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: Square

Novice Trade: Square

This is still a well-loved stock with a lot of potential for growth.

The Easy Money in Amazon Has Been Made

The Easy Money in Amazon Has Been Made

Amazon has finally done it -- managed to break its business model.

Novice Trade: VXX

Novice Trade: VXX

Implied volatility in VXX is about as cheap as I have seen.

Novice Trade: JPMorgan Chase

Novice Trade: JPMorgan Chase

If this rally has legs, the mega-cap bank names will have to jump in.

Novice Trade: Nvidia

Novice Trade: Nvidia

Yes, this is risky, but NVDA should gap higher in the next couple of days.

Novice Trade: Snap

Novice Trade: Snap

Look for SNAP to make a run higher toward $10.50.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

From a risk-reward perspective, I believe these puts are a great deal.

Novice Trade: SQ

Novice Trade: SQ

The fact that this sector is being bought on a really rough day is super compelling.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

I would a buyer of SPY calls into the weekend, especially with non-farm payrolls on Friday.

Novice Trade: Nike

Novice Trade: Nike

Like Colin Kaepernick or not, his presence in an ad campaign is not a good reason for NKE to drop 3%.