Guy Adami and Dan Nathan, the OG's of financial influence and founders of the Risk Reversal media empire, join the Express to reveal their processes and approach to trading the markets while talking about them all day long. Hear why they are bearish, where the risks are, and their rankings of the best rock bands of all time. Plus, why the calls for the demise of the U.S. dollar may be #TooSoon.
Meet Guy and Nathan
Guy Adami is an original member of CNBC’s Fast Money. He is currently the Director of Advisor Advocacy at Private Advisor Group in Morristown, New Jersey, which is comprised of a network of nearly 600 advisors with assets approaching $17 billion.
Guy began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1986 and was quickly promoted to Vice President and head gold trader at the firm. In 1996, he joined Goldman Sachs as their head gold trader and was one of the many proprietary traders within the Fixed Income Currency and Commodity division. In the spring of 2000, Adami joined the U.S. Equities division of Goldman Sachs where he was put in charge of the firm’s Industrial/Basic Material group.
Dan Nathan is the principal of RiskReversal Advisors, founded in 2016, an advisory firm that offers consulting services to investment banks, investment advisors, and private companies.
Dan has spent much of his 25-year financial career as an equity and options trader. He has worked at hedge funds (SAC, Cheyne, & Exis Capital), within the equity derivatives group of Merrill Lynch, and as a sole proprietor.
Dan was a regular panelist on CNBC’s Options Action from 2009 through 2019 and has been a regular panelist on CNBC’s Fast Money since 2011.
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Links for Show Notes
- What is a Bear Trap?
- What is a Reserve Currency? The U.S. Dollar's Role and History
- The Bretton Woods Agreement and the Institutions It Created
- International Monetary Fund (IMF): Macroeconomic and Financial Data
- Consensus Estimate: Definition, How It Works, and Example
- Backwardation: Definition, Causes, and Example
- Risk Reversal: Definition, How It Works, Examples
- Financial Literacy Resource Center on Investopedia
- What to Expect in the Markets This Week
- CNBC Fast Money