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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

The Market Is Looking for a Strong Move When Apple Reports Earnings

Using options I can determine how much the market is expecting AAPL to move and in what direction it might be leaning.

Novice Trade: VIX Short-Term Futures ETN

I would be a buyer of the VXXB February $38 puts.

Novice Trade: Gold

Consider buying these dirt cheap GLD puts.

Novice Trade: Walmart

Look for WMT to pop back over $100.

Intermediate Trade: Facebook

I am not sure how much more bad news about Facebook can come out.

Novice Trade: SPY

More FOMO should lead to more MOMO for the S&P 500.

Novice Trade: Ferrari

I think RACE has decent odds of giving great guidance on earnings at the end of the month.

Novice Trade: Bed Bath & Beyond

I cannot think of a good reason to hold BBBY as a long-term investment.

Novice Trade: FXI China Large-Cap ETF

The S&P 500 might be in recovery mode, but China is another story.

A Trade for a 'Bulletproof' Market: VIX Futures

Look for the VIX futures to return to a full 'contango.'

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