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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Always Have A Back-Up Futures Magazine Article

I had a conversation with Dan Collins from Futures Magazine regarding the MF Global debacle. He wrote a short piece on it. I want to emphasis our discussion. What I learned from one of the CTAs I invested with years ago saved me from total destruction with MF Global. He suggested I leave not all moneys at my FCM- MF Global rather leave a fair amount at Treasury Direct. Treasury Direct is basically a bank account you can have at the FED.

Read an excerpt from Futures Magazine.

One of the first recommendations we heard following the MF Global debacle was to have more than one — preferably several — executing and clearing broker. This way you have someplace to go when a broker goes down.

Commodity trading advisor and CTA investor Andrew Abraham had nearly all of his assets tied up in his various CTA investments. “It is most of my net worth,” Abraham says. He would have been out of business if he had fully funded his accounts, which included pools domiciled at MF Global as well as managed accounts, and left all his funds at the broker. However, Abraham used a tip from a CTA he allocated to, which is helping him survive this scandal. He keeps more than half of his investment money at the U.S. Treasury through TreasuryDirect. According to its website, “TreasuryDirect lets you buy and redeem securities directly from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. … all the time knowing your money is backed by the full faith of the U.S. government.”

Abraham says the two lessons learned are to have more than one FCM and not to leave more than your required margin plus a cushion with the FCM. “Thank God the bulk of my money was at TreasuryDirect.”

Probably sound advice to keep your money with a reliable third-party cash manager.


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1 comment to Always Have A Back-Up Futures Magazine Article

  • I subscribe to Parents magazine and receive few other ones free in the mail. Often they have good articles with advice I think I could use in the future (my baby is only 7 months old now), but I always end up putting the magazine away and forget about it. I have tons of them and I thought of going through them and clipping out my favorite articles. Then, I guess I could organize them by topic. Is anyone doing this? Any tips on a good way to organize these?
    Thanks!

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