About: Andy Hecht

Andy Hecht

Top 3 Ranking in Commodities, Metals & FX --SeekingAlpha

Andy Hecht covers primarily commodities and forex as one of the original contributing analysts at FATRADER. He is one of the leading contributors on Seeking Alpha where he writes prolifically and has a top 3 ranking in commodities, precious metals, and foreign exchange.

Andy has been trading and analyzing the markets since the early 1980s. He was a senior trader at one of the world’s leading commodities trading houses, Philipp Brothers, for over two decades where he ran several raw material businesses for the firm. He has worked and consulted for banks, hedge funds, and commodities producers and consumers around the world.

Andy's interactions with the world’s leading consumers, producers, and speculators provide him with robust insight into the raw material markets. He has been responsible for and participated in some of the largest proprietary positions in the commodities markets since the 1990s. His unique experience in a broad range of commodities markets allows him to analyze and identify opportunities in the volatile world of raw materials. He uses a Technomental approach which combines fundamental supply and demand data with technical analysis that highlights sentiment and herd behavior in markets.

The commodities asset class is global. While production is a local affair, consumption is ubiquitous. Macro and microeconomic trends impact the path of least resistance of everything from crude oil to cotton, copper to soybeans, and gold to live cattle. Andy’s investment and trading philosophy center around attention to risk-reward and discipline when approaching opportunities in the commodities and markets across all asset classes.

The path of least resistance of commodities prices is a significant input when it comes to the global economy and markets across all asset classes. Following the commodities markets can only enhance your investment and trading calculus, and Andy’s experience and advice will help to point you in the right direction.

Story Archive

Crude Oil- Pulled In Opposite Directions

The oil market looks like the price of the energy commodity is heading lower, but it is not all that simple from a fundamental standpoint. Recession is bearish, but Iran is bullish. The news cycle could cause lots of volatility in the world’s most ubiquitous energy commodity before it decides on a price direction.
By Andy Hecht

In Risk-Off Markets All Asset Prices Tend To Go Lower And Create Opportunity

History teaches us that the best time to buy stocks and commodities is when fear reaches a peak. For the coming weeks and months, tight stops and discipline will allow for bargain hunting when others are calling market swoons financial Armageddon.
By Andy Hecht

Bullish Bonanza In Precious Metals

Over the past week, both metals rallied to higher highs as the buying continues to usher in a new era of luster for gold and silver.
By Andy Hecht

Central Bank Accommodation Is An Addiction

While the global financial crisis of 2008 has faded in the market’s rearview mirror, the world’s central banks remain addicted to stimulus.
By Andy Hecht

Precious Metals And The Strong Dollar

Is a strong dollar mutually exclusive with a bull market in precious metals prices? The answer may be no when all currencies in the world are losing value.
By Andy Hecht

Silver And Oil- A Tale Of Two Directions

In the world of commodities, most market participants pay most attention to the crude oil and precious metals markets. This past week, gold and silver headed higher while the energy commodity went the other way.
By Andy Hecht

I Am Not Surprised By The Lack Of Action In Silver

I am not surprised by the lack of bullish price action in the silver market. However, it would not surprise me if we woke up one morning and found the price appreciably higher and above the $16.20 level. A technical breakout in the silver market could trigger a herd of buying in the metal attracting speculators and investors.
By Andy Hecht

The Silver-Gold Ratio Reached A Record Level On The Quarterly Chart

Gold’s ascent does not take silver along for the ride, as the ratio rises to a new peak.
By Andy Hecht

What To Look Forward To In Q3

Q3 and the second half of 2019 is likely to be a volatile time in markets. Fasten those seatbelts; we could be in for a wild ride.
By Andy Hecht

Gold Shines- Commodities And the Fed

A falling dollar because of lower US interest rates is a bullish factor for all commodities prices, and last week gold was shouting that we should all wake up and smell the coming rallies.
By Andy Hecht

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