Expert analysis of rising oil prices and the out-of-control oil markets that jeopardize both national security and the economy
The price of oil is negatively impacting both companies and consumers. In Oil's Endless Bid: Taming the Unreliable Price of Energy to Secure Our Economy, energy analyst Dan Dicker recalls his experiences as an oil trader and reveals the changes that have taken place in the oil markets during the past twenty years, and particularly the last five, as investment banks, energy hedge funds, and managed futures funds have come to dominate energy trading and wreak havoc on prices.
Written by an industry insider, Oil's Endless Bid analyzes the biggest financial story of the last ten years?how we lost control of our oil markets.
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Dan Dicker has devoted over 30 years to expanding his knowledge and developing a unique perspective of the energy markets. After graduating from State University of New York at Stony Brook, Dan joined the floor at the New York Mercantile Exchange, where he traded his own accounts in energy futures: crude oil, natural gas, gasoline and heating oil.
Dan’s focus and deep understanding of the financial energy markets gave him unique insights which enabled him to find value in exploration & production, refining and other energy sector stocks. Earlier in his career Dan designed and supervised the introduction of the NYMEX PJM electricity futures contract which was the basis of Nymex’s resurgence in the clearing of power market contracts.
As a licensed commodities trade advisor, Dan is widely recognized for his expertise in fundamental and technical analysis of the energy markets: supply and demand statistics (DOE, EIA), CFTC trade reportage, volume and open interest, trends, Stochastics, Bollinger Bands, Elliot Wave theory, bar & tick charting and Japanese candlesticks plus outright, intermarket and intramarket spreads and cracks.
Starting in 2002, Dan Dicker has appeared as an energy analyst with all the major financial news networks including: CNBC, Bloomberg US and UK and CNNfn. Dan is the author of many energy articles published in NYMEX and other energy trade journals and was the featured cover story in the October 2013 issue of Futures magazine. He is a regular columnist at Jim Cramer’s TheStreet.com and RealMoney.com and is also a trade analyst and contributor at Oilprice.com.
Dan is the author of two books on the energy markets: “Shale Boom, Shale Bust: The Myth of Saudi America,” published in 2014, and “Oil’s Endless Bid: Taming the Unreliable Price of Oil to Secure Our Economy,” which was named to Bloomberg/Business Week’s top business book titles list in 2011.
Dan lives with his wife and family in New York.