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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

  • What You Need to Know about the Latest Trading Scandal

    Published 08 November 2013 | viewed 4,561 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…

  • It’s Time to Buy Refining Stocks

    Published 01 November 2013 | viewed 5,380 times

    The refiners have been a very ‘feast or famine’ trade group that I have been wary of playing.  But with widening Brent-WTI spreads, along with…

  • Taking Advantage of Temporary Weakness in the Oil Market

    Published 25 October 2013 | viewed 5,643 times

    Oil has been headed down, or at least our domestic benchmark has shown continuing weakness over the last five days.  Our investment philosophy has been…

  • Two Energy Ideas: Refiners and the Back of the Crude Curve

    Published 18 October 2013 | viewed 4,599 times

    Two energy ideas to touch upon today, now that the debt ceiling debacle is (at least for now) over:  Refiners and the back of the…

  • An Interesting Stock that has gone Under the Radar

    Published 04 October 2013 | viewed 3,681 times

    The energy sector has begun to outperform the rest of the market and that trend seems to me to be just beginning.  Therefore, it's important…

  • How To Trade The Situation In Syria

    Published 30 August 2013 | viewed 6,378 times

    The phone’s ringing off the hook in the last week of a languid summer. It’s CNBC, Fox and even Al Jazeera, all looking for insight…

  • Time for Investors to Hunker Down

    Published 23 August 2013 | viewed 7,204 times

    It’s time to step out from my ‘normal’ role as the ‘energy expert’ and make a comment or two on the markets in general, just…

  • How to Play the Coming Downturn

    Published 16 August 2013 | viewed 6,927 times

    The latest market downturn has been brewing, in my mind, for the last two months.  And we’ve been a bit too sanguine about the prospect,…

  • Time for Investors to Look at the Wolfcamp

    Published 09 August 2013 | viewed 4,062 times

    Opportunities in energy investing have really never been so focused.  With the grand arbitrage in Brent/WTI spreads largely gone, refiners haven’t been so great and…

  • How to Play the Growing Trend in MLP Spinoffs

    Published 02 August 2013 | viewed 6,360 times

    There’s been a recent mania in energy to spin off assets as master limited partnerships. You’ve seen it in practically every refinery, but other E+P…

  • How to Put an End to Gas Price Spikes

    Published 26 July 2013 | viewed 6,605 times

    The United States is producing almost 7 million barrels of oil a day, more than it has in a decade and a half.  We also…

  • Why Oil Will Stay Strong for Some Time to Come

    Published 06 July 2013 | viewed 6,971 times

    Egypt is the big topic on oil trader’s minds this week but it really shouldn’t be. Although it’s been tapped as the reason WTI oil…

  • Why Now is a Great Time to be Getting Into Oil Stocks

    Published 28 June 2013 | viewed 6,197 times

    This week’s market action seemed to prove two very old trader’s axioms – ONE – the market will do precisely what will cause the most…

  • Oil is the New Gold

    Published 21 June 2013 | viewed 8,979 times

    As I write this on Thursday morning, Gold is in a virtual freefall, dropping below $1400 an ounce for the first time in two years…

  • Why is Oil So Strong in the Face of Almost Universally Weakening Markets?

    Published 14 June 2013 | viewed 8,542 times

    The markets have looked a lot shakier in the past two weeks and that certainly applies to more than the bond and equity markets.  As…

  • Time to Rebalance your MLP Portfolio

    Published 07 June 2013 | viewed 6,971 times

    Interest rate volatility has made the dividend-paying stocks a minefield in the last several weeks and likely to continue to make them difficult investments to…

  • How to Trade the Energy Markets Over the Coming Week

    Published 31 May 2013 | viewed 7,004 times

    A few quick blog-type posts today to give an overview of the energy picture and how it should be traded in the coming week:1 -…

  • Time to Hop on the Natural Gas Train

    Published 24 May 2013 | viewed 6,188 times

    With hedge funds performing miserably this year compared to the indexes, you’ve got to say that sometimes it helps to be a little stupid.  Those…

  • A Perfectly Positioned Company Set to Benefit from North America’s Oil Boom

    Published 17 May 2013 | viewed 6,162 times

    The most compelling news of the week in the energy world was the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) mid-term report, calling for a ‘supply shock’ from…

  • A Company that Stands to do Well from the Collapsing WTI-Brent Spread

    Published 10 May 2013 | viewed 5,188 times

    Another week away from my usual trading desk in New York does lead to a different and useful perspective on energy events without concentrating on…

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