In June 2016, the United Kingdom shocked the world by voting to part ways with the European Union.
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.
Silver has a long history of wide price variance. Since 1980, the precious metal has traded in a range from $3.505 to $50.36. The long-term silver chart has twin peaks in 1980 and 2011.
By Andrew Hecht, April 23, 2018
Each year, the end of winter and beginning of spring is a time when farmers plant seeds across the fertile plains of the United States and Northern Hemisphere that will grow into the crops that fee
By Andrew Hecht, April 19, 2018
Those living in the Northeastern part of the United States experienced a long and drawn out winter season that extended into April.
By Andrew Hecht, April 17, 2018
The two most political commodities in the world are likely wheat and crude oil. Wheat is the primary ingredient in bread and an essential for nutrition all over the world.
By Andrew Hecht, April 16, 2018
Bitcoin was flying high throughout 2017, as the price moved from $1000 at the start of the year to highs of $19000 during the final month.
By Andrew Hecht, April 12, 2018
Australia is a country that has incredible reserves of natural resources as well as fertile soil and weather conditions that make it a significant commodities producer.
By Andrew Hecht, April 10, 2018
The global financial crisis of 2008 caused central banks around the world to dig deep into their monetary policy toolboxes to come up with solutions to stimulate economies.
By Andrew Hecht, April 09, 2018
The S&P 500 index fell by 11.5% during the first six weeks of 2016.
By Andrew Hecht, April 04, 2018
Gold is both a commodity and a financial instrument. Gold metal has properties make it useful as an industrial metal.
By Andrew Hecht, April 03, 2018
On Thursday, March 29, the first quarter of 2018 came to an end.
By Andrew Hecht, April 02, 2018
China is the world’s most populous and second wealthiest nation on the earth. Economic growth and sheer size of the country has made China the leading consumer of raw materials.
By Andrew Hecht, March 29, 2018