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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

Get Hooked Up to Citigroup's IV

Bank implied volatility is at its lowest levels all year.

Peabody Energy Is Starting to Light Up

As coal is in demand, let's check a trade in BTU.

Uber Looks Set to Exceed the $50 Speed Limit

The stock continues to hold and rally, and option premiums are relatively light.

I'm Calling on Verizon

With earnings coming up and the stock of Verizon at lows, I think there is a lot more upside than downside at this point.

I've Got an Iron in the Fire With U.S. Steel

Here's a way to play X as minerals and steel blow up.

Watch Out: Volatility ETFs Are Back

After over a year of commenting, the SEC appears to have cleared hurdles to allow a new XIV, along with a new TVIX, to list in the near future. Will they be less 'explosive'?

This Indicator Portends a Profitable Play in Palantir

Here's how I would trade the name as it gets smoked and implied volatility is cheap.

Let's Solder Down a Trade in Micron

Get out your trading breadboard: As MU's option prices and implied volatility go down, here's a way to play the tech name.

Let's RIG Up an Energy Trade

As energy strengthens, he's a play in Transocean LTD.

Let's Keep the Candle Lit With Exxon

Amid the darkness in the market, I see energy as a bright spot for a trade.

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