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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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  • Expiration Housekeeping Friday, 19 Jun 2009 | 3:30 PM ET

    With June expiration today, I thought a little housekeeping would be in order. On May 8th, Dan Nathan suggested putting on a calendar spread, where he sold the Apple June 140 call for $2.35 to finance the purchase of the July 140 call for $4.35. Talk about turning time into money.

  • RIMM Rocker? Tuesday, 16 Jun 2009 | 4:49 PM ET

    For those of you who happened to catch "Options Action" on Friday, and you know who you are, we had by our own lofty standards, some pretty good calls. We warned about the decline in material and transport names, suggesting defensive trades for both.

  • I Have Seen This Before Tuesday, 9 Jun 2009 | 8:50 AM ET

    Growing up, I was a huge fan of The Peanuts, especially when Lucy would hold a football out for Charlie Brown, only to pull it away and cause Charlie to fall. A similar dynamic is taking place with Apple shareholders and the closely-followed Developers Conference.

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