I stopped trading options a few years back. For a little over a year after retirement I supported myself trading them. Mostly Iron Condors, or one sided vertical spreads. I stopped for several reasons...but the biggest one was that it was too mentally draining, I had to take a break. Now I've been trying to get back up to speed...even had some orders ready to go, but couldn't press the "submit" button. I'm retired, and thinking maybe my older age of 53 is making me less willing to take any risks. Don't really know if I'm looking for an answer from anyone here, just thinking out loud.