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: Disney

Novice Trade: Disney

An options play on the stock making a run higher after two bad days.

Apple Is on a Collision Course With Its 200-Day MA

Apple Is on a Collision Course With Its 200-Day MA

Here's how to trade AAPL with options now.

This Ulta Options Trade Is a Thing of Beauty

This Ulta Options Trade Is a Thing of Beauty

The stock is now at an all-time high, while implied volatility is at a 52-week low.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

Here's a nice options play on the VIX continuing its depression over the next week.

Facebook's Outage-Related Selloff Is Way Overdone

Facebook's Outage-Related Selloff Is Way Overdone

Here is how I would play the decline off outage issues.

An Options Play for a Market That Feels Toppy

An Options Play for a Market That Feels Toppy

I am not calling for some crazy selloff, just a near-dated mean reversion.

The Apple 'Momo' Trade Continues to Run

The Apple 'Momo' Trade Continues to Run

Here's a way to take advantage of it.

Novice Trade: XLF Financial Sector ETF

Novice Trade: XLF Financial Sector ETF

Look for the XLF to run higher with the FOMC now providing clear guidance on rates.

Novice Trade: Disney

Novice Trade: Disney

Captain Marvel might not do so marvelous this weekend.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

This is the lowest volume near 1% selloff I have seen in a very long time.