Andy Hecht

Andy Hecht covers Commodities and Forex as one of the original contributing analysts at FATRADER.com. A former senior trader at one of the world’s leading commodities trading houses, Philipp Brothers (now part of Citigroup), Andy has worked and consulted for banks, hedge funds, and commodities producers and consumers around the world for over 35 years.

Andy Hecht Articles

Gold is a safe haven asset that market participants tend to flock to during periods of fear, uncertainty, and inflation. The yellow metal is both a commodity and a financial asset, making it unique. Along with its many industrial and...
Fundamentals are the supply and demand characteristics of a market that can drive prices higher or lower. I tend to base decisions on the medium to long-term path of least resistance for prices from a raw material’s fundamentals.
Higher interest rates and a stronger dollar tend to be a potent bearish cocktail for gold and silver prices. On Friday, March 1, the most widely traded precious metals markets received another reminder of how they love to take the stairs...
The California Gold Rush began on January 24, 1848 when gold was found by James W. Marshall at Sutter's Mill in Coloma.