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

Play JPMorgan After Earnings With This Options Trade

Play JPMorgan After Earnings With This Options Trade

Premium is incredibly cheap now that the news is out.

Play Cheap Volatility in USO

Play Cheap Volatility in USO

Crude oil is hanging around $60 a barrel mid-summer with no real demand uptick coming on.

Novice Trade: How to Play Lululemon's Breakout

Novice Trade: How to Play Lululemon's Breakout

The stock is popping Friday.

Novice Trade: Marvell Technology

Novice Trade: Marvell Technology

I have a specific options strategy when I see this kind of setup.

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF

Novice Trade: SPY S&P 500 ETF

This is how I'd play things right now.

Novice Trade: VXX Short-Term VIX Futures ETN

Novice Trade: VXX Short-Term VIX Futures ETN

Look for the VIX to back off as we enter earnings season.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Where did the VIX go?

Novice Trade: Walgreens

Novice Trade: Walgreens

This call play could be just the right Rx for your portfolio.

Intermediate Trade: Micron

Intermediate Trade: Micron

Can Micron keep the momentum going?

How to Play Gold With G-20 Looming

How to Play Gold With G-20 Looming

In a more complex trade I would want to be long some sort of ratio risk reversal.