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OPTION PIT 4-Day Boot Camp

9 Hour LIVE online Boot Camp starts June 9th, 2015

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Mark Sebastian and Andrew Giovinazzi guide you on your path to trading options like a Pro!

You will gain tools to:

Use options to generate income against stock positions

Engage the wheel trade for better entry and exits in your stock positions

Increase the profitablity of directional option trades

Sell Premium through delta neutral spread trade

Manage trades that reduce risk while maximizing  profit potential 

BONUS: Enroll NOW and receive our Silver Synthetics Course for Free

Once we reach 200 students this offer will be removed.

All Sessions are Recorded. The recording and materials are provided at the conclusion of each class.



Mark Sebastian: Founder

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’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.


Andrew Giovinazzi: Chief Operating Officer

Andrew Giovinazzi was a member of both the Pacific Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he made markets in both equity and index option classes.  During that period he never had a down year.  In 1991, Andrew started and ran the Designated Primary Market Maker post for Group One, ltd in Chicago.  He was instrumental in creating and managing a training program that allowed Group One, ltd. to significantly grow the company.  He left Group One, ltd. to co-found Henry Capital Management in 2001.  He became Chief Options Strategist and Option Pit Mentoring in the Fall of 2011.  Andrew has a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz in Economics.


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Boot Camp Sessions Begin promptly each day and last approximately 90 Minutes

June 9th: 6:00 PM ET

June 10th: 6:00 PM ET

June 11th: 6:00 PM ET

June 13h: 8:30 AM CST

THE BOOT CAMP IS LIMITED TO 200 STUDENTS SO RSVP ASAP! Click on sign upt to register or email questions to

Option Pit Professional Traders Summit

Date: July 29th 2015-July 31st 2015

Cost: 695.00

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Come Join Mark & Andrew for a three day trader’s summit in Chicago.  There will be a live trading room, with multiple lessons taught throughout the day.  Traders will focus on finding edge, managing a book, and trading volatility products.  This is a can’t miss event that will include rigorous instruction, trading, and fun.


-A Cubs vs Rockies Game on a roof top surounding Wrigley Field

-A Chicago Styple Pizza Dinner

-Live Option Block Podcast

-Guest Speakers on Important Topics

-In-depth discussion and sharing

-Group Dinner at a Chicago Steak House



Morning:  Arrive Chicago

8:00:  Meet at Ceres For Breakfast

9:00:  Head to Class Room

10:30-11:30:  Guest Speaker

Noon: Head to Wrigley Field for 1:20 Baseball Game

4:00-11:00:  Happy Hour and Pizza Dinner


8:00 Arrive at CBOE

10:00:  Guest Speaker

Noon:  Lunch

1:00:  Guest Speaker

3:00-3:30:  Wrap up day

4:00:  Live Podcast

5:00: Happy Hour and Dinner


8:00 Arrive at CBOE

10:00:  Guest Speaker

Noon:  Lunch

3:00: Adjourn

The Event will be held on the 4th floor in the Room 4b conference room.  



 This event is for Option Pit Members Gold or higher only.


Recent Articles

Forbes - "Mark Sebastian Emphasizes Importance Of Understanding Math Behind Options"

Mark Sebastian is interviewed in Forbes, you can read the article here.


Read Mark Sebastian's Piece on the SFI for TheStreet and Yahoo

You can read Mark Sebastian's anaylsis of IStar Financial that he wrote for right here or on Yahoo Finance here

Read Mark Sebastian's Piece on the VIX for TheStreet

You can read Mark's piece titled Re-Visiting the VIX here.