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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 Your Kicks Playing This Sub-30 VIX

In the intermediate term, I like a short bearish play in the VXX.

Pounding the Table for Buffett and Beaten-Down Berkshire

I want to stress how much I like this trade idea.

Mind Your QQQs in This Market Tug of War

If one of the 'Big Five' lets go of their side of the rope, this market could turn ugly fast.

A Silver Trade That Looks Like Gold

I am not a precious metal trader, but I was drawn to SLV.

This Apple Doesn't Taste Right

Consider this options trade as AAPL's strength seems overdone in this environment.

A 'Backward' VIX Makes This Call Spread Attractive

I think we could see the VIX make a run back to 45.

If You Can't Answer This One Question, You Shouldn't Own the Russell 2000

Think you're diversified? Understanding what you are investing and trading in is key.

Don't Get Left Holding the Bag With Macy's

This is likely to be a big retail loser, but here's how you can win with buying puts in M.

Get Out on the Floor With This Trade

Exchanges should be in a position to catch some nice upside if trading floors reopen.

Take a Cheap Shot at the VIX

Volatility could fall even further, considering 20% of its value is reporting earnings just this week.

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