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.

Recent Articles By The Author

Novice Trade: Home Depot

Novice Trade: Home Depot

Pick up some cheap calls in HD.

Novice Trade: Alibaba

Novice Trade: Alibaba

The stock is having a good day and some September calls look appealing.

Intermediate Trade: Home Depot

Intermediate Trade: Home Depot

The big-box retailer doesn't deserve to get popped like this.

Novice Trade: VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

Novice Trade: VIX Short-Term Futures ETF

As the volatility index declines, this ETF presents an opportunity.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

If I want to play VIX to back off, I am better off just buying puts in the index itself.