Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Option Pit Mentoring and Consulting, a Chicago-based option education firm. Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo! Finance, quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg and is an All-Star Contributor for the Options Profits team. Mark is also the managing editor for Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal, an all-digital, all-options magazine. Mark has appeared on CNBC's "Fast Money" and spoken for the CBOE, the ISE, CME, VOLX and is a co-host on the popular "Option Block" podcast and is the "Volatility Reporter" for the Volatility Views podcast. Mark has a bachelor's degree from Villanova University.

| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:42 PM EDT
War and War threats typically have the same pattern. Ahead of the even markets fluctuate and the VIX rallies,...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:51 PM EDT
In the long run, my friend Carl is usually right, however, these moves on big purchases almost always are 'bo...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:31 PM EDT
Action in VIX today points toward the market being afraid of events over the long weekend. Up on Friday and D...
| Aug 05, 2013
| 11:07 AM EDT
those earnings were as much a huge short squeeze on earnings as they were an actual move. Look for continued ...

VIX

| Aug 05, 2013
| 11:05 AM EDT
While the VIX is reading up today, coming off a weekend the fact that its about to be unchanged means that opt...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 3:50 PM EDT
I think there is a strong chance of FB pulling an AAPL 2011 move and possibly running up to top 5 valuations o...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 11:44 AM EDT
To describe the action in AMZN today as anything other than a blood bath for option holders would under emphas...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:01 PM EDT
This morning the FB ATM straddle was pricing a 2.15 move, since the open that straddle has sold off about 5% a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:08 PM EDT
With aapl trading 423.40 right now the July straddle expiring on Friday is trading 19.80. Thus the market is ...

VIX

| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:58 PM EDT
VIX back below 13. Market mostly unchanged today, we might break 1700, but it appears it will not be quickly...

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