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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

Is the This Start of the Topping Process?

These calls should be an interesting play over the next few days.

Dividend Yields Go Better With Coke

KO's dividend comes at the end of February.

An Outsized Move in the VIX

Here's how I see what's next for VXX.

EBAY for the Value Investor

The company keeps raking in the dollars - and it's a bargain here.

Intermediate Trade: Amazon, Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Amazon is primed to wake up from the dead zone.

What Is Option Implied Volatility and Why Is It So Low?

IV is a reflection of what is going on and if IV is dropping investors are selling options.

Is Christmas Coming Early for Walmart?

This bullish trade in WMT makes sense as the holidays approach.

Nordstrom Is in a Good Position: Time for You to Take One

Of the department stores, JWN may be best positioned to make a long-run move.

'Dance' With E*Trade as It Searches for a Partner

With the potential TD Ameritrade deal, clearly E*Trade will not be 'talking to Chuck.'

Get Your Kicks With the VIX This Way

There's a simple way to play this type of weird price action.

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