I have been playing with small option positions for the past 12-15 months and have realized that I am just not good at predicting directions on where a stock is going . Last few months I have been using Iron condors on SPY and collecting some decent credit (again very small positions every week). My question - Why don't most people use credit spreads and just trade a range for stocks/indexes that have a tight range AFTER earnings? Maybe use 1STD or even 2STD away? I am missing something obvious - so want people to poke holes in my strategy. Is it because the gains are small for higher risks? Thanks!