Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian

Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. The Author of the popular trading manual "The Option Traders Hedge fund." He is a frequent guest on CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg, First Business News. Sebastian has been published nationally on Yahoo Finance, quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, and Bloomberg and is an "all-star contributor" for TheStreet.com's Option Profits Team. Mark is also, the managing editor for Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal an all digital, all options magazine. Mark has spoken for the CBOE, the ISE, CME, VOLX and is a co-host on the popular Option Block Podcast and Volatility Views podcast. Mark has a Bachelor's in Science from Villanova University.

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9 Is the New 10

Looking at the market rip up on the surprising housing news and the old highs are in the rearview mirror as stocks race ahead.  Alex Jacobson, who I co-moderate the Options Block with on the Options Insider Radio Network, made a nice call last week watching the Dow transports make new highs and thinking the [...]

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Was VXX Invited To The Party?

One too many mediocre earnings reports sent stocks swooning, coupled with a “tough love” shout by one of the Fed bigwigs.  The simple reason is that stocks have run and the reasons to keep buying them are less compelling.  The big slowdown from the winter deep freeze keeps showing up in company earnings as many [...]

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Who Wants to Buy The Juice?

The market drifts lower today and nobody seemed to care.  It is only May 14th and Summer is still a month away officially so this is a bizarre kind of complacency, or is it?  The volatility futures did have a little pullback priced in with the VIX trading near 12%.  The premium in the front [...]

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Where is GOOG?

Somewhere, as the market kicks around the all-time highs, the tech stocks are recovering from the shellacking they took.  I don’t know if NFLX will see $400 this year or TSLA $255.  We do have volatility in the large indexes scraping the bottom of the barrel so the big tech selloff has subsided for now. [...]

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Turnabout in BWP?

The market is deciding what to do today after making the big volatility crushing run to SPX 1885.52 yesterday.  I can give it a day of rest even for a hyper active bull.  The momentum drivers are a little slower today, so that might be part of it.  Lackluster employment data, of which there seems [...]