Dan Nathan is the co-founder and editor of RiskReversal.com a website dedicated to helping equity traders/investors understand the alternative ways they can express their views in the equity markets. Our main goal is to detail the use of equity options to better define risk, enhance yield and make use of leverage in a cost effective way: Dan has spent the better part of the last 16 years as a proprietary equity & options trader at hedge funds (SAC, Exis & Cheyne Capital) and within the equity derivatives group of Merrill Lynch.
Since early 2009, Nathan has served as a broker to investment banks for large equity option block trades while also offering trade structure and fundamental trade ideas. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, originally from Syracuse he now lives in New York City with his wife and two daughters.
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When Fed Chairman Bernanke unveiled a new round of qualitative easing last week, it sure made the "Options Action" traders optimistic. At least, that’s the way it seemed on Friday’s show, when they presented two bullish trades — one on Apple, and another on Wells Fargo.
Time to get bullish? The "Options Action" traders sure seemed to think so. After all, on Friday’s show, they explained why they expect two very different stocks to go higher — Apple and Bank of America.
One is a much-maligned social media company, and the other is a Dow stalwart. Their common thread? The traders on Friday’s ‘Options Action’ foresee both stocks heading higher. Let’s check out the bull calls on Facebook and Boeing.
Technology stocks and casino companies do not have much in common. At least, that's what traders on Friday's Options Action figured. They made the case that big technology stocks are on their way lower, and Las Vegas Sands is set for a bullish breakout.
Tiffany and Yum Brands might sell very different types of products, and appeal to quite dissimilar customer bases. But whether we’re talking about silver or fried chicken, one thing is clear—both companies have massive international exposure
While equity investors long ago discarded RIMM to the unmarked grave of failed tech companies (see Palm, Nokia), options traders see opportunity.
After the worst week of the year for the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq, Riskreversal.com’s Dan Nathan thinks the scene is set for a global stock swoon over the next few months.
Two bearish trades on two wildly different companies. That more or less sums up last Friday’s Options Action, where the market’s recent rally took a back seat to some decidedly downbeat views on our show.
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