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Dan Dicker

Contributor since: 10 Jan 2013

Dan Dicker

Biography

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

  • How To Trade The OPEC Deal

    Published 03 December 2016 | viewed 3,404 times

    OPEC delivered a very substantial production cut on Wednesday in Vienna, and first, I need to take a victory lap: – I was one of…

  • How To Play The OPEC Production Cut

    Published 26 November 2016 | viewed 5,887 times

    We’ve been trying to leverage what we’re convinced will be a substantial OPEC accord on Wednesday, November 30th, and spent the last several columns outlining…

  • Why You Should Expect A Substantial OPEC Deal

    Published 19 November 2016 | viewed 4,382 times

    OPEC ministers are again meeting, this time in Doha, but haven’t yet showed a sign of a sweeping deal that could come out of Vienna…

  • It’s Too Early To Draw Conclusions From Trump’s Energy Policy

    Published 12 November 2016 | viewed 2,695 times

    It'd be easier if I were an expert in something other than energy – that'd make the forecasting of which stocks will benefit under a…

  • Hold Off On Energy Stocks Until After The Elections

    Published 05 November 2016 | viewed 3,411 times

    We’re seeing oil stock prices come down along with oil prices themselves, to targets that we had established long ago as worthwhile spots at which…

  • Why Are Refiners Still Underperforming?

    Published 29 October 2016 | viewed 2,901 times

    During this oil bust, one sub-sector of energy should have been raking it in – the refiners – and yet their stocks have remained relatively…

  • What Saudi Bonds Say About Where Oil Is Headed

    Published 22 October 2016 | viewed 4,619 times

    The Saudis have floated their first sovereign bonds, a $17.5 billion dollar offering that was more than 6 times oversubscribed. This bond issuance gives us…

  • The Saudi Push For $60 Oil

    Published 15 October 2016 | viewed 4,398 times

    There might have been a lot of skepticism in the preliminary OPEC production ‘deal’ that was announced a few weeks ago in Algiers, but much…

  • Why You Should Have Some NatGas In Your Portfolio

    Published 08 October 2016 | viewed 4,721 times

    I know, I know – all the sexy in the energy world right now is in Oil – what with the latest OPEC ‘arrangement’ on…

  • OPEC Has Just Put A Floor Under Oil Prices

    Published 01 October 2016 | viewed 5,636 times

    The stunning news of a tentative OPEC agreement out of Algiers caught just about every trader flat-footed. Speculative short positions in oil had been growing,…

  • These Refiners Could See Some Healthy Returns

    Published 24 September 2016 | viewed 2,363 times

    We’ve continued to try to find value in the energy space, by trading around and out of winners in the independent E+P’s and majors that…

  • Avoid These ‘Shale Legends’ For Now

    Published 17 September 2016 | viewed 2,730 times

    The Fed continues to dominate the markets and our trading in oil and oil stocks. God knows there are hundreds of writers out there with…

  • These E&P’s Might Have Rallied To Fast Too Soon

    Published 10 September 2016 | viewed 2,874 times

    In investing, there’s a patience factor that can’t be overstressed. We showed that kind of patience in the Spring of this year, as we loaded…

  • $40 Oil Will Bring Value In Oil Stocks

    Published 03 September 2016 | viewed 3,608 times

    In my last column, I tried to draw a few long range conclusions about U.S. production of shale oil, using the terrific graphics from Enno…

  • Why Well Efficiency Is Overvalued

    Published 27 August 2016 | viewed 2,471 times

    When investing in energy companies, or anything else for that matter, we’re playing a bit of a game. There’s tons of information out there coming…

  • Why Investors Shouldn’t Believe The OPEC Rumors

    Published 21 August 2016 | viewed 9,058 times

    We’ve entered the twilight zone in oil, where rumors and financial moves in outer markets are affecting oil and the stocks we’ve accumulated, making trading…

  • Why This Is Not The Time To Chase Oil Stocks

    Published 20 August 2016 | viewed 3,294 times

    We’ve entered the twilight zone in oil, where rumors and financial moves in outer markets are affecting oil and the stocks we’ve accumulated, making trading…

  • Refiners: A Bankable Energy Play

    Published 13 August 2016 | viewed 2,525 times

    The sub-sectors of energy are where big money is made in trading oil stocks – we must decide where the next move will be and…

  • Is There More Value In Natural Gas?

    Published 05 August 2016 | viewed 5,278 times

    I’m looking to make only some small tweaks to our investments in this lazy month of August. It is a time I’ve tried to avoid…

  • Ignore Low Volume Market Zig-Zags In August

    Published 30 July 2016 | viewed 2,293 times

    Heading into August, the smartest advice I’ve taken has been to back away from markets. Volumes are weak, interest is small (particularly in an election…

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