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Bob Lang

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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.
November 30, 2020 9:50 AM
The answer to the article title probably has only two good answers. The one we believe is the economy is getting back on track and will grow stro ...
November 09, 2020 2:14 PM
For several weeks we have talked endlessly about the big premium in volatility around the fall months. This could have been directly tied to the ...
November 03, 2020 3:10 PM
Click on the image above to enlarge The daily chart of the SPX 500 is rolling over hard, and when there is panic in the air (VIX at 38, put/calls risi ...
October 26, 2020 11:28 AM
What seems to be tugging at the market these days?  Are people worried about the election and the results?  Is it COVID-19 and the potential ...
October 18, 2020 9:35 PM
There is undoubtedly some sweat on the brow of investors and traders these days. If you've been a bull for most of 2020 you're probably i ...
October 13, 2020 10:58 AM
Less than a month remains until the all-important first Tuesday in November. That would be election day 2020, the day where President Trump duels with ...
September 29, 2020 3:20 PM
As tempting as it may be in the stock market, you should always avoid trying to catch falling knives. Oh, it's always nice to step in and buy ...
September 22, 2020 4:47 PM
Many have tried to make the argument the current market is well overvalued, overbought and out of reach, much like the dotcom days in the ...
April 22, 2019 3:13 PM
Volume is one of two primary indicators, the other being price action. If you are into technical analysis, the first thing you probably learned is the ...
April 08, 2019 3:58 PM
Technical analysis is a wonderful evaluation tool if you can keep your personal biases out of it. I've seen so many people reaching for chart ...
July 20, 2018 3:48 PM
With all the mass hysteria in the business media about the incredibly flattening yield curve, one would think that the consequences of a flat curve wo ...
February 20, 2018 11:13 AM
A major rally this week off the lows of a 10% stock market correction were in order this past week.  It certainly had many dizzy from the rollerc ...
November 13, 2017 12:33 PM
As an options trader, I am looking for momentum in charts and technicals, mostly for individual stocks but also for indices. I want to see powerful mo ...
August 31, 2017 1:30 PM
We have all been astonished over the long bull market run, well over eight years and counting.  What is fascinating is the endless predictions of ...
March 28, 2017 3:44 PM
I think the title might seem rather elementary, but nothing in market analysis is really too complex. When the market is rising with great breadth and ...
March 15, 2017 3:12 PM
The volatility index, or VIX once again closed under 12 percent last Friday.  It has hovered in the range of 10-13 percent for the entirety of 20 ...
February 27, 2017 2:41 PM
The resurgence of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) stock has been an amazing turn of events from last summer when the stock appeared to headed down the drain ...
February 21, 2017 3:47 PM
The four horsemen of the Apocalypse were so named in the New Testament of the Bible. They are a symbolic prophecy of the subsequent history of the Rom ...
August 31, 2015 1:30 PM
When markets opened on Monday, August 24, a slew of sell orders were already lined up, causing many computer systems to go haywire. Many brokers wer ...
August 23, 2015 6:23 PM
Remember that shocking moment four years ago when ratings agencies had the gall to downgrade the U.S. debt rating from AAA to AA? It felt like ...
November 03, 2014 6:02 PM
As we enter the last couple months of 2014 we find markets once again at/near all time highs.  The Nasdaq, which last hit 5K in 2000 before a d ...
October 20, 2014 4:54 PM
'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself' - Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933 Presidential Inaugural Address.   If you have a bit o ...
October 13, 2014 2:49 PM
One of the ways for us to understand the emotional state of the markets is to look at sentiment.  The spectrum of fear and greed is wide and wh ...
October 06, 2014 4:24 PM
The Markets From a Charting Perspective As we move into the last quarter of 2014 it is time to look at the charts and see if we can discover some r ...
September 29, 2014 1:44 PM
Some day when the markets drop severely nobody wants to be left holding the bag. And while the collapse in 2008/09 is still very fresh in our minds ...
September 22, 2014 12:36 PM
Got a 'Chip and a Chair'?  Then You're Still in the Game! There is a great story of luck and persistence about  Jack 'Tr ...
September 15, 2014 12:13 PM
I often find myself repeating this message but the more I do, the more it seems to sink in.  The noise is getting louder out there and it could ...
September 02, 2014 9:17 AM
Anatomy of a 1,000% Option Winner   As option traders, we all search for that holy grail that will explain the right edge of the chart.  ...
August 25, 2014 8:34 AM
This market does not make life easy, does it? What we would all prefer is some predictability about the action and a few reliable patterns that ...
August 18, 2014 12:30 PM
One of the things option traders and stock traders struggle with is the mental part of the game.  There is NOBODY out there who trades each day ...