Bob Lang

President & 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 in equity and option markets at his company, Aztec Capital LLC. Through Explosive Options, he acts as an options trading mentor, providing trade ideas based on what he's doing for his own clients. Mr. Lang's 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, he provides time-sensitive trading information in real-time. Mr. Lang is also co-manager of the action alerts plus portfolio for thestreet.com. Mr. Lang serves as one of Jim Cramer's go-to technical experts on Mad Money and regularly contributes to realmoney.com. Previously, he managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, Mr. Lang 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, he worked with floor traders in the active bond-trading group of Countrywide Capital Markets, and in 2011, he launched Explosive Options.

Bob's Articles

The momentum indicator is key to finding winning trades, and in fact, it’s one of the indicators (after price and volume) that I watch closely, states Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
Many traders have expressed frustration with the Cboe SPX Volatility Index (VIX), or the volatility index, lately because it’s showing lower volatility in the markets, states Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
You likely have been hearing lots of talk about zero days to expiration options, commonly called 0DTE options, states Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.
I hear this all the time: “Bob, it’s easy to make money in a bull market, I just want to make money in a bear market,” states Bob Lang of ExplosiveOptions.net.

Bob's Videos

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.

When volatility is low options are cheap points out Bob Lang, who encourages traders to view this as low-cost portfolio insurance.

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