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

'Alexa, What Are Amazon's Biggest Risks?'

'Alexa, What Are Amazon's Biggest Risks?'

People should get paid to use Alexa.

Novice Trade: SPY

Novice Trade: SPY

Price action last week looks like a tell-tale pattern of the market forming a bottom.

Novice Trade: Facebook

Novice Trade: Facebook

How to play a recovery in Facebook shares.

Novice Trade: Apple

Novice Trade: Apple

Today's action in AAPL is a decent sign the stock has found a floor and value buyers are stepping in.

Intermediate Trade: Twitter

Intermediate Trade: Twitter

Twitter has a very different social media model than Facebook.

Novice Trade: VIX

Novice Trade: VIX

Look for a second wave of selling from spooked investors Tuesday.

Warren Buffett Loves Quietly Using These Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction

Warren Buffett Loves Quietly Using These Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction

Don't believe what you have read on billionaire Warren Buffett's use of stock options. He likes them.

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.