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Bob Lang

President and Chief Options Strategist,

Explosive Options

  • Top Technical Analyst and Expert Options Trader
  • Go-to Chartist for Jim Cramer
  • Author of Know Your Options…

About Bob

Bob Lang is a private trader who acts as an options trading mentor, providing trade ideas based on what he's doing for his own clients. He is one of Jim Cramer's go-to technical experts on Mad Money and contributes to

Bob's Articles

You just received the awesome news about a new stock added to the S&P 500. You check your portfolio and by gosh, you own it, exclaims Bob Lang of
Two weeks ago, I wrote about what Roger Federer can teach you about accepting losing trades. Last week, I wrote about what to do when you have a winning trade. Now let’s talk about how to handle trading losses, because all these lessons work together. Let’s review the previous two lessons first, states Bob Lang of
When you have a winning trade, there is only one thing to do: sell and take the profits. Sure, there could be more profits to be had, but if you insist on holding out, you could be left holding the bag, states Bob Lang of
It’s not easy losing money in the stock market, and it’s even harder to get used to accepting losing trades. But if you want to successfully trade over the long-term, you have no choice, states Bob Lang of

Bob's Videos

There is nothing better than being able to control investment/trading losses by using puts, yet so many refuse to use them. It's hard to give money away so easily and that is what traders/investors believe happens when you buy puts. But let me show you how important it is to use puts strategically to help reduce portfolio volatility, limit losses, and even make money in the process!

This presentation will cover how spreading options can help you manage risk and participate in a trade setup with less capital. Successful spread traders do not have some secret sauce or knowledge, they simply manage their risk capital to allow them to stay in the game. Unlock the keys to success in this short 30-minute presentation as you dive into different variations of spread trading with Bob Lang.
There is an old saying, Cash is king. That is always important but even more so during times of uncertainty. Investors and traders dont wait for the bad news to hit before retreating to cash, and they often come back on board later than they should. But in this session, Bob Lang will discuss how to deflect the volatility and create a situation where you can thrive in these times and be ready to catch the big winners that could last for years.
Many are confused but fascinated about options and option trading. It's not as hard as you think, Bob Lang will talk about it in this educational presentation and show you how to get started using a disciplined and principled method. He'll discuss using options as hedging vehicles to reduce volatility and risk when the markets encounter rough waters.

Bob's Books

Bob Lang

Know Your Options: How to Build Wealth Using Proven Options Trading Strategies and Technical Analysis

Co-authored by Bob Lang, one of the industry’s top technicians, this is the only book on the market that provides background information on how options trading works, how to succeed over the long-term, and how to use technical analysis to find winning trades. It also includes detailed examples of what strategies to use, when to use them, and how to us