Dan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan

Dan Sheridan is a 22-year CBOE veteran who worked with the highly successful specialist firm Mercury trading, which was headed up by Jon and Pete Najarian. While at Mercury Trading, Dan was responsible for training most of the traders including Pete Najarian, one of the current hosts of CNBC's Fast Money. Dan has been teaching individual traders on the techniques and methods he used every day to consistently profit in the options markets since 2004. Dan hosts the weekly CBOE TV show "Options Safari" at CBOE.com and does educational webinars for the CBOE and many brokers. The CBOE has sponsored live seminars with Dan for the last 5-years.

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Most Important Option Relationship: Delta/Gamma

In the late 80’s, my morning train ritual was pretty much the same. First half of the ride, sports section and coffee. The second half of the ride involved a crucial phone call that would be a big determinant of my happiness for the day. It was the call to my clerk on the trading floor […]






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Trade Idea for Today: Ratio Calendar

VIX is around 16.5 today, plummeting down from the 30 level 2 ½ weeks ago! At these VIX levels today, I am more comfortable with the risk reward? Could the VIX go a little lower? Of course! Do I think there is more risk to the upside? You betcha! I’m looking at a conventional calendar […]






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How I Find Good Monthly Income Vehicles

Many people spend lots of time researching for vehicles to trade. I like my students spending most of their time practicing and perfecting the various income strategies. Here is a simple 3 step process I sometimes use to find good candidates for monthly income trades like calendar spreads, credit spreads, butterflies, condors and covered writes. […]