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

3 Big-Cap Tech Options Trades to Make Now

3 Big-Cap Tech Options Trades to Make Now

Here are a few of my better ideas heading into earnings reports.

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

Buy SPY calls in anticipation of a quick bounce.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

The feel of the last few days is completely different from the relief rallies in February and March.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

Let's put on a trade that takes better advantage of the leverage in options.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

I would be a buyer of the SPY April 267 calls.

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P 500 ETF

I would be a buyer of these SPY calls expiring Monday.

Novice Trade: Square

Novice Trade: Square

I would be looking to add to stocks I like via options.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

Fade this move by buying near-dated puts in the VIX.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

We have the potential for a huge move higher all the way back through 2700, maybe higher.

Novice Trade: Regional Banking ETF

Novice Trade: Regional Banking ETF

KRE has not sold off with the overall market, and I think it will outperform.