Options expert Pete Najarian joined CNBC Pro for an exclusive Q&A to share his approach to investing.

Najarian, who was ranked one of the top 100 traders by Trader Monthlymagazine in 2005 and is a familiar figure on CNBC, highlights the key metrics that every savvy investor must use to his or her advantage, particularly around options.

“Knowledge in the options world, it’s critical in today’s market,” Najarian said, referring to how he uses derivatives to hedge his stock positions while maximizing his upside potential.

Given the endless flow of information, the trader also explains through various examples how he sifts through the data to spot winning opportunities.

During his conversation with Mike Santoli, Najarian also discusses the importance of the Volatility Index (VIX) and what could be next for

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