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Dan Dicker

Dan Dicker

Contributor since: 10 Jan 2013

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

  • Geopolitics and the Changing Oil Market

    Published 25 July 2014 | viewed 148 times

    In the oil markets today there’s a lot to talk about, almost too much.  I have never seen such a disarray of geopolitical influences on…

  • Another Stupid US Energy Policy Decision

    Published 27 June 2014 | viewed 1,671 times

    The recent ruling by the Commerce Department, allowing Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD) and Enterprise Product Partners (EPD) to export light ‘condensates’ puts an effective end…

  • Higher Oil Prices Are On The Way

    Published 20 June 2014 | viewed 2,106 times

    For the last week, I had viewed the relative complacency of the oil markets to the latest struggles for control of Iraq as the correct…

  • The Fall of Mosul & Stock Update

    Published 13 June 2014 | viewed 1,538 times

    Two very big stories this week require that I address both briefly.  First, Iraq.While it is incredibly disheartening to see Mosul fall so quickly to…

  • An Obvious Play in Canada’s Torquay region

    Published 06 June 2014 | viewed 1,649 times

    It has been the continued strength of the crude oil market, through the very bearish (and wrong) predictions of most of the major wirehouse analysts…

  • Why You Have to be Long the Domestic E+P’s.

    Published 30 May 2014 | viewed 1,670 times

    The big head fake in energy, the one that has somewhat confused me has been how the fantastic quarterly results from the independent E+P’s has…

  • How to Profit from the Coming Euro Gas Shortage

    Published 23 May 2014 | viewed 1,855 times

    The impact of the massive natural gas deal between Gazprom and the Chinese this week will be felt for years.  It has absolutely shocked me…

  • Midstream Opportunities in the Marcellus

    Published 04 May 2014 | viewed 1,825 times

    I’ve been warning readers about 1st quarter energy results in the Exploration and Production companies – believing that the results would be overhyped and lead…

  • Japan’s Uncertain Energy Future

    Published 11 April 2014 | viewed 2,134 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 1,853 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 2,026 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 2,124 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 2,193 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 2,259 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 2,068 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 2,355 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 2,080 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 2,053 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 1,802 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 2,136 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…