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Dan Nathan

CNBC Contributor

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.

Follow Dan Nathan on Twitter @RiskReversal.

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  • Options Action ReCap Monday, 14 Nov 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Could we make it four for four? So far, so good. Last week, we scored a rather profitable exacta, suggesting bullish options trades to profit from Cisco and Priceline earnings. And this week, we appear to be setting up pretty nicely for another batch of winners.

  • Options Action Recap Tuesday, 1 Nov 2011 | 10:20 AM ET

    Two bearish trades, two winners, one strategy. That more or less sums up last Friday's Options Action.

  • Wynn Las Vegas

    A couple weeks back, Dan Nathan of CNBC's Options Action and of RiskReversal.com suggested a bearish bet on Casino giant Wynn Reports. This trade did not come lightly to him.

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