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 can Withstand a 20% Draw Down on My Trading Account!

I have heard repeatedly that investors and traders can withstand a 20% draw down however I can tell you it is not accurate. Draw downs and losses are always an occurrence. They can never be avoided. If someone tells you otherwise…run…My point of this short post is that trend following and trading is always a tough marathon. If you can not even withstand a 20% draw down you should not be trading or investing in trend followers. More so, your worst draw down is always ahead of you and will be probably…much greater than 20%. Do not buy the highs of money managers only to sell their lows. It is a very true statement that Past Performance is not indicative of future performance.

Point in reference…I trade and invest with other traders. I bought the draw down of one trader last year when he was in the mid 20% draw down range. This draw down has continued and now in the mid 40%+. You will never catch bottoms nor tops as we are only dealing in complete uncertainty. You need to have an Uncle point to close the position.

Most investors or traders can not stand any draw down or uncertainty. Point in reference, I had a client who was invested in one of my programs. In all honestly, this has been one of the toughest periods for trend followers. He came in at a slight draw down. However at a 12.6% draw down in his account he basically told me that my trend following model was broken and he was going to invest in another system with another manager. Ironically so far this month, I have stumbled into some nice trades and have recouped the majority of the draw down….

Do not buy the highs of money managers and sell the lows…Realize when you are trading your own account, losses and draw downs are a natural event of trading. Your goal is to attempt to manage the risks. Look at your risk per trade, risk per sector, total risk, number of positions as well as many other money management aspects…

Past performance is not indicative of future performance

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