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Using Volatility To Trade Direction

“Learn Use Volatility to Put the Wind at Your Trade's Back

Many traders attempt to use options to trade for diretion only to learn that making money using options is not as easy as buying an option and being right on the move.  Volatility can be like the wind at a traders back, or a head wind to the success of the trade.  Learn to master it, and one can learn to use options as effective directional weapons.

Learn to master this weapon on Thursday, October 23, 2014 (a recording will be sent to all those who register)

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On that day, Mark Sebastian, founder of Option Pit, will “pull back the curtain” and reveal everything you need to know about how the analysis of volatility can lead a trader to a successful trade

On Mark’s exciting one-hour webinar, you will discover:

  • Understanding of volatility is and how can affect a trade
  • When to buy and option vs when to sell an option and why the decision can make such a difference in a trade
  • How to pick the right strike for a trade
  • A directional strategy market uses himself to select trades

This could be the best trading webinar you see all year

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Using Options to Trade for Direction

The Best Course for Directional Option Trading

“Learn how to put the odds of trading on your side, learn to profit from options even when you are wrongt, and especialy when you are right!”

Sign Up for the directional trading course every stock, futures, swing or day trader should take…

Option Pit's Directional Trading Primer

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This Special Course will give traders actionable tools to trade Options for Direction

Many traders are astounded to learn that there are ways to use optoin to change the odds of directional opiton plays from a coin flip to a high odds, high pay out play WITHOUT risking catastrohpic loss on a large market move.

 In this 3+ hour primer Mark Sebastian Founder of Option Pit and Andrew Giovinazzi C.O.O. of Option Pit teach traders:

Understanding the major volatility cycles of a stock

To powererfully intigrate volatility and stock charts

The trading of Covered calls and Cash secured puts

Trading of options at market bottoms and tops

Mastery of options for day and swing trades

Management the risk associated with Credit and Debit spreads

Avoid the pit falls of many option traders in trading optoins for direction


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

Original 3 Andrew Giovinazzi 1931.jpgAndrew 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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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.