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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What really are the Differences in a Successful Trader & Trading Systems?

What really are the Differences in a Successful Trader & Trading Systems?

I had this conversation with one of my colleagues yesterday regarding the extreme volatilities we are seeing and was extremely insightful.

First question what constitutes a successful trader or what distinguishes a successful trader from another?

My first thought was longevity in order to compound money over time. Secondly how they manage the inherent risks while trading. We have both seen countless traders blow up from the famous (Long term capital, Amaranth Advisors, Bayou, or even Askin capital in 1994) to the obscure.

Our conversation extended to the idea of “The Best System”. We both agreed this does not exist rather simple robust systems that are applicable to all markets and time frames. More importantly the trader must be compatible with his methodology or system or otherwise success will not be achieved. To underscore this point, too many times I have heard traders complain that if they had only taken this trade or that trade this would have made their year. Basically they either did not have a plan or they did not follow their stated plan.

Summarizing our conversation we came to the conclusion that a successful trader is one who compounds money over long periods of time, knows that draw downs are part of trading & are mentally prepared for them, has a plan that all attributes of trading are already pre thought, he/she knows exactly what an entry signal looks like, what exactly an exit looks like regardless of profit or loss, cuts losses and lets profits run, avoids large losses, not big risk takers and maintain patience & discipline. What are your views?

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