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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Good Trades & Bad Trades in Commodity Trading

There are good trades and then there are bad trades in trend following and commodity trading. Most confuse the point. They think a good trade is a trade that makes money and a bad trade is one that loses money. This is not correct. A good trade is a trade regardless if it makes money or not but rather the commodity trader followed his or her exact plan & rules. An example would be a commodity trader enters a position and it reaches its predetermined exit ( stop) and the trader exits without a second thought and the trade is over. It is irrelevant if the trade made money or not, it was a small loss. Commodity traders know they will have many small losses and they do not mean anything.

Commodity traders must be stringent in their rules & following them. An example of a bad trade is when a commodity trader ignores an exit signal in which they are in a losing situation with the hope the market rebounds and actually the market does. The trader holds the position and ( luckily) the loss transforms from losing to profit. This is a BAD TRADE! This reinforces a negative behavior and the markets are unforgiving. The commodity trader sets themselves up for disaster as they will repeat this action and a small loss could morph to a huge loss. The key to realize is that anything can happen. All we can do as commodity traders & trend followers is manage the risks. Take small risk bets and make yourself available for the eventual trends. All of this is easier said then done for many traders. Discipline and patience are hard characteristics to overcome. People want to be right! People want to make money now!

Trend followers and commodity trading advisors have no desire to be right. They know that they will make their money over a series of trades over long periods. Money is not the motivation. The game and love of trading is the motivation ( at least for me and my colleagues).

Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

Andrew Abraham
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