I'm not very familiar with options, but would like to learn more about them. I would like to use them as a substitute for some of my directional trades (stocks & futs). Very basic strategies, buying calls and puts. Hold time would be normally 10-60 days...... Very basic stuff Just want to understand the quotes better, volumes, heavily traded options, how far out the options should be, in the money vs out, etc I have a cursory understanding so not necessarily options 101, but the next step. Thanks in advance! *Edit to say that it doesn't have to be a book, but that's my preference. Even good basic option threads, etc would be welcomed.