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.


  • Charts Look Really Bad for Apple Monday, 8 Oct 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    Apple’s is about ten-percent off its recent highs. And if the chart is any indication, the pain could just be starting.

  • One is a major oil company, the other is a social media giant. One has a P/E below 10, and the other has a P/E above 120. One has risen almost 20% in the past three months, and the other has plunged almost 30%. But these two companies have at least one thing in common: On Friday the traders on CNBC's “Options Action” see them heading higher.

  • 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.


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