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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

Intermediate Trade: SPY

We are probably tuning up for a run right back to 2800 in the S&P 500 over the rest of the week.

Novice Trade: Microsoft

Among tech names, I personally like Microsoft. Here's a MSFT options idea.

Novice Trade: Facebook

I like buying longer-term options in Facebook in lieu of actually buying the stock.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

The piece that is most likely to move off the G-20 is not a stock at all but the VIX.

Novice Trade: SPY

Let's close out Tuesday's SPY trade that doubled overnight and put on another.

Novice Trade: SPY

Look out if Apple goes green today.

Intermediate Trade: McDonald's

If there is any follow through to Wednesday's rebound on Friday and Monday, names such as MCD will be leaders, not followers.

Advanced Trade: Facebook

This is a name I'm willing to get into with a 'broken wing butterfly.'

VIX, VXN or RVX: Which Volatility Index Will Set the Market on Fire?

Volatility in the Nasdaq 100 continues to spill over into everything else.

Novice Trade: Ulta Beauty

I like a long play in ULTA ahead of its next earnings announcement.

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