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Andrew Hecht

Updated Articles and Resources

By Andrew Hecht

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Review of At The Open - An E-Mini S&P 500 Trading Course Created: Saturday, February 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      DayTradeToWin.com offers an e-course or trading methodology for trading the e-mini s&p; 500 futures contract. At The Open tends to get you into the market in the direction of the daily trend wi...
    • Commodities Trading and Technical Analysis Created: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Technical analysis is often used among commodity traders. It is first important to understand the basics of technical analysis before trading commodities and then you can move on to more advanced ...
    • Working as a Commodity Broker or Opening a Brokerage Firm Created: Sunday, February 24, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Most commodity brokers and traders who have reached some type of success often think about opening their own brokerage firm at some point in their career. The pay is usually much better, but there ...
    • Paper Trading - Learn How To Paper Trade Commodities Created: Monday, November 17, 2008 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Paper trading commodities and futures may be one of the best ways to learn how to trade without putting any money at risk. Paper trading may not be completely realsitic since no money is at risk, ...
    • How To Research Commodities Created: Thursday, July 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Researching commodities is a very broad topic and there is no simple procedure that works for every commodity trader. In fact, do not expect to become an expert and sift through mounds of data whe...
    • Fibonacci Trading by Carolyn Boroden Created: Thursday, May 29, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Book review of Fibonacci Trading – How to Master the Time and Price Advantage by Carolyn Boroden. The book details an explanation of Fibonacci ratios and how to use them in trading commoditi...
    • Commodity Exchanges are Still a Necessity to the Economy Created: Sunday, October 30, 2011 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Commodity exchanges actually serve a vital role to the economy and it is unlikely we would have had as much economic growth in the last 100 years without the commodity exchanges."
    • TradeStation Securities Created: Sunday, June 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, June 26, 2014
      Review of TradeStation Securities, which is an online futures broker that executes trades on futures, stocks and options.
    • Commodity Brokers - Searching For A Commodity Broker Created: Friday, August 29, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014
      You will need to search for a commodity broker once you decide to start trading commodities. I have outlined the best places to search for commodities brokers and what to look for."
    • Understanding the Continuous Commodity Index Created: Thursday, January 10, 2008 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      What is the Continuous Commodity Index (CCI) and what commodities make up the index? The CCI dates back to 1957 and was formerly known as the CRB Index." itemprop="descrip='t3'" --> itemprop="desc...
    • Lean Hogs Profile Created: Monday, October 29, 2007 Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014
      Fundamental research of lean hog futures, including contract specs, USDA reports and tips on how to trade lean hogs in the commodity markets.
    • The Short Side Of Commodities - How To Sell Commodities Created: Monday, February 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Selling a commodity is just as simple as buying a commodity. Here is a simple explanation of why and how commodity traders can make money selling commodities." itemprop="d="$zTP='t3'" --> itemprop...
    • Copper Stocks - Investing In Copper Mining Stocks Created: Monday, August 10, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
      Copper mining stocks are a good way to invest in the copper market. They can be more conservative than copper futures and copper etfs. A list of the largest publicly traded copper mining stocks i...
    • The Two Sugar Markets - US Sugar and World Sugar Created: Monday, May 02, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      The two sugar futures markets that are traded include world sugar #11 and U.S. sugar #16. You may be surprised to find out that the U.S. sugar price is substantially higher that the world sugar pr...
    • What are Derivatives? Created: Monday, February 21, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014
      A derivative is a financial instrument or security that is based on the price of another asset, which is called the underlying asset. Derivatives are often highly leveraged instruments and the most...
    • Larry Williams - How I Made One Million Dollars Trading Commodities Last Year Created: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Book review of How I Made One Million Dollars Trading Commodities Last Year by Larry Williams. He discuses the strategies he used in his commodity trading as well as other helpful advice on tradin...
    • Online Commodities Trading – Benefits and Dangers Created: Thursday, September 20, 2007 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Online commodities trading has many benefits to commodity traders, but it also has many dangers to the novice trader." itemprop="description">> Monday, October 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, June 13, 2014
      Liquidity is very important to active commodity traders. The higher the volume of a futures contract on a commodity, the easier it is to get in an out of a market at the truest price – less ...
    • Commodity Brokers and Commission Rates Created: Tuesday, July 31, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Commodity brokers charge commissions per trade to their clients. How much should you pay a commodity broker in commissions? There are also ways to negotiate your commission rates."
    • Live Cattle Futures Created: Thursday, November 29, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014
      Fundamental research of live cattle futures, including contract specs, reports and tips on how to trade cattle futures in the commodity markets.
    • Fundamental Analysis of Commodities Created: Tuesday, November 27, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      Using fundamental analysis to research and trade commodities and futures. Supply and demand are the main factors to determine the price of commodities." itemprop="descript't3'" --> itemprop="descr...
    • Day Trading Futures Created: Monday, July 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      What is Day Trading in the Futures Markets? There are advantages and disadvantages to day trading futures. We also list the best markets for day trading futures; including t-notes, soybeans, crud...
    • Buying a Call Option Created: Thursday, October 25, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
      This article explains the strategy of buying a call option in the futures and commodity markets, when to use this option, and the risks and benefits." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • How To Start Trading Commodities Online Created: Friday, May 22, 2009 Updated: Monday, June 09, 2014
      Trading commodities online is a fairly simple process to get started, but it is not something that should be entered into lightly. The traditional method of calling your commodity broker to place ...
    • Soybean Planting and Harvest Seasons Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
      Soybean crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. Included are the growing seasons for soybeans in the United States, Brazil, China and Argentina."
    • How Much Money Do Commodity Brokers Make? Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014
      Commodity brokers are usually paid on a commission basis, which means they get paid a percentage of the commissions from the trades their clients place. Since some commodity brokers are very good a...
    • The Copper Penny is Worth More Than One Cent Created: Wednesday, December 28, 2011 Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014
      A penny is currently worth more than one cent because of the meltdown value of copper. The value could go even higher in the future if the price of copper continues to rise. This article offers som...
    • Filing Taxes on Commodities Trading Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014
      How to calculate and file taxes on Commodities Trading using IRS Form 6781 – Gains and Losses From Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles." itemprop="description" Friday, October 03, 2008 Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014
      Wheat crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. Included are the growing seasons for wheat in the United States and China." itemprop="description'" --> itemprop="descript...
    • Corn Planting and Harvest Seasons Created: Thursday, October 02, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
      Corn crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. Included are the growing seasons for corn in the United States, Brazil, China, Argentina and Europe."
    • How to Become a Commodity Broker Created: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
      Learn the process of what you need to do to become a licensed commodity broker. Areas covered include passing the series 3 test, choosing a brokerage firm and what the job involves."
    • All About Futures Margin Created: Friday, August 17, 2007 Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014
      Futures Margin has many different meanings in futures trading and includes initial margin, maintenance levels, margin call and why margin changes." itemprop="description" itemprop="description...

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