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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

 | Feb 21, 2018 | 2:28 PM EST
XBI has momentum and premiums are cheap.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 20, 2018 | 4:07 PM EST
VIX is only up about 1.15 and is lower than it was at 10 AM ET when the market was only down 8. VIX seems to think today's action is one off and...
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 17, 2018 | 12:00 PM EST
Short-vol products such as XIV, SVXY and VXX serve an important purpose.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 15, 2018 | 3:31 PM EST
Today is the day XIV basically stops trading and closes up shop. Thus they have a lot of futures to cover today which could explain some of the weird...
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 15, 2018 | 3:07 PM EST
5 important points on XIV, SVXY, VXX and the short-vol blowup. Plus a trade!
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 13, 2018 | 3:06 PM EST
Look for SQ to get back above $45 heading toward earnings.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 12, 2018 | 2:24 PM EST
'Anything that makes VIX sound bad is bad for CBOE' has become overdone in the stock.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 7, 2018 | 5:00 PM EST
Despite all the moral platitudes about how evil VIX ETP products are, they did what they said they would do.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 7, 2018 | 3:32 PM EST
Despite the moral platitudes about how evil these products are, they did what they said they would do.
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Mark Sebastian

 | Feb 6, 2018 | 5:00 PM EST
The trading in the inverse ETPs almost seemed too easy -- until it wasn't.

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