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Andrew Hecht

Thu, Sep 16th, 2021

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 over the past years.

Currently Andy is a partner at Bubba Trading and continues to analyze markets, teaching traders and investors via his newsletters, articles, and seminars. 

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Cotton Futures After The September WASDE Report

Cotton is sitting above the 90 cents per pound level. The latest USDA WASDE report was neutral to bullish for the fluffy fiber as we head into the final months of 2021. The trend remains higher.

CTZ21 : 92.66 (-0.76%)
SBV21 : 19.48 (-0.20%)
KCZ21 : 188.20 (+0.45%)
OJX21 : 143.20 (-0.73%)
BAL : 51.07 (-0.75%)
Grain and Oilseed Futures After The September WASDE Report

The USDA released its monthly WASDE report on September 10. While grain and oilseed prices declined from the 2021 over eight-year highs, they remain elevated going into the harvest season.

SOYB : 22.53 (-0.09%)
CORN : 19.87 (-0.54%)
WEAT : 6.92 (-0.57%)
ZSX21 : 1295-6 (+0.10%)
ZCZ21 : 531-2 (-0.42%)
ZWZ21 : 710-4 (-0.25%)
Aluminum Reaches a New High - This Week In Metals

The bull continues to charge in metals from aluminum to uranium. This week we look at everything from mining on the ocean's floor to how China's plans to address carbon emissions are bullish for metals...

HGZ21 : 4.2880 (-2.69%)
P4Y00 : 2,893.00s (+2.19%)
P8Y00 : 20,016.00s (+2.00%)
Q3Y00 : 3,060.95s (+0.86%)
P6Y00 : 2,235.00s (-1.65%)
Q2Y00 : 34,046.00s (+1.91%)
V5U21 : 1,945.00s (unch)
TRU21 : 119.96 (-3.38%)
C-V21 : 455.50s (+0.55%)
U8U21 : 51,123.00s (-0.03%)
ALB : 227.86 (-2.62%)
CCJ : 24.19 (-2.18%)
YCA.LN : 357.000 (-3.25%)
REMX : 114.63 (-4.94%)
TMC : 11.79 (+17.90%)
Crude Oil- Sitting Pretty Around $70

Crude oil fell in August, but the price held the $60 level on nearby October NYMEX futures. The energy commodity has not traded below $60 since mid-April. At around $70 in mid-September, the price is consolidating...

CLV21 : 72.23 (-0.52%)
Gold- Comatose Around The $1800 Level

After the August 8 flash crash, gold returned to its $1800 pivot point, where it was sitting at the end of last week. The commodities asset class continues to experience a relay race to higher prices,...

GCZ21 : 1,754.8 (-2.23%)
LSX21 : 585.60 (-1.73%)
HGZ21 : 4.2880 (-2.69%)
PAU21 : 1,990.20s (+0.89%)
CLV21 : 72.23 (-0.52%)
NGV21 : 5.279 (-3.32%)
DXU21 : 92.652s (+0.07%)
The Brazilian Real Grinds Higher

Brazil’s currency, the real, has been consolidating against the US dollar over the past months. Meanwhile, the path of least resistance for South America’s leading currency remains higher.

^BRLUSD : 0.19026 (-0.58%)
SBV21 : 19.48 (-0.20%)
KCZ21 : 188.20 (+0.45%)
OJX21 : 143.20 (-0.73%)
Ethereum Looks Better Than Bitcoin- A Volatile Ride

Ethereum is the second-leading cryptocurrency that accounts for nearly one-fifth of the asset class’s market cap. Bitcoin and Ethereum had made impressive comebacks after over halving in value until...

^ETHUSD : 3,617.6072 (+1.75%)
BTU21 : 48,185 (-0.01%)
ERU21 : 3,624.50 (+2.31%)
Hurricane Ida’s Impact on Energy- This Week In Renewables

This week we look at how the recent hurricane caused damage, pushed traditional energy prices higher, and increased calls for accelerating renewable energy initiatives. And, there's lots more this week...

CLV21 : 72.23 (-0.52%)
NGV21 : 5.279 (-3.32%)
XOM : 55.72 (-1.24%)
Bitcoin Looks Ripe For A Rip- SQ Looks To Lead The Asset Class Higher

Bitcoin rose to over the $50,000 level last week and looks like the price is heading for a test of the April 14, all-time high at $65,520 per token. Square’s Jack Dorsey is looking to address one of...

^BTCUSD : 48,036.52 (+0.22%)
TWTR : 62.13 (+0.47%)
SQ : 253.64 (+1.95%)
Silver Sits Around The $24.80 Level

Silver’s price action continues to be uninspiring. At below $25, the price is closer to the low than the high in 2021. Silver is a volatile precious metal, and silver mining stocks will likely magnify...

SIZ21 : 22.765 (-4.35%)
SIL : 37.61 (-5.26%)
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