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.

Contact Details

If you are interested in contacting for speaking engagements. Please email me at or call 954 903 0638.

Books Worth Reading

Sponsored Listings

Risk Warning

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.



Trend Following CTA abraham investment management
Binary Options
Learn Forex Trading Online
Get a grip on forex trading with this free online course.
Tax Software

Trend Following 2005- 2006

Trend following in 2005 and 2006 had to be one of the hardest and challenging periods for trend followers. Not just my trend following was terrible but the majority of the CTAs that I had invested hit what I would call 6th sigma draw downs in the 30% range. Even worse than the 30% draw downs was that nothing happened for more than 2 years. Yes, reality..No profits and aggravating losses for 2 years plus. Many called that Trend following was dead.

Why am I writing about 2005 & 2006? It seems this year 2011 ( so far yet anything can & will happen) is as tough as those years. There has not been the terrible draw downs but the volatility is immense. Trends start and immediately turn the opposite direction. News rules the markets. This is reality when one trend follows or invests with commodity trading advisors who trend follow. Not retirement in a box. Sometimes we get spoiled with good returns over years but there is always the reality of periods we are going through now. When I speak to the commodity trading advisors whom I have invested with, you hear it in their voice the aggravation of trying to trade these markets. At best the goal is to tread water and not lose too much money until some trend appears.

As there is darkness there is light. There was tremendous light in 2007 & 2008. These were great times for trend followers. Double digit returns were generated. This is why I always say that trend following is a marathon. You go through ugly terrible periods and when most people quit then you enter periods that you look at and just say ” Wow”, can you believe that?

Crude oil running to the $140 dollar range only to implode to the $30 dollar range. Trend followers road that up and down without an opinion. The same with the grains. If you plan to invest in trend following & commodities, it is not for the faint of heart nor for everyone. It is not easy however trend following does offer the potential for compounding money over time at least in my personal opinion.

Abraham Investment Management

Trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss no matter who is managing your money and is not suitable for all investors. Past performance is not indicative of future results

Sign up for Abraham Investment Monthly Return Update


For Email Marketing you can trust

Be Sociable, Share!
Add This! Blinkbits Blinklist Blogmarks BlogMemes BlueDot BlogLines co.mments Connotea Digg Diigo DZone Facebook FeedMeLinks Fleck Furl Google Google Reader IndianPad Leonaut LinkaGoGo Linkarena Linkter Magnolia Mister Wong MyShare MyStuff Yahoo! MyWeb Netscape Netvouz Newsgator Newsvine RawSugar reddit Rojo Segnalo Shadows Simpy SlashDot Smarking Sphere Spurl Startaid StumbleUpon TailRank Technorati ThisNext Plugin by

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>