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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

During Selloffs, Look to the Exchanges

The days when the market sells off are cash cows for index options. Here's how to play them.

When Trading Gets Ugly, Don't Get Vexed, Get VXX

Here's how to play the Barclays iPath Series B S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETN.

Here's a Down-to-Earth Trade in SPCE

Richard Branson's spacecraft was a star, but now it's falling -- and here's how to profit from that.

XLE Has Been a One-Way Drive, and I Like It

Here's how I'm playing it as oil stays above $70.

Uber's a Bumpy Ride, but I'll Take It

The stock is now at a 'death cross,' but here's why I would be a buyer of these calls.

Let's Go Shopping at Macy's

I found a possible buy with these August calls.

Here's Your Ticket to AMC's Trip South

This sucker has run out of steam.

Buckle Up for a Ride on the VIX

As this move up feels like a spike and not a swell, this is why I'd buy VIX puts.

This Trade in CME Group Should Be a Breeze

Shares have been spinning their wheels, but I see some upside.

Take a 'Winning' Ride With Disney

Look for DIS to finally break out over $180 in the coming days.

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