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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

Option Trading: Selling Premium Has Been a Great Strategy in 2013

When volatility is up and rising in markets, would you rather be a buyer or seller of option premium?  Actually, you would rather be a buyer if you were a momentum player, especially ...

Opinions Vary, But the Facts Don’t Change

“Every man has a right to his own opinion, but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.” – Bernard Baruch Wow!  Such disappointment Wednesday after the Fed ...

Uncertainties to be Cleared Up?

This week offers quite a bit in the way of potential resolution.  The Syrian issue may see some answers as Congress continues the debate but it is looking more and more as if a non-violent ...

Follow the Market, Not the Noise

We are always looking for something give us a leg up in trading;  some news article, pundit on TV or even a whisper from a friend.  But do they really know where the market is headed?  ...

A Labor of Love

It’s Labor Day Weekend, and while it’s time to relax we should all remember the most important people in our lives:  Our  family and friends.  I wanted to share a little ...

Taking Smart Risk – Option Trading

The equity markets are a tricky game.  That being said, options are even trickier, considering you not only have to get the direction right but also the timing.  Some claim option ...

Fear of Loss & Letting A Profit Turn to a Loss

In whatever areas of life we all fear loss. We are afraid of losing our loved ones, our pets, valuables, money and even our job. Yet most of us do not prominently think about those ...

The Fear of Being Wrong, Part II

Nobody likes to be wrong, but it is in these times when we learn so much and if we pay attention and recognize the errors of our ways, there is a good chance we won’t repeat the ...

Options Trading During Earnings Season

Earnings season is one of the best times for options trading.  I know that may go against the conventional wisdom, but let me state my case and then you can be the judge.  I approach ...

Markets are in a Familiar Place

Here we are at the end of August, the one month of the year where we have no holidays here in the US and the heat rises.  For markets, this month marks the start of the stretch drive ...