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Ep. 1218: Salem Abraham Interview with Michael Covel on Trend Following Radio

Salem Abraham
Salem Abraham

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My guest today is Salem Abraham, the President of Abraham Trading. Salem graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in December 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He began his investing career as a futures trader while still in college, using quantitative models to trade global futures markets beginning in 1987. Throughout his career, Salem has managed investments in stocks, bonds, options, derivatives, and private equity. He has held full membership seats at both the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Salem has bought and sold more than 200,000 acres of land and resources. He manages investments in oil and gas properties, wind rights and residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate properties.

The topic is Trend Following.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • His personal background and values
  • Meeting Jerry Parker and his trading strategy
  • Influence of individuals like Richard Dennis, Jim Simons, and Paul Tudor Jones on trading
  • Concerns about extreme events and risk management
  • Diversification
  • Inflation and its impact on stocks
  • The role of trend following and CTAs

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