Hello, Lately I've been buying stocks with the intent to sell them a few days or a few weeks later. I sometimes feel like I have a good sense when a stock might go up (I will need enough real or paper trades over time to see if this is just luck). When that happens, I go buy 100-200 shares and then sell them for a profit. But if I'm just trying to get a quick upward move on the stock, should I just buy the option? If I bought an option for $1.00 per share, and the stock price quickly goes up by $1, then maybe that $1.00 premium is now worth $1.70. So if I bought 2 options, that would mean I make $140. Since it cost me $100x2 for two options contracts, that means I made $140 on $200 invested, which is a 70% roi. Or if I get it completely wrong, the most I am out is $200 (minus trading costs). So if I am anticipating a short-term price move upward (but aren't particularly interested in keeping the stock), is options trading a more sensible vehicle than buying the actual stock? I almost feel that buying the stocks is the wrong method of transportation to get to the same place (a quick buy/sell on price appreciation). It is like taking a car to get the mail out of the mailbox. Sure it's possible. But the lighter weight thing to do would be simply to walk down the driveway to the mailbox and back. I feel like buying a few options is the lighter weight way to get to the same place.