades that do not work (actually lose money but I prefer this rather to a Maddoff promise of 1% a month & then blowing up) and mostly I know that I make myself available to catch some monster trends that even I can not believe.

Bottom line..No one knows the future, no one knows more than you. In order to succeed in trend following and especially commodity trading have a plan thought out with all possible outcomes in place before you put on a trade, follow it, use money & risk management and have patience to let it work over time. You have a choice you can do this yourself or you can allocate to a commodity trading advisor. I actually do both in order to smooth out my returns and compound my way to wealth. I never allocate more than 3% of my net worth to any idea…and even the trading I do with my colleagues.
Stop looking for the Holy Grail, start trend following and put yourself in the possible position to compound your money over time.

Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

Andrew Abraham

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