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About Bob Lang

Bob Lang is a private trader in equity and option markets at his company, Aztec Capital LLC.

Through Explosive Options, Lang acts as an options trading mentor, providing trade ideas based on what he’s doing for his own clients.

His focus is on building strong, long-term relationships with his subscribers and making options trading for income more accessible. Using his technical expertise and a direct, hands-on approach, Lang provides time-sensitive trading information in real-time.

Lang serves as one of Jim Cramer’s go-to technical experts on Mad Money and regularly contributes to TheStreet.com.

Previously, Lang managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, he launched Aztec Partners, a hedge fund for private and institutional clients, which was a top-performing fund that year relative to its peer group.

In 2002, Lang worked with floor traders in the active bond-trading group of Countrywide Capital Markets, and in 2011, he launched Explosive Options.

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Here are my most recent posts

What (or Who) Are You Listening To?

With the increase in market volatility, we find ourselves reaching for and needing more certainty. Is our approach correct? Do we need to make adjustments? Is there better information ...

‘Tis the Season to Sell Premium

To paraphrase Robert Duvall from Apocalypse Now, “I love the smell of burning premium in the morning!”.  Actually, that burning premium is a seller’s delight, and ...

Watch Your Speed! Fast Markets CAN Be Profitable (or Deadly!)

Down 5.8% in about ten days, up 5% ten days later.  The speed and reversal of these moves is so quick if you were long or short you might need to wear a neck brace from whiplash.   ...

Opening the Option Trader’s Toolbox – Part 1

As a trader, you have more flexibility and freedom than you could imagine.  The possibilities for creating a winning trade structure are endless, but if you don’t know the rules ...

Taking the Next Trade

Trading is not a game of perfect, you have heard me say that often over the years.  If your goal is to win every single time in this game then you are going to be very disappointed.  ...
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VIX is not Just for Kicks

One of the best ways to measure market volatility is the VIX index, which basically is an expression of the demand for puts and calls on the SPX 500 index.  Some will define it other ...

Options Trading: Finding your Pace and Rhythm with FAST Moves

How do you handle it when you find yourself on the wrong side of the market?  How do you deal with plunges and unexplained rises that put your positions at risk?  Do you find yourself ...

10 Option Trading Resolutions for 2014

Yes, we are already well into the new year, but there is really never a right or wrong time to start making improvements in your personal or professional life. Want to make resolutions ...

Telling the Market What to Do Can Lead to Disappointment

I prefer to let the market do its thing and tell me how to proceed.  Making wild guesses and speculating on what it should do is pointless and often is met with disappointment.  Oh ...

Twitter the Stock, Twitter the Iconic Brand

The “welcome to the club” party for Twitter this year was nothing more than sensational. The hype (or, over-hype) of the company’s IPO as 2013 drew to a close was ...