Andy Hecht is a sought-after international commodity trader, an options expert and analyst. He spent nearly 35 years on Wall Street, including two decades on the trading desk of Phillip Brothers, which became Salomon Brothers and ultimately part of Citigroup. Andy went on to work with a number of banks, hedge funds and traders in the world of commodities.
Over the past three decades, he has researched, structured and executed some of the largest trades ever made, involving huge quantities of precious metals and bulk commodities.
Andy understands the market in a way many traders can’t imagine. He’s booked vessels, armored cars and trains to transport and store a wide range of commodities. And he’s worked directly with The United Nations and the legendary trading group Phibro.
His friends and mentors include highly regarded energy and precious metals traders, supply line specialists and international shipping companies that give him vast insight into the market.
Today, Andy remains in close contact with sources around the world and his network of traders.
Andy’s writing and analysis can be found on a number of market-based websites including Seeking Alpha, CQG, and others. Andy lectures at colleges and Universities. He has contributed to Traders Magazine and Barron's. He consults for companies involved in producing, consuming and trading commodities. Andy's biweekly radio show, The Commodities Hour with Andy Hecht, can be heard on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-6 PM EST on www.tfnn.com. Andy’s first book How to Make Money with Commodities, published by McGraw-Hill was released in 2013 and has received excellent reviews.
"We are all consumers of commodities. Commodity prices affect our lives each day and they impact all of our investments. We have tremendous innate knowledge that most of us don't realize or use."
“I have a vast Rolodex of information in my head… so many bull and bear markets. When something happens, I don’t have to think. I just react. History does tend to repeat itself over and over.”