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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

  • Japan’s Uncertain Energy Future

    Published 11 April 2014 | viewed 1,288 times

    This column is being written later in my day than usual as I was completing a two-part interview with the NHK network, the PBS of…

  • On the Short End of a Slippery Stick

    Published 28 March 2014 | viewed 1,580 times

    There’s little in the energy space that I like right now; major indexes look fairly priced and energy stocks offer even less to get excited…

  • Time to Look North of the Border

    Published 21 March 2014 | viewed 1,697 times

    2014 has been a tough year to find value in energy.  With oil shale still representing the best investment opportunity in the United States but…

  • US Energy Boom vs Russian Energy Influence

    Published 14 March 2014 | viewed 1,774 times

    It is with incredible equanimity that the media has digested the announcement of a 5 million barrel ‘test’ release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve on…

  • The Unstoppable Upwards Trend of Energy Prices

    Published 07 March 2014 | viewed 1,950 times

    No one at this point needs another column on the crisis in the Ukraine, the natural gas influence of Russian pipelines on Eastern Europe or…

  • One for the Speculators Amongst You

    Published 24 February 2014 | viewed 1,761 times

    The last several weeks have seen some very strong US crude oil prices, adding strength to my prediction that we'll likely see average prices of…

  • Forget Momentum – 2014 is About Value

    Published 14 February 2014 | viewed 1,631 times

    It’s been a tough winter, and not just because of the weather.  The markets have given us opportunity but it’s been a barbed-wire wrapped one: …

  • Time to Get Into Rock Solid Large Cap Dividend Payers

    Published 07 February 2014 | viewed 1,927 times

    If you’ve missed the point of the last 2 weeks of market action, let me get you up to date:  2014 is going to be…

  • Is There Still Opportunity in the Natural Gas Space?

    Published 31 January 2014 | viewed 1,814 times

    We’ve got to talk about natural gas, because it’s recently been by far the most volatile commodity and, truth be told, a fantastic long-term investment…

  • Time to Play the Natural Gas Rally?

    Published 24 January 2014 | viewed 1,858 times

    Natural gas can be the most mercurial of commodities, believe me.  In the 20 years I’ve watched it trade, it can be the most difficult…

  • Energy Markets and the Waiting Game

    Published 10 January 2014 | viewed 1,473 times

    Sometimes I regret being an energy focused trader, because frankly, nothing much has been happening to make an energy trader happy -- crude prices have…

  • A Quick Trading Opportunity for 2014

    Published 03 January 2014 | viewed 1,974 times

    I’m not giving up on any of the long-term energy trends that I pointed out and traded successfully in 2013, but I do believe we’ll…

  • Oil Market Predictions for 2014

    Published 27 December 2013 | viewed 5,314 times

    For my last column of 2013, I’ll give a few predictions for the energy markets for 2014 and one in particular where I am almost…

  • Ending the Oil Export Ban: Who will be the Winners and Losers?

    Published 20 December 2013 | viewed 1,550 times

    One of the energy themes we need to keep track of in 2014 is the possible end of the crude oil export ban here in…

  • My Top Stock Pick for 2014

    Published 13 December 2013 | viewed 2,352 times

    Coming into the end of the year, I challenged my readers to help me find great stock ideas using what I think will be one…

  • The Most Important Energy Trend in 2014

    Published 06 December 2013 | viewed 2,419 times

    We’re getting to the end of the year and it’s nearing time for my ‘best stock’ selections for 2014, so you might think that the…

  • Why the Iranian Nuclear Deal Could Lead to an Increase in Oil Prices

    Published 29 November 2013 | viewed 2,267 times

    Why is Brent crude rallying in the face of a new Iran nuclear deal?  Two words might explain it:  Saudi Arabia. No one was more…

  • Are you Listening to the Pundits or the Markets?

    Published 22 November 2013 | viewed 1,645 times

    Happy days are here again:  The outpouring of joy at seeing gas prices marginally lower coming into Thanksgiving this year has the oil watchers all…

  • The IEA Finally Gets it Right

    Published 15 November 2013 | viewed 1,538 times

    The latest IEA report on Crude supplies has got me thinking, a new accomplishment for the IEA who have been woefully behind the curve on…

  • What You Need to Know about the Latest Trading Scandal

    Published 08 November 2013 | viewed 2,254 times

    It’s been a busy year for the regulators and legal groups of major banks and hedge funds, as the recent fines of JP Morgan, Steve…