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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

  • Why You Should Have Some NatGas In Your Portfolio

    Published 08 October 2016 | viewed 7,058 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 7,591 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 3,991 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 3,998 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 4,367 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 5,024 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 3,779 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 12,056 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 4,635 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 3,928 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 10,139 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 3,549 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…

  • Why Is There A Gasoline Glut?

    Published 23 July 2016 | viewed 5,076 times

    Have you tried to drive anywhere recently? I mean, have you just gotten in your car, not necessarily at rush hour either, and tried to…

  • What You Missed In The Wood Mackenzie Report

    Published 16 July 2016 | viewed 6,173 times

    The latest report from Wood Mackenzie on U.S. and other non-OPEC oil exploration and production into 2025 is worthy of a very deep dive, because…

  • More Pain To Come For Oilfield Services

    Published 09 July 2016 | viewed 6,134 times

    So, here we are, biding our time with our core oil portfolio, watching oil idle in the mid-$40’s and as the John Mayer song goes,…

  • It’s Time To Pick Up Some NatGas Stocks

    Published 02 July 2016 | viewed 8,103 times

    Concentrating as we have on oil and the ongoing recovery in certain oily E+P’s, we’ve kind of ignored natural gas for the most part –…

  • What To Do Next?

    Published 25 June 2016 | viewed 3,672 times

    We’ve benefited from a fairly strong oil market, resulting in an energy subsector that has been outperforming the stock indexes for the past several weeks.…

  • Choosing The Winner In U.S. Shale

    Published 18 June 2016 | viewed 6,342 times

    Now that oil is backing away marginally from its $50 level, there has been an equal retracement in the price of energy stocks with it.…

  • A Rare Opportunity In Natural Gas

    Published 11 June 2016 | viewed 9,025 times

    Natural Gas has been rallying along with oil, but I have still preferred to stay away from investing in it, as the gluts that plague…

  • OPEC’s Latest Failure Creates Opportunities For Traders

    Published 05 June 2016 | viewed 9,516 times

    No one should be surprised at the outcome of the latest OPEC meeting, which was only hastily scheduled after the disastrous non-event that occurred in…

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