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Andrew Hecht

Fri, Dec 8th, 2023

Andrew Hecht

Andrew Hecht

Andrew Hecht is a commodities trader and analyst with over forty years of experience. He began his career at Philipp Brothers, the world's leading merchant physical commodities trading company, in the 1970s through the 1990s. Hecht spent two decades with Philipp Brothers working in the commodities division, Salomon Brothers division, and at Phibro Energy where he ran trading, sales, and marketing in a wide range of commodity products. He subsequently worked with banks, hedge funds, and institutions trading commodities and managing risk. The business took him around the globe to assist producers and consumers. 

Andy has taught at the university level and writes prolifically on commodities for many portals. He has been one of the top-rated and followed contributors at Seeking Alpha and other sites, including Barchart over the past years.

Most Recent Stories

Will Wheat Prices Continue to Rally?

Nearby CBOT soft red winter wheat futures rose to a record high of $14.2525 in March 2022. At the most recent November 2023 low, the price was almost one-third the level at the 2022 all-time high. Wheat...

ZWH24 : 631-6 (-1.63%)
WEAT : 5.97 (-1.65%)
Why are Natural Gas Prices So Low?

The peak demand season in the natural gas market begins in late November and runs through March when heating demand peaks. After rising from March through November, the natural gas in storage across the...

NGF24 : 2.595 (+0.39%)
NFF24 : 97.100s (-2.84%)
TGF24 : 38.598s (-3.43%)
UNG : 5.07 (+0.56%)
Gold- Is $2,000 a Launchpad for Precious Metals?

Gold is sitting around the $2,000 level which has become the leading precious metal’s pivot point. The dollar index has declined, and the bonds have stabilized, which is good news for the metal that...

Will Cotton Rejoin the Soft Commodity Rally in 2024?

Soft commodity prices have been on bullish fire in 2023, with the sector posting a nearly 25% gain over the first three quarters. As the softs sector enters the year’s final month, four of the five softs...

Sugar- Are High Highs on the Horizon?

At nearly 27 cents per pound in late November 2023, nearby world sugar futures prices are consolidating not far below the recent multi-year high. Sugar is a critical agricultural commodity, a food ingredient,...

Is the Palladium Plunge A Buying Opportunity?

Palladium prices have plunged to lows that were more than one-third of the 2020 record peak. With Russia as the leading producer, the potential for another rally in the rare precious and industrial metal...

How High Will Cocoa Prices Rise?

Cocoa futures recently eclipsed the $4,000 per ton level for the first time in decades. Cocoa is the primary ingredient in chocolate confectionery products. Cocoa’s bullish trend continues in late November...

CCZ23 : 4,381s (+0.94%)
CCH24 : 4,271s (+1.69%)
CAZ23 : 3,572s (+0.11%)
What are Lumber Futures Telling Us About the Economy?

After declining from August through October 2023, physical lumber futures found a bottom and turned higher. Lumber is a thinly traded futures market but a critical economic indicator. The recent rise in...

LBF24 : 528.50 (-0.38%)
WY : 30.77 (-0.39%)
CUT : 31.46 (-0.32%)
WOOD : 76.79 (-0.34%)
Why Now Might be a Good Time to Buy Copper

Copper prices have increased over the past month but are not running away on the upside. Copper is a bellwether metal that many market participants monitor for clues about the health and well-being of...

HGZ23 : 3.8210 (+0.96%)
CPER : 23.71 (+1.07%)
FCX : 38.20 (+5.03%)
GLNCY : 11.4365 (+0.23%)
BHP : 62.45 (-0.38%)
RIO : 70.26 (-0.26%)

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