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Dan Dicker

Contributor since: 10 Jan 2013

Dan Dicker

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

  • Oil Traders Should Ignore Trump’s OPEC Tweets

    Published 06 July 2018 | viewed 8,292 times

    It’s strange being an oil and energy stock trader these days. Of course, the policies coming from Washington always had an impact on where oil…

  • A Wild Card In Oil Markets

    Published 29 June 2018 | viewed 5,232 times

    This column needs to be somewhat of a hodgepodge of ideas, because the one consistent thesis that has moved our investment needle for the last…

  • How To Trade OPEC’s Production Boost

    Published 22 June 2018 | viewed 4,880 times

    I’ve been waiting for the last minute to write this column, waiting on the decision of OPEC in Vienna this morning. While the final decision…

  • Pullback In Oil Prices Provides An Opportunity

    Published 08 June 2018 | viewed 9,647 times

    The amazing compliance from OPEC members and Russia to production guidelines has drained the surplus from global supplies and brought oil prices up to trade…

  • Where Does Oil Go From Here?

    Published 01 June 2018 | viewed 6,702 times

    This last week, there was immediate wailing from the analysts as soon as the announcement went out that the Saudis and the Russians were discussing…

  • The Best Shale Investment This Summer

    Published 25 May 2018 | viewed 3,736 times

    Three very different news stories dominated the week in energy – let’s look at those and then some oil ideas that might come from them.…

  • The Ideal Moment In Oil Markets

    Published 18 May 2018 | viewed 4,774 times

    There are moments – very very few moments – when a trader feels he’s got the markets pretty well sussed, has his positions all in…

  • What Trump’s Iran Decision Tells Us About Oil Markets

    Published 11 May 2018 | viewed 4,498 times

    There is only one oil story worth concentrating on this week, and the market’s reaction to it tells us so much about our oil positions…

  • Never Trust A Banker About Oil Prices

    Published 06 May 2018 | viewed 18,021 times

    In recent weeks I’ve commented on the powerful bullish forces that have combined in oil and oil stocks and your need to increase your exposure…

  • Reflecting On The Oil Rally

    Published 27 April 2018 | viewed 3,393 times

    A mélange of topics to be covered this week in the column, I cannot pick one that is more valuable than the other, so I’ll…

  • The Bearish Case For Oil Stocks

    Published 20 April 2018 | viewed 4,662 times

    It’s hard to imagine myself writing a more insightful column than the one I wrote last week on the energy markets and how to play…

  • Is The Disconnect Between Oil And Oil Stocks Dissolving?

    Published 13 April 2018 | viewed 5,695 times

    I’ve commented for weeks upon the disconnect that continues between the price of oil and the prices of oil stocks. In the past, you could…

  • Minimizing Risk In Volatile Markets

    Published 06 April 2018 | viewed 2,298 times

    Have you been experiencing a sickening feeling? The kind you get when a plane hits some unexpected turbulence, or when the roller coaster you’re on…

  • Look At Oil Majors As The Disconnect Continues

    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 5,017 times

    As a trader, you can sometimes get so frustrated with the market that you’ll do something impulsive – and stupid. I call this the “Screw…

  • There’s No ‘New Normal’ In Oil Stocks

    Published 23 March 2018 | viewed 4,426 times

    I’ve been following and trading oil and oil stocks for more than 35 years, and I’ve never seen it quite like this, where oil stocks…

  • Are Oil Stocks Stagnating?

    Published 18 March 2018 | viewed 10,063 times

    The news in the energy markets is very intense indeed – although for an oil stock investor, nothing seems to matter much – but more…

  • Is It Time To Abandon Oil Stocks?

    Published 16 March 2018 | viewed 6,830 times

    The news in the energy markets is very intense indeed – although for an oil stock investor, nothing seems to matter much – but more…

  • What Explains The Divergence Between Oil Prices And Oil Stocks?

    Published 02 March 2018 | viewed 5,602 times

    These last few weeks have been confusing, even for a 35-year oil trading veteran like me. There are some things I’m recently seeing in energy…

  • What Explains The Poor Performance Of Oil Stocks?

    Published 23 February 2018 | viewed 5,352 times

    It’s amazing – I was so much more comfortable holding oil stocks last year – when oil was trading fifteen dollars lower and more, than…

  • How To Play The Next Oil Price Rally

    Published 16 February 2018 | viewed 7,452 times

    I focus on the oil and gas markets and energy stocks. But that hardly immunizes me from the rest of the macro environment – the…

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