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Dan Passarelli

Dan Passarelli is an author, trader and former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group. Dan has written two books on options trading: Trading Option Greeks and The Market Taker's Edge. He is also the founder and CEO of Market Taker Mentoring, a leading options education firm that provides personalized, one-on-one mentoring for option traders and online classes. Passarelli began his trading career on the floor of the CBOE as an equity options market maker. He also traded agricultural options and futures on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade (now part of CME Group). In 2005 Dan joined CBOE's Options Institute and began teaching both basic and advanced trading concepts to retail traders, brokers, institutional traders, financial planners and advisers, money managers and market makers. In addition to his work with the CBOE, he has taught options strategies at the Options Industry Council, the International Securities Exchange, CME Group, the Philadelphia Stock Exchange and many leading options-based brokerage firms.

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Options: Delta-Neutral Trading Strategies

By Dan Passarelli

There are plenty of fairly straightforward, delta-neutral trades that are common among retail traders.

12:34PM 02/23/12

Covered Calls vs. Naked Puts

By Dan Passarelli

I want to follow up on fellow OptionsProfits contributor Skip Raschke's article and help clarify why a covered call is synthetically identical to a naked put.

11:14AM 10/28/11

Gamma Scalping and a Crash Course on the Greeks

By Dan Passarelli

Understanding how gamma scalping fits into volatility pricing is essential in understanding the mechanics of volatility.

01:28PM 10/21/11

Discipline is Key

By Dan Passarelli

The real key to being successful isn't having all winners, it's managing your losers.

11:52AM 10/04/11

GT: Let's Roll

By Dan Passarelli

Jill Malandrino of Options Profits and Scott Redler, T3Live's Chief Strategic Officer, tell you how to tread fundamentally and technically for a trade. We tie it all in with the options strategy and analysis by Dan Passarelli of Market Taker.

09:28AM 09/29/11

NASDAQ OMX Alpha Index Options Beat the Market

By Dan Passarelli

Let's break down the performance of NASDAQ's latest options product and set up a trade in GOOSY for you.

10:28AM 09/22/11

Why It's Absolutely Essential to Pick the Right Options Trading Strategy

By Dan Passarelli

How do professional traders consistently make money? By being expert strategists. Let's look into this idea using Amazon.com as a case study.

03:28PM 09/16/11

Generally Good Ideas

By Dan Passarelli

Every now and then, it's nice to have a little reminder on trade management and techniques.

03:21PM 09/07/11

Know Your 'Options' on VIX

By Dan Passarelli

VIX options are a really useful trading tool. But make sure you understand them before committing to a trade.

02:17PM 08/19/11

CL: Brushing Up on a Defensive Play

By Dan Passarelli

Jill Malandrino of Options Profits and T3's Chief Strategist, Scott Redler, review the consumer staples space and Colgate as a defensive play in a tough market. Here is the options strategy by Dan Passarelli of Market Taker.

09:28AM 08/04/11

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