Daniel Dicker

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Daniel Dicker
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 develop the PJM electricity futures.[1] Template:Infobox Midpage Need Sponsor


Dicker has spent over 20 years as a local floor trader and commodities trade adviser in the energy market, actively trading crude oil, natural gas, unleaded gasoline and heating oil futures. He also performs fundamental and technical analysis and trades outright, intermarket and intramarket spreads and cracks.[2] In 2003 he helped design and launch the new NYMEX PJM electricity futures, which helped trigger a resuregence in NYMEX power contracts and traded 600,000 contracts in 2007.[3]

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.[4]


Dicker holds a bachelor of science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.[5]

Published Works[edit]

  • CME and Nymex Look Like a Winning Pair[6]


  1. The Opening Call. Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association.
  2. Think Like a Commodity Trader. TheStreet.com.
  3. The Group. MercBloc.
  4. Forget Fundamentals when it comes to Oil. TheStreet.com.
  5. The Opening Call. Commodity Floor Brokers and Traders Association.
  6. CME and Nymex Look Like a Winning Pair. The Street.com.