Andrew Hecht

Expertise: Commodities trading, investing
Education: State University of New York, Albany
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada


  • Andrew Hecht is an investment and commodities trading expert
  • Beyond his work for The Balance, Andrew's writing and analysis can be found on numerous market-based websites and publications including Traders Magazine, Barron's, Seeking Alpha, and Stock News
  • Andrew lectures on investing and commodities trading at colleges and universities


Over the last three decades, Andrew has researched, structured, and executed some of the largest trades ever made involving significant quantities of precious metals and bulk commodities.

He spent more than two decades on the trading desk of Phillip Brothers, which ultimately became part of Citigroup. As a consultant, he works with banks, hedge funds, and traders in the world of commodities.  As a writer and commodities expert his analysis has been published in SeekingAlpha, Barron's, Traders Magazine, Stock News, and others. He is Editor-in-Chief at

Awards and Publications


Andrew earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from State University of New York at Albany.

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