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.

Articles by Andy Hecht

Silver prices have been volatile in 2020 as the precious metal has traded in a range from $17.28 to $18.895 on the nearby March futures contract since the end of last year. Like gold, silver is money and one of the oldest means of...
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Sleepy silver puts in a lower low.
Open interest drops.
Don’t be surprised by lower lows.
December can be a funky time in precious metals.
The tarnish may come off in early 2020 - SIL tends to magnify the moves in...
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Silver and gold ran out of upside steam in early September.
Silver did not accomplish what its yellow cousin did.
Lower highs and lower lows could lead to a deeper correction.
A volatile year on the horizon in 2020....
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An indictment on the sales side.
Silver goes nowhere fast.
The long-term picture looks very positive.
Getting ready for 2020.
Buying silver on weakness - SIL is leveraged without leverage.


Silver moved from its...
Silver has gone to sleep after its recovery.


Silver is a highly speculative metal.


Sentiment will drive the price of silver.


The silver/gold ratio remains at a high level.


USLV and DSLV for short-term...
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A clarification on the manipulation issue.


Emotions run high in the volatile silver market.


A significant statement on Sept. 23.


I expect a challenge of the July 2016 high.


If silver is...
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Platinum is higher, but it continues to underperform other precious metals.
The investment side can launch the price.
A compelling case for a much higher price.
A level to watch in platinum.
PPLT is the most liquid...
During 1500s the Spaniards had taken 16,000,000 kilograms of silver from Peru.