Have you done it? Have I done it? Nope. But I'm going to try. This is probably old news, but I'll share it anyway. Just having it broken down into manageable visible goals may make things a lot easier for some people. At least it does for me. Let's start with $1000 dollars. Let's also assume that between the bid/ask spreads there is at least 1% to be made on a daily basis with the contracts. There are 252 trading days in the year. If you're able to earn 1% compounded over the course of the 252 year trading period, that's a multiple of 12.27x per year. With that, Year 1) 1000 -> 12,270 Year 2)12,270 -> 150,552 Year 3) 150,552 -> 1.84Mil. That's 100% success rate every day. Pretty hefty huh? So is making 1% a day reasonable using options between the bid and the ask? Are you able to do that everyday? Probably not. Unless you're really good. I'm always hopeful for that. So what about making a 1% gain every two days? This gives us a multiple of 3.5x year 1) 1000 -> 3500 year 2) 12250 year 3) 42875 year 4) 150,062 year 5) 525,218 year 6) 1.83 mil With options the gains are so minor, that the 1% spread is highly possible. For example, with an average contract of about $50 or 0.5 x 100 shares, IF you're trading with Interactivebrokers, where commission is $2 round trip (4% @ $0.02), you'd have to make a spread of $0.025 to make that 1%. We all know the spreads on options aren't that small. I guess this is more or less HFT, but the math supports that its possible. So what's the best way of accomplishing this or the safest way? Who knows. Personally, I think it'd be better to sell puts that are ways out of the way and try to close them at a 1% profit. That way, your risk is limited to your cash on hand.