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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

Novice Trade: Nordstrom

Consider these February at-the-money calls in JWN.

Intermediate Trade: Facebook

It's time to step in and cherry pick stocks.

Novice Trade: XLF

Is all banking GS or is this a buying opportunity for XLF?

Novice Trade: SPY

It appears that the longer the selloff stops, the longer the rally will last.

Why I Believe in Friday's Rally and the Next Trillion Dollar Company

This 'Accidental Champion' of market cap is there because the company is executing so well on so many fronts.

Intermediate Trade: Apple

The biggest trades Thursday have not been hedges, they have been closes of previous hedges.

My 2019 Outlook for Stocks and Volatility (Plus a Look Back at a Crazy 2018)

If 2018 was kind of a mini-2008, then I think 2019 could be a mini-2009.

Intermediate Trade: SPY

There is a lot of money on the sidelines, a chunk of which has been there long enough to avoid churning rules.

VIX Is Not a Day Trade Product

The problem with trading VIX is the lag between the futures and the cash value of the index.

Scooping Up TWTR From the Tech Wreckage

I am going through tech stocks, looking at where they were two weeks ago and where they could be in a year.

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