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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

  • Have Oil Prices Stagnated?

    Published 30 June 2017 | viewed 5,199 times

    Two events this week give us some insights on how to trade the oil markets and oil stocks for the next few weeks. First, there’s…

  • What To Do As Oil Prices Plunge?

    Published 23 June 2017 | viewed 4,908 times

    Everyone is scrambling for a new plan now --- now that oil is in its third mini-bust since the major bust cycle that began in…

  • Oil Prices Fall, But The Macro Picture Looks Bright

    Published 16 June 2017 | viewed 7,041 times

    Times are rough, if you’re an energy investor, there’s no doubt about it. But it’s important to remember why you’re a subscriber here at the…

  • Bearish Markets: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

    Published 09 June 2017 | viewed 5,380 times

    In my early days of trading, I had a ‘mentor’ of sorts who gave me all sorts of advice and useful tips about market action.…

  • The Oil Market Is Destined To Re-Balance

    Published 02 June 2017 | viewed 5,428 times

    It’s been one week after the ‘magic’ oil supply deal was extended between OPEC members and Russia and it’s been followed by just about the…

  • It’s Not Over For OPEC Just Yet

    Published 26 May 2017 | viewed 4,770 times

    OPEC extended production cuts that were originally agreed in December 2016 for another 9 months, delivering both OPEC members and Russian discipline that will last…

  • This Could Be Oil’s Last Trip Into The $40’s

    Published 21 May 2017 | viewed 43,741 times

    No need to bury the lede in this week’s column: OPEC will extend production guidelines in next week’s meeting in Vienna, and extend them even…

  • North American Oil Stocks: Buy Or Sell?

    Published 12 May 2017 | viewed 4,430 times

    Oil spent the last week in a fast funk before a resurgence of interest sent prices rising back towards $50 this week. As the 1st…

  • U.S. Oil Producers Becoming Increasingly Self-Destructive

    Published 05 May 2017 | viewed 6,318 times

    It’s absolutely maddening watching the first quarter results float in from the large cap energy companies. And the one image I continue see in my…

  • Is Now The Time To Make Long Bets In The Oil Market?

    Published 28 April 2017 | viewed 5,793 times

    Negativity has almost never been as high as I’ve seen it in the past several days for the oil space. And, to be fair, I…

  • Why Brexit, Bombs And Trump Can’t Move Oil Prices

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 6,447 times

    2017 hasn’t seen much volatility in oil prices, something we might not have expected with a new administration, a change in Fed policy, Brexit and…

  • Why Oil Markets Are Not Recovering Much Faster

    Published 16 April 2017 | viewed 22,376 times

    For several months, I’ve been trying to reconcile two divergent and counter-intuitive trends in oil, and it’s forced me towards a soberer outlook going forward.…

  • Oil’s Catch-22 That Nobody Saw Coming

    Published 14 April 2017 | viewed 9,119 times

    For several months, I’ve been trying to reconcile two divergent and counter-intuitive trends in oil, and it’s forced me towards a soberer outlook going forward.…

  • U.S. Shale’s Breakeven Myth

    Published 08 April 2017 | viewed 5,857 times

    Most oil analysts have one goal in mind, and it’s not to be right about predicting the future prices of oil. It’s about trying especially…

  • A Rising Star In U.S. Shale?

    Published 01 April 2017 | viewed 5,632 times

    They say that success is easy: All one needs to do is find something that works, and then do it – over and over again.…

  • Are The Survivors Of The Offshore Bust A Buy?

    Published 25 March 2017 | viewed 4,160 times

    I know that many of the oil analysts out there have gone weak on me. Unable to believe in the inevitable re-balancing of the oil…

  • Stop Counting On Oil Contangos

    Published 18 March 2017 | viewed 4,820 times

    In early 2009, I did a segment on CNBC with Erin Burnett and the late Mark Haines, pointing out a way for us to band…

  • Tipping The Balance: The $50 Sweet Spot

    Published 11 March 2017 | viewed 3,126 times

    This week, an update on an investment I recommended last year in late May – Silver Run Acquisitions Corporation, then the SPAC of ex-CEO of…

  • Energy Stocks And The Political Prism

    Published 04 March 2017 | viewed 3,376 times

    As investors, we’ve settled on focusing on well-run independent U.S. shale producers for the core of our holdings, especially those in the Permian basin. Although…

  • As Oil Markets Remain Unpredictable, Permian Is A Solid Bet

    Published 25 February 2017 | viewed 4,810 times

    Sometimes trading is easy, sometimes it’s not. But certain rules apply at all times: The trend is your friend. Get out of bad trades. When…

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