Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the founder of, a Chicago-based option education firm, and author of The Option Trader's Hedge Fund. Sebastian is also the managing editor for Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal an all digital, all options magazine. He has a Bachelor's in Science from Villanova University. Expand

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Novice Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

Futures aren't cheap, but there is a great risk-reward on a small purchase.

Novice Trade: JPMorgan Chase Real Money Pro($)

These JPM calls are way too cheap.

Novice Trade: UVXY Real Money Pro($)

Welcome to a long weekend right before summer.

Novice Trade: SPY Real Money Pro($)

Get long the Monday open by owning calls in SPY over the weekend.

Advanced Trade: Brazil ETF Real Money Pro($)

I think there is more downside in EWZ, but be careful how you trade it.

Intermediate Trade: VIX Real Money Pro($)

This looks like a 3-day selloff at most … unless another shoe drops.

Novice Trade: Apple Real Money Pro($)

AAPL's decline is an opportunity to reload on calls.

Novice Trade: 3M Real Money Pro($)

Investors are making the same mistake with this stock as they did with Apple.

Intermediate Trade: Snap Real Money Pro($)

Snap has a hard road ahead.

Novice Trade: IBM Real Money Pro($)

The once king of the buy-write trade is now the king of sinking stocks.


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