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Use the Volatility Index to Buy Insurance for Your Portfolio

03/04/15 - 12:56 PM EST

The time to be complacent and unhedged is over. With the S&P 500 nearing all-time highs and the VIX lower, it's time to take advantage of cheaper portfolio insurance.

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Selling Puts in Johnson Controls Selling Puts in Johnson Controls

10/10/13 - 03:32 PM EDT

I will trade JCI utilizing an approach I dubbed "Linking", incorporating fundamental analysis just like Stephanie and Cramer do with Action Alerts Plus.

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Mark Sebastian Analysis: VIX and the Markets Mark Sebastian Analysis: VIX and the Markets

10/07/13 - 05:40 PM EDT

I think the VIX will go up and up and up even as the market sits here no matter how overpriced VIX is. Why? Because there is nothing else to buy.

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Mark Sebastian: Volatility Analysis Mark Sebastian: Volatility Analysis

07/23/13 - 09:07 AM EDT

How long with the VIX stay below 15?

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Apple Straddle Apple Straddle

07/15/13 - 10:19 AM EDT

Mark Sebastian of Option Pit doesn't like Apple stock as a long-term trade, but is bullish on the volatility for a near-term strategy.

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VIX Analysis: Frog and a Pot VIX Analysis: Frog and a Pot

06/17/13 - 01:07 PM EDT

Picking the top is not something any of us can do well, but taking profits is.

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Clues From the VIX Clues From the VIX

06/04/13 - 11:43 AM EDT

Mark Sebastian joins Jill Malandrino from the floor of the CMEGroup to review activity in the S&P and VIX and identify ways to trade volatility in June.

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Trends in VIX Settlement Trends in VIX Settlement

05/20/13 - 08:20 AM EDT

If you are unfamiliar with VIX derivatives, this is the week to watch the VIX options and futures move.

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Dividend Plays Using Options Dividend Plays Using Options

02/06/13 - 03:21 PM EST

With AAPL going ex-dividend on February 7, Mark Sebastian of OptionPit shows you how to execute this trade using BMY and the tech giant as examples.

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Tag Team: KOG Tag Team: KOG

01/25/13 - 12:43 PM EST

David Peltier, portfolio manager of TheStreet's Stocks Under $10, and Mark Sebastian of Option Pit like shares of KOG. Here is an options strategy for a bullish position.

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How to Play a Low VIX How to Play a Low VIX

01/08/13 - 01:06 PM EST

The first thing to remember about options is that all the prices are relative.

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