About Andrew Hecht

Andrew Hecht is a sought-after commodity and futures trader, an options expert and analyst. He is a top ranked author on Seeking Alpha in various categories. Andy 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. Over the past decades, he has researched, structured and executed some of the largest trades ever made, involving massive quantities of precious metals and bulk commodities. Aside from contributing to a variety of sites, Andy is the Editor-in-Chief at Option Hotline.

Recent Articles By Andrew Hecht

: CHWY |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is it time to Buy Chewy?

If there is one industry that is recession proof, it's the pet industry. People love their pets and will spend a lot of money on them, which is why Chewy (CHWY) performed so well last year, while brick and mortar stores struggled. But the stock has since retreated from its highs. Is now a good time to pick up some shares? Read more to find out.
: SPLK |  News, Ratings, and Charts

After Losing Half its Value, Is it time to Buy Splunk?

The global pandemic drove shares of technology companies higher as people all over the world were forced to work and live digitally. This included software company Splunk (SPLK), but the company's stock has since halved. Is it time to buy now? Read more to find out.
: XLE |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Why XLE Has Room to Run Higher

As the economy continues to open up, there is more and more demand for energy, which is great news for investors in the Energy Select SPDR ETF (XLE). Read more to learn why the ETF has a lot more to run in the upcoming months.
: PICK |  News, Ratings, and Charts

For Base-Metal Investors this ETF Could Be the Right PICK Now

Rising inflationary pressures on the back of central bank liquidity and government stimulus, a falling U.S. dollar, increasing demand for worldwide infrastructure building, green technology, and other industrial applications create an almost perfect bullish storm for the ferrous and nonferrous metal markets. Hence, the iShares MSCI Global Metals & Mining Producers ETF (PICK) has risen to the highest price level since 2012. Because the trend remains bullish, we think investors would be remiss not to take a close look and consider taking a position in this fund. Read on.
: WBA |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Walgreens Boots Alliance Offers Major Upside

Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is attractive from a value and growth perspective. While the stock has lagged the market over the past few years, WBA has increased its market share during this time.
: AAPL |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Apple and Facebook Knock the Cover Off the Ball in Q1 Earnings

As most companies have reported earnings for the first quarter, two stand out with massive growth, Apple (AAPL) and Facebook (FB). With Facebook facing changes at Apple, can both companies keep this growth up? Read more to find out.
: ADM |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Do Biofuel Stocks ADM and BG Belong in Your Portfolio?

With a new administration, comes a new energy policy. Agricultural companies such as Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Bunge Limited (BG) are in the supply chain of biofuel, which help powers automobiles. As climate change initiatives increase, will these companies benefit? Read more to find out.
: GLTR |  News, Ratings, and Charts

As Inflation Fears Rise, Consider Adding This ETF to Your Portfolio

The Federal Reserve has made it clear that they aren't raising rates anytime soon. With all the stimulus the central bank and the Federal government has issued, investors should expect to see inflation rise. With that in mind, it could make sense to add the Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (GLTR) to your portfolio.
: NASDAQ |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Will Precious Metals ETF GLTR Act as a Growth Holding in Your Portfolio?

Bonds, stocks, real estate, digital currencies, and a host of commodities, including palladium and rhodium, are flashing inflationary signals. While the Fed continues to call rising inflationary pressures “transitory,” the price action in markets across all asset classes points to a more severe condition. As such, the Aberdeen Standard Physical Precious Metals Basket Shares ETF (GLTR) is a product that could be a growth stock over the coming months and perhaps years because it holds long positions in gold, silver, platinum, and palladium, and precious metals remain in bull markets. Read on.
: CVS |  News, Ratings, and Charts

Is CVS Working Its Way Back to Its Record High?

The pandemic brought a renewed interest in the health care sector. CVS Health (CVS) is one of the largest and most diverse health care companies in the country. The company has a strong history of earnings and revenue growth and its stock has shown recent bullish momentum. Will it get back to its record high? Read more to find out.
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