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: Ulta Beauty

Novice Trade: Ulta Beauty

I like a long play in ULTA ahead of its next earnings announcement.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

Heading into next week, I think there are real odds that the market rallies and traders attack implied volatility ahead of Thanksgiving.

Novice Trade: Microsoft

Novice Trade: Microsoft

When the market catches a bid, MSFT tends to lead.

Advanced Trade: Apple

Advanced Trade: Apple

AAPL's dip below $200 is lunacy and a huge over-reaction.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

The VIX is fully in contango now, which means the market is more likely to go up then down.

Novice Trade: Advanced Micro Devices

Novice Trade: Advanced Micro Devices

The 'FOMOMOMO' stocks appear to be getting a head of steam.

Intermediate Trade: Apple

Intermediate Trade: Apple

AAPL is getting pretty close to desirable now.

Novice Trade: Micron Technology

Novice Trade: Micron Technology

Chip stocks seem to have finally found a bottom and MU looks particularly interesting.

Intermediate Trade: IWM Russell 2000 ETF

Intermediate Trade: IWM Russell 2000 ETF

When the Russell has been the strongest index, markets have kept going.

Novice Trade: Coca-Cola

Novice Trade: Coca-Cola

After looking the whole day, I found what I wanted in KO.