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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Recent post about managed futures losses

I thought to share an email I received.It is a common theme of other emails I have been receiving and discussions on the phone…Let me know your thoughts..

Hi Andrew,

I am a committed trend follower and recently read your book. One thing that I find very hard to reconcile in my head is how to keep invested with a CTA that is in a drawdown for such a long period. I guess my problem, if it is a problem, is that I am thinking of the investment in the CTA as a position, and if it loses then I am looking to cut it, as to lose such a large proportion of my capital is anathema to me.

My response…

When we trade or when we invest all we are dealing with is complete uncertainty. Anything can happen. The last 3 for managed futures have been the worst over the last 35 years. This draw down can easily continue as well as the possibility that there can be a massive run up as in 2007-2008 can occur. No one knows or has a crystal ball. As much as Past Performance is not indicative of future performance we must accept the risks and these possibilities. What I do and it is not perfect is I try to buy the draw downs of CTAs that have been around more than 10 years. You never catch the bottom…in some cases the losses have continued and in others there have been rebounds.

Consider having an uncle point and then close the position. In all honesty, trading has to be one of the hardest things to do and that is why most do not succeed. It is easy to enter when the CTA is having a good run…and this is the worst thing to do. It is much harder to enter when they are having a draw down…and even so there are no guarantees…Boils down to accepting and being comfortable with the complete and inherent risks….

I hope this sheds some light on my approach…

All the best


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