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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: IWM Russell 2000 ETF

When the Russell has been the strongest index, markets have kept going.

Novice Trade: Coca-Cola

After looking the whole day, I found what I wanted in KO.

IBM's 'Odd' Decline on Red Hat Acquisition Still Doesn't Make Me Want to Buy

But I will be looking for something else in the next few weeks.

Novice Trade: SPY

The VIX is super anemic, and we have a whole host of earnings to hang a hat on.

Novice Trade: IBM

IBM is hitting one of my major indicators.

Novice Trade: VIX

I like this trade given all the extra earnings to come out and how tired the VIX is acting.

Advanced Trade: SPY

We could be setting up for a nice rally in the S&P 500.

How I'd Play the S&P 500 Right Now

One of these days we are going to see the market down and IV down a lot.

Novice Trade: Disney

We could see the stock well above $130 by the end of the year.

Novice Trade: Apple

It's another day to go shopping for some long-term calls on great names.

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