I'm just getting started in options trading and I would describe myself as in the learning phase. I've traded stocks in the past and even bought puts and calls, but I want to learn more about and eventually start trading spreads. My eyes were opened recently when a friend explained how he uses options for income and when he thinks the price of a stock WON'T move. I only have about $1000 to get started and open a cash account. Hopefully there are firms out there with good options trading tools, but don't require a minimum. Thank you!