Bob Lang

Bob Lang has been a private trader in equity and option markets for several years and manages separate accounts via Aztec Capital LLC. He has managed a $300 million pension and 401(k) plan for a Southern California cooperative. In early 2000, Lang started a hedge fund for private and institutional clients. This fund, Aztec Partners, 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. In May 2011, Lang launched an options trading service called Explosive Options.

Recent Articles By The Author

Can the Wall of Worry Carry Stocks Forward?

Can the Wall of Worry Carry Stocks Forward?

Although the wall of worry tells us markets could easily move higher, it is a good idea to hedge risk by adding some cheap market puts.

Chart of the Day: McDonald’s

This stock has some downside to go from here.

2 Big-Name Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

2 Big-Name Stocks You Should Consider Shorting This Week

These 'bearish bets' are showing both technical and quantitative deterioration.

Trifecta Stocks Weekly Roundup

This week, we re-initiated a position in Applied Materials and trimmed American States Water for a nice gain.

Trimming a Position on Strength

We are using the recent surge in American States Water to prudently reduce our holdings while also locking in some hefty gains.

A Pot Stock, a Cruise Line and Other Stocks That Look Good Short

CGC, CCL, HEP, BJRI and LAUR all recently were downgraded by TheStreet's Quant Ratings.

Chart of the Day: Aaron’s

The stock exploded higher last week and continues to make new highs.

We're Initiating a Position in the Semi Sector

Applied Materials is the name we like as we see bullish prospects for the maker of semiconductor capital equipment.

A Credit Card Behemoth Is in the Crosshairs

Recent portfolio addition Visa Inc. has held its own in its business segment, but its chart sends mixed signals; we take a closer look.

Banks and Other Early Q3 Reporters Come Out of the Gate

Among the 160 or so reports set for this week, 52 will be from S&P 500 companies and seven are Dow 30 constituents.