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

You Can't Trade in a Vacuum

You Can't Trade in a Vacuum

As evidenced by recent large VIX trades, there is exposure on the opposite side.

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Intermediate Trade: IBM

Option prices again get crushed after company's terrible earnings report.

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Bonds and gold are way overdone, but I could see VIX options catching a bid.

Intermediate Trade: Treasury Bond ETF

Intermediate Trade: Treasury Bond ETF

International saber rattling and French elections help boost the bid in bonds.

Novice Trade: SPDR Gold Shares

Novice Trade: SPDR Gold Shares

I'm not a fan; the dollar will get stronger over the next year, not weaker.