Hello everyone I am new to EliteTrader and I am trying to get used to everything. I am 19 years old and I am a runner down at the CBOE right now. I have traded stocks for about 3 years, and I have recently began trading options. I am so happy that I have been exposed to options trading. Their are so many different strategies involved, and ways to play the market. Just to give you guys an idea of where I am right now here are some trades I have played with so far. -Bear Call Spread -Bull Call Spread -Bull Put Spread -Long Stock (Wrote OTM Calls against my stock) I am here to absorb everyone's knowledge from this forum. It seems that their are a lot of experienced traders here. The reason I want to be a trader is because I enjoy every aspect of the market. I am well aware of the risks associated with trading and I accept them all. My state of mind is optimistic and I never give up when I want to accomplish a goal. When I take losses on my trades, I always find positive things out of it. Such as the fact that I can write them off on my taxes, and once I profit again it will feel even better. Anyways, I look forward to talking to everyone on this forum and learning as much as I can. Thanks guys!