i appreciate your reply. thanks. i would just like some clarification on your recommendation. ¿are you saying that buying calls for any particular individual stock or future contract is much better if i pay for deep in the money strike prices? i'm having trouble understanding where any advantage might lay if prices for deep itm calls are proportionately super high and currently i'm of the idea that one should only buy the cheapest options possible as the lowest price to pay minimizes the risk of the trade and maximizes the possible profit.