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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You might be wondering why Bank of America puts are so active today, especially in the May expiry. Do options traders doubt the rally in the banks? Do they view BofA’s prospects as less than rosy? Plausible explanations for sure, but perhaps a simpler reason exists: Friday’s Options Action.
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