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Daniel Dicker is currently CEO of wealth management group MercBloc after spending over 20 years as a [[local trader]] at the [[New York Mercantile Exchange]]. He served on various committees at [[NYMEX]] and helped development the [[PJM electricity futures]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cfbta.org/pdfs/Spring2004.pdf|name=The Opening Call|org=Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref> In 2006 Dicker ran for chairman of NYMEX when incumbent [[Mitchell Steinhouse]] decided not to run for re-election<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/facesinthenews/2006/03/21/nymex-steinhause-ipo_cx_em_0321autofacescan13.html|name=N.Y. Merc Chief Won't Stand For Reelection|org=Forbes|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref> but he lost a three-way race against former chairman [[Michel Marks]] and eventual victor [[Richard Schaeffer]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://nymex.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=352|name=NYMEX Announces Richard Schaeffer Elected Chairman, Other Election Results|org=NYMEX|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref>
Daniel Dicker is currently CEO of wealth management group MercBloc after spending over 20 years as a [[local trader]] at the [[New York Mercantile Exchange]]. He served on various committees at [[NYMEX]] and helped development the [[PJM electricity futures]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.cfbta.org/pdfs/Spring2004.pdf|name=The Opening Call|org=Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref> In 2006 Dicker ran for chairman of NYMEX when incumbent [[Mitchell Steinhouse]] decided not to run for re-election<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.forbes.com/facesinthenews/2006/03/21/nymex-steinhause-ipo_cx_em_0321autofacescan13.html|name=N.Y. Merc Chief Won't Stand For Reelection|org=Forbes|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref> but he lost a three-way race against former chairman [[Michel Marks]] and eventual victor [[Richard Schaeffer]].<ref>{{cite web|url=http://nymex.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=352|name=NYMEX Announces Richard Schaeffer Elected Chairman, Other Election Results|org=NYMEX|date=March 24, 2008}}</ref>



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Daniel Dicker
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Occupation CEO
Employer MercBloc
Location New York, NY
Website http://mercbloc.com/

Daniel Dicker is currently CEO of wealth management group MercBloc after spending over 20 years as a local trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange. He served on various committees at NYMEX and helped development the PJM electricity futures.[1] In 2006 Dicker ran for chairman of NYMEX when incumbent Mitchell Steinhouse decided not to run for re-election[2] but he lost a three-way race against former chairman Michel Marks and eventual victor Richard Schaeffer.[3]

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Background[edit]

Dicker has spent over 20 years as a local floor trader and commodities trade adviser in the energy market, actively trading crude oil, natural gasd, unleaded gasoline and heating oil futures. He also performs fundamental and technical analysis and trades outright, intermarket and intramarket spreads and cracks.[4] In 2003 he helped design and launch the new NYMEX PJM electricity futures, whcih helped trigger a resuregence in NYMEX power contracts and traded 600,000 contracts in 2007.[5]

The Media Market[edit]

Dicker is also well known to energy traders as a frequent author and commentator on commodity and equity markets. He writes regular columns for TheStreet.com and RealMoney.com and has appeared as an energy-markets analyst on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and CNNfn. He has recently been arguing that the price of oil is being driven upwards more by speculativ e activity than by market fundamentals.[6]

Education[edit]

Dicker holds a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.[7]

Published Works[edit]

  • CME and Nymex Look Like a Winning Pair[8]


References[edit]

  1. The Opening Call. Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association.
  2. N.Y. Merc Chief Won't Stand For Reelection. Forbes.
  3. NYMEX Announces Richard Schaeffer Elected Chairman, Other Election Results. NYMEX.
  4. Think Like a Commodity Trader. TheStreet.com.
  5. The Group. MercBloc.
  6. Forget Fundamentals when it comes to Oil. TheStreet.com.
  7. The Opening Call. Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association.
  8. CME and Nymex Look Like a Winning Pair. The Street.com.