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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

Novice Trade: SPY

Aug. 23 SPY calls are trading below $4, but could be worth twice that by Friday.

Novice Trade: McDonald's

MCD is right near a 52 week high and appears poised to make a run at $230 a share.

Novice Trade: SPY

I would be less than surprised if we see a rally tomorrow on 'turnaround Tuesday'.

Novice Trade: Apple

As a serious trade I like the calls that expire next Friday.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

This little temper tantrum the market threw could be starting to wind down.

Your Best Plans Are About to Change

The VIX is 'backward,' so watch out for black holes, and consider either day trading or holding your cash.

There's Money to Be Made Playing These Names Right Now

I like all of these, but one stands out today for a 'recovery' trade.

Novice Trade: Apple and the FOMC Selloff

Here's your chance.

Novice Trade: PayPal

PayPal's selloff is overdone. Here's how to play it.

Novice Trade: Facebook

Look for FB to bounce back this week.

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