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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Doubtful Demons During Draw Downs When Trend Following

The proverbial question is asked over and over again during draw downs….




It is normal to doubt, however when someone has a thought out simple plan based on risk management over time it stands the possibility to work. However we are our worst enemies. We start doubting. Even worse is jumping to the next system or idea. Every system as well as every manager will have losses. These losses will be in a series that are very uncomfortable. The only way to avoid to a series of losses is do not trade. It is like Ed Seykota’s whip saw song.

Do not think you are alone…My wife will always seem to ask me during a long duration of draw downs( like now)…maybe it stopped working. Actually this encourages me. It is not suppose to be easy. If it was easy everyone would do it…and if so…there would not be any profits. It takes a special unique person to succeed in trend following. It is not for everyone. Even commodity trading advisors who have been around for DECADES have had the Doubtful demons appear. One manager in particular has been trading since the early 1980s. He recently had his worst draw down.



One CTA (Commodity trading advisor) who is famous recently stopped trading after having a fantastic career. She was going through a rough draw down and basically stopped. Trend following is especially difficult yet can be especially rewarding. There is constant uncertainty, constant losses and constant draw downs. The key is to stay in the marathon of trend following. The only way I have survived the last 19 years is by having a complete trading, “trying” to keep my losses small and constantly working on my trading psychology. Words have power. I never say winning trade or losing trade. Trades either work or not. My goal is to maintain consistency and let the markets dictate to me what I should do.

Past performance is not indicative of future performance

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