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

Intermediate Trade: VIX

Intermediate Trade: VIX

I like owning these puts as a play on a drop in vol.

Novice Trade: Apple

Novice Trade: Apple

Look for AAPL to end the month closer to $190 than $170.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

A combo of Larry Kudlow as NEC director and in-line CPI could set markets off to the races.

Novice Trade: VXX

Novice Trade: VXX

VIX futures action today points toward a serious change in market sentiment.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

When the market and VIX are down at the same time, it is usually a sign that real fear is waning.

Novice Trade: IWM

Novice Trade: IWM

I expect the Russell 2000's strength to continue through the end of the month.

Let's Try That Again ... Buy GLD Calls

Let's Try That Again ... Buy GLD Calls

Gold is one of today's few safe havens that don't correlate with the S&P 500.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

This highly speculative trade could make 100% or more, or lose more than half the value.

VIX ETP Changes a Slap in Investors' Faces

VIX ETP Changes a Slap in Investors' Faces

I think these shocking moves send a signal that these products are dangerous.

Novice Trade: TLT

Novice Trade: TLT

If we get some news that is even slightly bearish on inflation, look out.