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 and Overtrading

When one commits to the philosophy of trend following by nature they seem to mitigate one of the most detrimental aspects of commodity trading, overtrading. Overtrading has a large variance depending on who you ask. By definition overtrading is bad. One experiences greater slippage as well as enhanced commissions when they overtrade. The reality is anything in excess is not favorable. Many times we hear about off the floor scalplers who try to garnish tick profits. In all my years I have yet to meet one who has been long term successful( I am sure that some exist, but I have not met them).

With trend following it is also broad and depends on the exact methodology you take less trades. Taking less trades reduces slippage and commissions. It does not guarantee you greater returns but slippage & commissions do eat into your profits. On average I might only have 100 trades per program. If the markets are non directional and choppy I might have more as my systems are trying to find trends. My point is that with trend following depending on your time frame you do eliminate some of the detriments of overtrading.

There is no exact right or wrong. All of trading is made up of personal judgements. Hopefully these judgements are part of an exact thought out trading plan. Regardless in order to even think about potential success when commodity trading one needs risk capital that they can actually lose and good judgement. This good judgement should be part of the trading program before any trade is put on. Trend following & commodity trading is not for everyone. Trend following goes through long periods that no profits are made…and then short periods that markets defy expectations. Trend following is not retirement in a box. You need to do your work….and possibly over time you will be able to compound money at reasonable rates.


Andrew Abraham

Abraham Investment Management

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