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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.


Trading Calendar Spreads

The Best Course for Calendar Trading You Can Take

“Learn how to put the odds of trading on your side, learn to profit from options even when stocks are moveing OR when stocks are at a stand still!”

Sign Up for the weekly options trading course every stock, and futures trader should take…

Mastering Calendar Spreads: July 18th 9:30 AM ET.

Normally $297.00 today just $147.00!!

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Video Replay of Trading Calendar Spreads:


This Special Course will give traders actionable tools to trade Calendar Spreads

Many traders are astounded to learn that there are ways to use optoins to produce consistent income 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:

Master Long Calendar Spreads 

Take advantage of mispriced term structure to maximize profits

Create trades using weekly and monthly options

Use diagonals to improve directional trading

Understand short time spreads

Manage risk associated with Calendar Spreads like a professional trader


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.