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: Apple

Novice Trade: Apple

This is a play on a long-term, not a short-term directional trade I normally like.

Intel Is Presenting a Rare Opportunity

Intel Is Presenting a Rare Opportunity

This trade idea on a blue-chip name yielding 3% is a scoop.

Novice Trade: VIX Futures ETN

Novice Trade: VIX Futures ETN

A selloff with a soft VIX followed by a rally with a really soft VIX tends to mean the easing of fear in the near term.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

Heading into the long Memorial Day weekend, here's how I would play the S&P 500.

How to Play Nvidia With Options After Its Latest Earnings

How to Play Nvidia With Options After Its Latest Earnings

Implied volatility is near three-month lows too, so there is not much expected of NVDA as far as movement right now.

LEAPing Into Exxon Mobil With an Options Trade

LEAPing Into Exxon Mobil With an Options Trade

As stocks rally after ignoring the trade wars for a fourth time some money should find names such as XOM.

How to Trade Intel Now With Options

How to Trade Intel Now With Options

If INTC bounces toward $50, these are golden.

Novice Trade: Apple

Novice Trade: Apple

A trip back to $200 almost seems like a certainty.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Does anyone really think this feels even remotely as scary as December?

How to Play Apple for the Stock's Inevitable Bounce

How to Play Apple for the Stock's Inevitable Bounce

Sure, China is a problem for Apple, but not to this extent.