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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I just returned from a fantastic conference in Miami Beach, The Alphametrix. It was very interesting on many levels. I was able to meet many trend followers face to face as well as I met with many commodity trading advisors that I was interested in investing with. Actually I hope to make an investment in one of them that had a relatively steep draw down by the end of this month. Other managers whom I had been watching/ waiting possibly to enter left me with some interesting questions & thoughts.

There were managers who have been around for decades and they had been adding to their trendfollowing strategies attributes such as pattern recognition, more time frame trend following as well as regression. The bottom line for 2011 these additional strategies did not help them or better their performance.

Actually in some it worsened their performance!

What I gleaned from all of this, if there are no trends, very few commodity trading advisors make any money. Even one of the largest pattern recognition commodity trading advisors only made 4.03% and last year they lost -3.40%.

I know others will take exception to this and many state that there are benefits from running multiple systems and multiple times. I have commodity trading advisors in which I have invested with that trade in that exact methodology and they too were negative this year and I out performed them with my robust trend following. There are years I outperform and years I under perform. This is the reason I invest with other commodity trading advisors in order to smooth out returns and compound money over time.

What I struggled with at the Alphametrix was the viability of adding different strategies when trend following. I always am researching and testing. In my opinion as I like to keep things simple as possible and not simpler….I have come to the conclusion that in order to make money in the markets, They need to trend! This is where it begins and ends. Trending markets are not in our control. The only thing we can control or try to control is to try to manage the risks. More so there are no guarantees when markets will trend or if we will have a repeat performance of this years lack luster returns. No one ever rings a bell. Trend following is a marathon. It is not retirement in a box!

I will be very shortly teaching students exactly how I trade for a living. It is not the Holy Grail as it does not exist. You will learn how to think like a trend follower as well as I will give you the exact methodologies in which I trade. If you want to learn how to trade for a living, I invite you to be one of my students.


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