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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

If I SPY Into the Future, the S&P Doesn't Look So Hot

With Apple and Amazon set to report, here's how I see trading the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust fund.

You May Want to Sell Coca-Cola, But I'd Want to Own Puts

I think we could see KO pull back over the next couple of days.

This Major Oil Name Has the Wind Under Its Sails: Here's My Play

I would be a buyer of these calls.

Just a Spoonful of Profits to Help the Merck Go Down

Here's where I think MRK can go and how to play it.

Fed Trips Up VIX, but It Should Regain Footing

Here's how I'd play this wild Volatility Index move right now.

Twitter Won't Likely Keep Flying This High

When shares move like this, we usually need to see a bit of a pullback before the next move, so here's how I'd play TWTR now.

This Stock Has Had Good 2-Year Run -- But That May Be About to Change

You might not immediately think of this name as a big winner over the last two years.

Here's Where I'd Pump a Trade in Exxon

I believe we're still in the third inning of the energy rally and I see an opportunity in XOM.

Buckle Up and Get Ready to Take These New VIX Funds for a Wild Ride

Let's check out the 2x Long VIX Futures exchange-traded fund and the -1x Short VIX Futures fund.

Let's See If There's a Nugget of Truth That BTG Goes to $5

Here's a play in B2Gold Corp.

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