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Mark Sebastian is a former member of both the Chicago Board Options Exchange and the American Stock Exchange. He is the founder of OptionPit.com, a Chicago-based option education firm, and author of The Option Trader's Hedge Fund. Sebastian is also the managing editor for Expiring Monthly: The Option Traders Journal an all digital, all options magazine. He has a Bachelor's in Science from Villanova University. Expand

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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 24, 2017 | 2:17 PM EDT
VIX takes a beating, which could mean S&P 500 has more upside.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 20, 2017 | 3:11 PM EDT
As evidenced by recent large VIX trades, there is exposure on the opposite side.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 19, 2017 | 2:39 PM EDT
Option prices again get crushed after company's terrible earnings report.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 17, 2017 | 3:16 PM EDT
Bonds and gold are way overdone, but I could see VIX options catching a bid.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 13, 2017 | 12:53 PM EDT
International saber rattling and French elections help boost the bid in bonds.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 11, 2017 | 2:26 PM EDT
I'm not a fan; the dollar will get stronger over the next year, not weaker.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 10, 2017 | 2:30 PM EDT
Mid-cap banks have more upside, and the implied volatility in KRE is pretty low.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 7, 2017 | 3:11 PM EDT
With the market up, the VIX is up and the April VIX future is WAY up.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 6, 2017 | 2:42 PM EDT
With financials starting to report next week, I think we could see a pop in XLF.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Apr 4, 2017 | 2:29 PM EDT
With the stock down today, I like carrying calls ahead of earnings.

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