I'm buying a house in cash. I also have long term investments in stock which have been getting hammered. Because my long term investments are worth $hit now, I have to do some borrowing. I want to be $150,000 long in the market. Currently I have 3 DOW future contracts. I only have $21,000 in my account and I need $10,000 in order to maintain the future contracts. I'm scared that I'll have a swing of $11,000 and not be in my contracts. Is there a better way to leverage myself. Should I consider purchasing options?