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Dan Nathan

Dan Nathan is Co-Founder and Editor of, a service dedicated to equity options education & risk management. Dan has spent his 17 career as a proprietary equity & options trader at several hedge funds (SAC, Exis, Cheyne) and within the equity derivatives group of a large bank (Merrill Lynch). Since 2009 Dan has served as a broker to institutions for large equity option block trades while also offering trade structure and fundamental trade advisory. Dan is a Contributor to CNBC and weekly panelist on CNBC's Options Action, a show dedicated to equity options trading, and frequent panelist on CNBC's Fast Money. Dan is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, originally from Syracuse he now lives in New York City with his wife and 2 daughters. Email Dan at or follow Dan on Twitter @RiskReversal.

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Whole Foods Enters a Chartist's 'Triangle of Death'

By Dan Nathan

Whole Foods is sitting on a massive support level right above the gap level of $50 last year.

10:37AM 02/27/14


Home Depot Options Trading Heavily (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

As the stock rises on earnings, call options are trading at two times normal volume.

03:56PM 02/26/14


Rolling Our General Motors Options (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

Let's close our butterfly and open a position in April calls.

11:37AM 02/26/14


A TJX Preview and Trade Update (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

With earnings due tomorrow, we see three possible scenarios.

02:59PM 02/25/14


An Update on Our JPMorgan Trade (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

The stock is at a key technical level, and we suggest keeping the put protection.

11:39AM 02/25/14


National Oilwell Varco Shows Unusual Activity (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

Trading in call options is heavy, and two bullish trades stand out.

04:42PM 02/24/14


On Chevron, an Alternative Bullish Play (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

To define downside risk, consider buying these calls instead of going long the stock.

03:49PM 02/24/14


A Macy's Preview From the Options Side (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

Ahead of the company's earnings report, put protection looks reasonably priced.

02:08PM 02/24/14

Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

Here's a brief summary of our moves over the past week.

09:56AM 02/24/14


Macy's Shows Interesting Options Activity (Action Alerts OPTIONS $)

By Dan Nathan

Ahead of earnings, a trader buys a bullish overwrite that has tight strike prices.

05:11PM 02/21/14

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