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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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  • Beating The Odds on Akamai Thursday, 28 Oct 2010 | 4:14 PM ET

    On last Friday's Options Action, our goal was clear: give you an edge on earnings season. Ironically, Dan Nathan proposed accomplishing said goal by employing a low probability trade: the strangle. And lo and behold, it worked.

  • Options Action Recap Monday, 25 Oct 2010 | 3:40 PM ET

    Last Friday on Options Action, we did something we rarely do; we bought options instead of selling them. Our goal was simple, to try and give you new names and new strategies so you could get an edge on earnings. And while it remains to be seen whether we accomplished said goals, I thought a recap was in order nonetheless.

  • Microsoft's Moment of Truth Thursday, 22 Jul 2010 | 4:11 PM ET
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    Option prices are implying a 4.5% move in the post-market for Microsoft, slightly more than its historical average of 4%.

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