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Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian is the founder of OptionPit.com and the CIO of Karman Line Capital.  Mark is a former market maker on both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the  popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund."  Sebastian hosts his own CBOETV show 'Track The Trade and is a  frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News.  He has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance and Barron's, quoted in the The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, CNBC, & Bloomberg.  Mark has spoken for The Options Industry Council, the CBOE, the ISE, The CME,  and is a co-host on the Option Block and Volatility Views podcasts. 

Mark has a Bachelor’s in Science from Villanova University.

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Recent Articles By The Author

I Would Be a Call Spread Buyer of Disney

While today is certainly risky, and DIS has earnings coming up next week, I would look at today as an opportunity to put on a position in DIS that is somewhat longer term.

These Big 4 Names Could Cause Outsized Trouble

Here's why we must closely watch earnings for Alphabet, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft.

This Is What (Short) Squeezing Into a Tesla Looks Like

Price action, volume and volatility tell the whole story, and here's what to expect soon.

This Verizon Trade Has a Nice Ring to It

With yields where they are, money is going to want to find stocks that pay a nice dividend.

Novice Trade: Wells Fargo

The premium for long term options is cheap.

This Target Trade Should Be Right on the Mark

Look for the stock to start to spark some interest in the coming days.

What Will the End of the Trade War do to VIX?

There are a couple of key VIX numbers to watch -- and a way to trade it.

I See Yellow Lights Flashing in the Market

I have been wary of this market for a while, and now the circumstances that can occur to create a sell-off are starting to pile up.

Confounding Walmart Will Get Back Into the Flow

Here's how to trade the stock.

A Short-Term Apple Trade for a Fast-Moving Market

Is there anything that can stop this stock?

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