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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 Tuesday, 11 Aug 2009 | 4:42 PM ET

    Hello Options Action faithful. We promised a recap of the trades - so here it is.

  • The Torture Chamber Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 3:51 PM ET

    As we have head into Cisco's earnings print tonight, the implied move int he options market has ticked up a bit from ~2.5% last last week to almost 5% which is a bit rich to the avgerage over the last 8qtrs of about 4%.

  • Options Action ReCap Monday, 3 Aug 2009 | 2:41 PM ET

    Nothing feels worse than having to leave a party, race home as fast as you can, only to miss snippets of that cable sensation "Options Action" (known within the industry as "The O/A").

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