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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Why Commodity Trading Advisors have Different Returns

There is always talk about correlations among commodity trading advisors and even more so among trend followers. I want to point out clearly there are correlations however there are differences & even reasons to have a basket of commodity trading advisors. If & when there are trends it is hard to imagine that all trend followers jump all at the same time (example silver or the shorting of the US dollar).

However some trend follower do not partake as these particular movers might not be in their portfolio or they might not be taking any new trades because their maximum risk threshold has been met or for whatever reasons. I have managed accounts with various commodity trading advisors personally through an investment entity plus my own trading.

Each commodity trading advisor seems to get in at or out at different points which effect their results. As a clear example gold, one commodity trading advisor entered at 1466 on 4/7/2011, on one of my models I entered at 1418 on 3/28/2011, another commodity trading advisor entered on 3/29/2011 at 1414 and put on 2 contracts and another manager put on 2 contracts at 1507 on 4/21/2011. Same trend all different entries and even exposures thus different returns. The commodity trading advisors who put on 2 contracts instead of one are usually more volatile managers, greater returns on the upside and greater draw downs. There is no wrong or right or even better or worse. Each commodity trading advisor has their own unique methodology & rules. I “try” to smooth out my personal returns by combining my own trading with trading done by outside commodity trading advisors. Invariably each year I have some managers do much better than others, some do worse most have similar returns in the middle but the important point is I have diversification. In commodity trading anything can happen. This is a very risky business. Even long established commodity trading advisors can encounter steep draw downs. FCMS can go bankrupt. Even though in theory there are segregated accounts, if the FCM does not segregate like with Refco our funds are at risk. There is no free lunch when trading commodities. We have to do our homework, be diligent and realize that anything can happen & try our best to have proper risk management in place.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance
Futures trading involves risk. People can and do lose money

Andrew Abraham

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