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Dan Dicker

Dan Dicker

Contributor since: 10 Jan 2013


Dan Dicker is a 25 year veteran of the New York Mercantile Exchange where he traded crude oil, natural gas, unleaded gasoline and heating oil futures contracts.

Dan is one of the world's leading energy market analysts and has been incredibly successful over the years generating exceptional returns for individual investors, professional traders, and institutions with his unique insights that enable him to find value in exploration & production, refining and other energy sector stocks.

Latest articles from Dan

  • Two Of The Best Short-Term Plays Right Now

    Published 15 May 2015 | viewed 1,825 times

    We need an updated strategy if we’re staying in the oil game. Not a new one, mind you – the plan I’ve laid out for…

  • Trashing The Shale Business Model

    Published 08 May 2015 | viewed 2,824 times

    This Einhorn thing has me a bit spooked, no doubt about it. At the Sohn conference, the master of the Greenlight hedge fund trashed the…

  • Is It Time To Get Back In?

    Published 30 April 2015 | viewed 3,536 times

    This is getting frustrating. Oil stocks are acting like there’s a bull market in force, or soon to be in force – yet oil is…

  • Readjusting Targets And Preparing For The Next Oil Boom

    Published 24 April 2015 | viewed 3,832 times

    Nothing in the past two weeks has changed my outlook on oil and oil stocks in that I believe this 'bust' cycle which started in…

  • The Difference Disciplined Trading Makes

    Published 17 April 2015 | viewed 2,356 times

     I love it when the trolls come out of hiding, as they have this last week, specifically to rag me for ‘missing’ the last rally…

  • Exxon Not In Any Rush To Follow Shell’s Strategy

    Published 10 April 2015 | viewed 3,356 times

    Royal Dutch Shell's (RDS) $70 billion bid for U.K.-based BG Group, one of the largest buyouts in the energy space in decades, raises more questions…

  • Not Yet Time To Get Back Into Oil

    Published 03 April 2015 | viewed 5,074 times

    Oil stocks are finding some strength this week, even as oil prices remain lagged under $50 a barrel. I see investors again trying to pick…

  • Why The Latest Rally Needs To Be Sold

    Published 30 March 2015 | viewed 3,056 times

    Oil prices breached the $50 mark on Thursday as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states deployed airstrikes into Yemen in defense of the Sunni leadership…

  • Exports Looking More Likely

    Published 20 March 2015 | viewed 4,299 times

    How quickly has the oil market has changed? Since November of last year, oil predictions have run the gamut from complete wipeout to $20 a…

  • Investors Should Beware The Fracklog

    Published 13 March 2015 | viewed 4,795 times

    "Fracklog” is the latest term running around the oil world, a new game that oil producers are playing to try and outlast temporarily depressed oil…

  • Don’t Chase The Oil Trade Yet

    Published 06 March 2015 | viewed 4,377 times

    A bit of a conundrum going on in oil these days, as money continues to pour into energy companies and their bonds, mostly through fully…

  • The Two Great Survivors In Offshore

    Published 27 February 2015 | viewed 4,189 times

    Thursday morning saw a tremendous spike in share prices of the two biggest deepwater drilling rig owners, Transocean (RIG) and Seadrill (SDRL). After so many…

  • One Player That’s Not Headed Off A Cliff

    Published 20 February 2015 | viewed 4,376 times

    EOG Resources, despite their first miss in 8 quarters, has proven again it is best of breed of the shale players with its declared strategy…

  • Things Are Starting To Get Fun Again

    Published 16 February 2015 | viewed 4,124 times

    I was feeling so lonely these past weeks. All alone trying to assess the oil markets, with their wild volatility. Then, suddenly, seemingly every investment…

  • Are You Asking The Wrong Question?

    Published 09 February 2015 | viewed 3,910 times

    A massive rally in the oil market starting last Friday has everyone asking whether oil has bottomed. As for me, I’m not sure that’s the…

  • Oil Market Blood Bath Has A Long Way To Go

    Published 30 January 2015 | viewed 7,278 times

    Another Wednesday, another big build in domestic crude stocks, sending oil prices swooning again. Prices retreated another 3% to under $45 a barrel. Two majors,…

  • Desperate Times Yield Fantastic Opportunities

    Published 23 January 2015 | viewed 4,403 times

    Thursday’s ECB announcement from Mario Draghi gave everyone in the stock market continued hope – with 60b Euros of bond buying power, the stock markets…

  • Bottom Fishing In Oil’s Stormy Seas

    Published 16 January 2015 | viewed 4,571 times

    Calling a bottom in oil is a fool’s errand. What’s more important here is in trying to gauge how oil will trade AFTER it finds…

  • The Carry Trade Returns

    Published 09 January 2015 | viewed 4,007 times

    In 2008, as money rushed out of the oil market and prices continued to collapse, a bottom for oil was nearly impossible to find. But…

  • Basic Arithmetic Letting Oil Companies Down

    Published 19 December 2014 | viewed 3,403 times

    Sesame Street is better at math than the oil companies are right now. Virtually every midsized oil exploration and production company has recently claimed not…