About Us

about us Paul Lange

Disciplined Trading Strategies is a site for traders and investors run by Paul Lange.

Background (interesting but worthless)

Paul graduated from Roosevelt University in Chicago with a BA degree in business. Then, he went on to graduate from John Marshall Law School and pass the Illinois Bar that same year (yes, first try). However, he decided to stay in business rather than law. Eventually, Paul opened his own retail business which he sold in 1997.

Then into trading

After selling the business he became interested in the market as a means of investing and eventually became interested in shorter-term time frames as well – what you might call day trading. He studied on his own for a year. Finding the market to be a lot more “challenging” than he thought, he got help in the form of education. This education opened the door to understanding the market and becoming successful and conquering the market both technically and psychologically. 

The thrill of education

Paul’s success caught the eyes of a large educational firm (at that time). Paul ran their trading room for 17 years and was also in charge of the firms’ education during most of that time. He was the senior instructor and revamped the educational products as well as developed new seminars that have been copied across the industry. After mergers and buyouts, eventually Paul went off on his own for a year in 2016. 


In July of 2017, after hearing from literally hundreds of people, Paul decided to return to the trading public:  Disciplined Trading Strategies. If you don’t like the name, know that the name was picked a long time ago so there was really no choice. The concept is not to run a business… but to have fun providing a serious place for new and experienced traders.