i know there's strategies for each type of market... depending on your view and bullish/bearishness. for example for moderately bullish market, there's bull call spread, bull put spread... etc etc and there's like 12 strategies for LONGS, 12 strategies for short.... 12 strategies for neutral market..... (12 is of course just a number i used, some have more, some have less) But say you are in a moderate bullish market and you know you want to pick a strategy for a moderately bullish market... and there's like 4-5 strategies taht fit that category.... how do you decide which one to use? do people and firms usually just use their software to calculate everything out for them and pick the one that will produce the best result? ps. anyone know of a good options trading forum or chat room?