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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What Would Stop Me From Trend Following Or Trading

I had this question posed to me last night while meeting a potential institutional investor last night at the MFA. I know that my greatest draw down is always ahead of me as well as I tell investors & potential students there is a draw down out there that might have them stop trading.

It was a great question. I answered that I do not have any draw down number however believe & know that I will go through deep and extended draw downs as I did in 2005 & 2006, but trend following is a lifetime strategy for me. I furthered the conversation by stating and truly believing that Richard Donchian the father of trend following went through severe draw downs yet he traded up until his 90s. More so I have witnessed first hand a dentist who has been trend following since 1979 who has compounded his way to wealth. He invested $200,000 in 1979 and today he has pulled out over $17,000,000, has a trading account of $5,000,000 as well as accounts for his kids. He has not had an easy draw down free equity curve. He went through deep draw downs and extended periods of time when he did not make money. The Dentist did not have any Holy grail methodology. It was a simple robust idea based on trend following.

However with all his draw downs and periods he did not make money he kept in the marathon of trend following. He has the correct mental outlook. He knows he will go through draw downs. Draw downs can not be avoided as losses can not be avoided. Those that want to avoid losses can continue to invest with money managers such as Madoff.

There are those who ask how much you did last month…or how was last year. The fact is they do not get it nor will they be able to compound money over long periods of time. The key is understanding ahead of time what to expect in order to “try” to mitigate or avoid surprises. Trend following is not for everyone. It can be very hard. However if you can get over the inherent difficulties you stand the “potential” to compound money overtime. I say potential because you will probably only make money if the markets trend. If markets do not trend( and they do not have to for long periods of time) you will not make any money and at best you can do is “try” to mitigate the losses.

Trend following is not retirement in a box. Trend following is really hard work! A great deal of mental work which most people do not want to invest in. I am teaching a course on trend following and the majority of the course is how to think like a trend follower. Out of approx 170 pages approx 100 pages are based to help students learn to think properly like a trend follower. Even thinking like a trend follower does not bring profits. Profits can be elusive. Very little of the material is on the actual entries & exits. The key is to have a proper mindset.
The only thing that is certain with trend following is uncertainty.

You have 2 choices; you can do what I did and work for 18 years trying to learn to develop a consistent money making strategy or you can read my material, having me available to help you and skip the almost 2 decades of a learning curve that I did.

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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