In the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, central banks around the world slashed short-term interest rates to unprecedented levels. The Fed Funds rate in the U.S.
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.
The first six weeks of 2016 were a time of correction in the stock market as the decline in Chinese equities weighed on markets around the globe.
By Andrew Hecht, June 15, 2018
Natural gas is often the most volatile commodity that trades in the futures market.
By Andrew Hecht, June 11, 2018
The price of crude oil fell to a low of $42.05 per barrel in late June 2017 and has not looked back since that bottom.
By Andrew Hecht, June 08, 2018
Technical resistance in the gold market is at the July 2016 high of $1377.50, the price of the yellow metal traded in the aftermath of the shock of the Brexit referendum in the United Kingdom.
By Andrew Hecht, June 05, 2018
The ascent of Bitcoin shock many as the rise from 6 cents in 2010 to highs of $19,343.04 in December 2017 was unprecedented in any asset class.
By Andrew Hecht, June 04, 2018
Canada is a country that is rich in natural resources. When it comes to energy, Canada produces natural gas, crude oil, crude bitumen, which are oil sands, and coal.
By Andrew Hecht, May 29, 2018
Copper is a bellwether commodity that is often a leader when it comes to signaling changes to the global economy.
By Andrew Hecht, May 24, 2018
In December 2017 Bitcoin traded to a high of $19,343.04 which was an incredible feat considering it was at six cents in 2010.
By Andrew Hecht, May 22, 2018
The Korean War began on June 25, 1950, and the armed conflict ended on July 27, 1953.
By Andrew Hecht, May 21, 2018
Price trends in currency markets typically last for extended periods.
By Andrew Hecht, May 17, 2018
After an 11.5% move to the downside in the S&P 500 index during the first six weeks of 2016, stocks were off to the races on the
By Andrew Hecht, May 15, 2018