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Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian is the founder of 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: QQQ

As reality sets in, I think we end the week up nice and green.

Novice Trade: GPS

As excitement for the spin-off grows, the stock is going to rally.

Novice Trade: S&P 500 ETF

Selloffs simply cannot hold, they keep getting bought.

Novice Trade: Kraft Heinz

I think there is still some downside in KHC.

Novice Trade: GE

I think GE might be done being a single-digit stock now.

Novice Trade: VIX Futures

The option volatility on the VXXB ETN is the lowest we have seen in years.

Novice Trade: How to Take Advantage of Nike Stock's Zion Williamson-Related Drop

These types of one-off public relations' messes almost never matter.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Traders are selling options on VIX almost unilaterally across the board, setting up some interesting trades.

Novice Trade: WMT

Those that dumped Walmart when they said they were investing in themselves were shortsighted.

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF

Upside calls have been slammed by call overwriters.

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