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: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

We are set up for a face ripper in the next day or two.

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF

Novice Trade: SPDR S&P Biotech ETF

XBI has momentum and premiums are cheap.

VIX Products: 5 Key Things to Know About These Misunderstood and Maligned ETNs

VIX Products: 5 Key Things to Know About These Misunderstood and Maligned ETNs

Short-vol products such as XIV, SVXY and VXX serve an important purpose.

Misunderstood VIX Products Serve a Purpose

Misunderstood VIX Products Serve a Purpose

5 important points on XIV, SVXY, VXX and the short-vol blowup. Plus a trade!

Novice Trade: Square

Novice Trade: Square

Look for SQ to get back above $45 heading toward earnings.