Over the first six-weeks of 2016 the S&P 500 index posted around a 13 percent loss, but the buying returned, and it was off to the races throughout that year, 2017, and into 2018.
Articles by Andrew Hecht
Andrew Hecht is a commodity and options trader and analyst. He spent nearly 40 years on Wall Street, including two decades at Phillip Brothers, later Salomon Brothers and part of Citigroup. He executed some of the largest trades in precious metals and bulk commodities as well as booking ships, armored cars, and trains for transport. He has worked with the United Nations and maintains a global network of sources.
Andy is a top contributor at Seeking Alpha and other sites, a university guest lecturer, and consultant. His radio show, "The Commodities Hour with Andy Hecht," airs Tuesdays and Thursdays 5-6 PM EST on TFNN. Andy’s first book How to Make Money with Commodities, has received excellent reviews.
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By Andrew Hecht, August 03, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, July 27, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, July 23, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, July 20, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, July 16, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, July 13, 2018
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? The question that has posed a dilemma for philosophers, scientists, and laypeople throughout history.
By Andrew Hecht, July 09, 2018
The second quarter and first half of 2018 came to an end last Friday, and the S&P 500 posted a 2.93 percent gain for the three month period and was 1.67 percent higher so far in 2018.
By Andrew Hecht, July 06, 2018
On Friday, June 22 the oil ministers of OPEC, the international oil cartel met at their bi-annual gathering in Vienna, Austria to come up with a coordinated production schedule for the second half
By Andrew Hecht, July 02, 2018
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By Andrew Hecht, June 25, 2018