The dollar index has been on a bullish tear since January 31 as it has posted gains in nine of eleven sessions and rose from a low at 94.875 to a peak at 97.12, a move of 2.4 percent over the past
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, February 14, 2019
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By Andrew Hecht, February 13, 2019
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By Andrew Hecht, February 12, 2019
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By Andrew Hecht, February 11, 2019
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By Andrew Hecht, February 08, 2019
Last week, the gold market received conflicting signals when it comes to US interest rates and the path of the dollar.
By Andrew Hecht, February 07, 2019
While most of us never trade commodities, raw material prices often provide a window into the health and wellbeing of the global economy.
By Andrew Hecht, February 06, 2019
On Tuesday, February 5th, the President of the United States will address the nation before both houses of the Congress.
By Andrew Hecht, February 05, 2019
While the coldest weather in a decade blanketed the entire Midwest, the natural gas market was wearing shorts and a tee shirt last week.
By Andrew Hecht, February 04, 2019
Precious metals love to intoxicate investors and traders on the upside and the downside.
By Andrew Hecht, February 01, 2019
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By Andrew Hecht, January 31, 2019