Skip to main content

Market Overview

131
Articles
13K
Views

Bob Lang

Benzinga Contributor

About

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.
August 05, 2014 1:25 PM
As the markets continued to go higher and higher lately it became increasingly uncomfortable to stay long.  For many, no doubt it is safer bein ...
July 28, 2014 3:19 PM
So, when the markets drop 2-3%, which we have seen can happen within a week's time - then is it right to buy that dip?  If you look at the ...
July 08, 2014 1:46 PM
Not a bad first half of 2014 with the SPX 500 being the big winner, up a solid 6%, steady every month and with the old adage of a down January worki ...
June 23, 2014 10:02 AM
I wish the pundits, experts and analysts would quiet down.  Oh, they don't influence what I do.  I just focus on the message of the ma ...
June 09, 2014 7:52 AM
For many, it's been tough to keep pace with the upward trend of the markets.  Options trading make it a bit easier but with little market v ...
June 02, 2014 7:52 AM
Go on, take the money and run - Steve Miller Band Apple Heads are not going to like this one, but I can assure you that after reading it you'l ...
May 27, 2014 7:32 AM
We all heard the cries of 'sell in May and go away', but that hasn't materialized - at least for this month.  With only four tradin ...
May 19, 2014 7:42 AM
Everyone has an opinion on the markets right now, especially around where they should (or will) go. I wish I had a dime for every reason or excuse t ...
May 12, 2014 7:23 AM
In this very challenging market we must always be on top of our game and ready for any opportunity.  The sun will not always be shining on us s ...
May 05, 2014 10:49 AM
Fear is the path to the Dark Side. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering.   YODA, Star Wars Episode I: Th ...
April 15, 2014 4:36 PM
To paraphrase Robert Duvall in Apocalypse Now, "I love the smell of burning premium in the morning!" That burning premium is a seller ...
April 07, 2014 12:06 PM
  So, this week and some of the prior weeks saw a bout of selling occur that has pretty much clobbered many high beta names that were huge ...
April 01, 2014 3:40 PM
During these first three months of the year, the markets have been dealing with uncertainty. This has translated into selloffs from much higher leve ...
February 24, 2014 10:18 AM
As a trader, you have more flexibility and freedom than you could imagine.  The possibilities for creating a winning trade structure are endles ...
February 18, 2014 4:47 PM
The best trends rarely give you a chance to get in.  Especially in a fast-moving market.  Witness these past couple of weeks, when markets ...
February 12, 2014 10:57 AM
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 ...
February 03, 2014 10:50 AM
Human behavior never changes, and when it comes to money we use the scale of fear and greed.  These are like the boundaries of the football fie ...
January 28, 2014 10:40 AM
  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 ...
January 27, 2014 10:20 AM
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 ...
January 21, 2014 9:11 AM
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 profess ...
January 13, 2014 10:46 AM
  Below is an update on a previous topic that I find important as we are near all time highs. I prefer to let the market do its thing and t ...
January 06, 2014 11:05 AM
The “welcome to the club” party for Twitter this year was nothing more than sensational. The hype (or, over-hype) of the company’s ...
December 30, 2013 10:57 AM
Calendar markers are important reference points.  Some evaluate their trades monthly, weekly or even daily using a journal.  But, they do ...
December 20, 2013 10:44 AM
Much of the market anxiety lately surrounded a 'will they or won't they' - the Fed and their cutting back on their bond purchases.  ...
December 16, 2013 2:28 PM
A good baseball player in a hitting slump never gives up, he keeps swinging.  No matter how hard it is or how much the pressure mounts he must ...
December 09, 2013 9:31 AM
As a technical analyst, my job is to find the most reliable and predictable patterns out there and make the assumption that they will repeat.  ...
November 26, 2013 12:15 PM
Did you hear that?  Yeah, I heard it too...many times already.  Annoying market noise, and it's getting louder.  Bubble this, b ...
November 18, 2013 10:41 AM
One of the many challenges in trading options or stocks are the many distractions that tend to get in the way of accomplishing our goals.  The ...
November 11, 2013 11:11 AM
Commitment doesn’t mean that it has to last forever, but while you are there, commit yourself 100%. By doing this, the quality of your life im ...
November 04, 2013 8:46 AM
What are we hearing out there these days?  Market is way overdone, overvalued and due for a decline.  After all, it's been more than t ...