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The Derivative

111 EpisodesProduced by RCM AlternativesWebsite

Welcome to The Derivative by RCM Alternatives, where we dive into what makes alternative investments go, analyze the strategies of unique hedge fund managers, and chat with interesting guests from across the investment world. Hosted by RCM Managing Partner, Jeff Malec, join us to take a ride through… read more


Texas Style Trend Following with Salem Abraham

This episode’s guest, Salem Abraham, is a bit of a legend in the trend following/managed futures space, with his 30+ years of knowledge and experience making for some of the best stories in the industry (and one of our most entertaining guests to date).

In today’s episode we learn more about tiny Canadian, Texas; how you have to noodles and red sauce if in a contest to make the best spaghetti, the turtle traders, the tourist boat capsizing in front of the nude beach, talking how low oil can go, being buddies with Boone Pickens, honeybees, sending the first ever computer-generated orders electronically to the CME, trend following (of course), apple salads not equaling fruit salads, bonds at zero, and pecan & apple orchards.

Abraham Trading Company is a research-driven investment management company managed by Salem Abraham that now runs the Fortress Fund for endowments and institutional investors. Since 1988, Abraham Trading Company has managed alternative asset portfolios on behalf of families, individuals, foundations, endowments, and institutions.

Check out Abraham Trading’s website, and follow along with Salem himself on LinkedIn.

And last but not least, don't forget to subscribe to The Derivative, and follow us on Twitter, or LinkedIn, and Facebook, and sign-up for our blog digest.

Disclaimer: This podcast is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as legal, business, or tax advice. All opinions expressed by podcast participants are solely their own opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of RCM Alternatives, their affiliates, or companies featured. Due to industry regulations, participants on this podcast are instructed not to make specific trade recommendations, nor reference past or potential profits. And listeners are reminded that managed futures, commodity trading, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. As such, they are not suitable for all investors. For more information, visit

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