Dan Nathan is the Co-Founder and Editor of RiskReversal, a service dedicated to helping equity traders/investors understand the alternative ways they can express their views in the equity markets.
Dan is also the co-founder of and contributor to The Ticker District, a website and social network dedicated to daily trading commentary covering markets across multiple asset classes and geographies.
Dan has spent the better part of the last 18 years as a proprietary equity & options trader at hedge funds (SAC, Exis & Cheyne Capital) and within the equity derivatives group of Merrill Lynch.
Since 2009, Dan has served as a broker to investment banks for large equity option block trades while also offering trade structure and fundamental trade ideas to investment managers. 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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Technology stocks and casino companies do not have much in common. At least, that's what traders on Friday's Options Action figured. They made the case that big technology stocks are on their way lower, and Las Vegas Sands is set for a bullish breakout.
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