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.

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Why I Am A Commodity Bull

I view the current environment of falling US rates, a rising dollar, economic growth in the US, and uncertainty over trade as a complicated backdrop for the commodities market which could lead to some wild price swings.
by Andy Hecht - 4 days ago

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Reversal in the Dollar on Weekly Chart

he dollar index appears poised to make a bullish key reversal trading pattern on the weekly chart this week.
by Andy Hecht - 4 days ago

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While Oil Prices Weaken, Geopolitics Scream Higher

While the market may interpret any reduction in output cuts as bearish, the situation in the Middle East should keep the bid under the price of crude oil.
by Andy Hecht - 1 week ago

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A Week’s Vacation- A Refreshed View Of Commodities

Unfortunately, it feels like the current malaise is likely to continue to frustrate those looking for significant moves in the commodities sector or any other markets across most asset classes.
by Andy Hecht - 2 weeks ago

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Copper and Oil Show Strength While Precious Metals And Agricultural Commodities Go The Other Way

Oil is making new highs, and Dr. Copper is strong, while gold and silver lose luster, and agricultural commodity prices are ugly. Plus, analysis of the dollar, trade and lots of questions for the coming months.
by Andy Hecht - 4 weeks ago

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Platinum Outperforms Gold And Silver- A Reversal Of Fortune

Platinum has been showing some signs that a reversal of fortune may be in the cards for the rare precious metal.
by Andy Hecht - 1 month ago

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Thoughts On Gold After Another Price Failure

I am a scale-down buyer of gold on any price weakness over the coming days, weeks, and months alongside the Chinese.
by Andy Hecht - 1 month ago

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A Victory Lap On Platinum- More Upside Ahead For The Precious Metal

In a piece for FATRADER on February 27, I wrote that an upside correction in platinum was long overdue.
by Andy Hecht - 1 month ago

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Watch Coffee On Friday

Risk-reward favors a long position in the coffee market and a close at 96.45 or higher on Friday could be the start of a recovery in the beaten down commodity.
by Andy Hecht - 1 month ago

Q1 2019 In the Commodities Asset Class- Looking Ahead To Q2

In Q1, the dollar index rose, and so did many commodities prices which could be either a sign of underlying strength in commodities or weakness in the US dollar as we head into the second quarter of 2019.
by Andy Hecht - 1 month ago

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