Ask yourself this: Why do you want to trade options? You mentioned that you trade FX and Futures (but not the specific contracts). Personally, I have always used options in some strategy. Initially, I did lots of covered calls. Then I traded some covered puts, then naked puts, then bull put spreads, short straddles and butterflies, and IC's. I have no interest in FX, so I don't bother to learn it. I don't like speculating with futures, for I ahve to be right on direction, and I know I am lousy at that. If you are really accomplished at FX and speculative futures, then stick with it. My philosophy is that is is better to be a master of a small niche and an amateur of everything.