As a learner of option trading, I'm reading Lawrance McMillan's several books on options (On options, Options as a strategic-investment) and pretty much enjoy learning from these books. However, as I checked McMillan's website with curiosity, I found the track record of his option trading not very appealing at all. (http://www.optionstrategist.com/sites/default/files/tostrackrcrd2012.pdf). His speculative option trading is awfully bad (-199% in 2012) and the overall performance as advertised to the subscribed is only 15.6% annually. Considering the big risk, this profitability doesn't look so good. This record pretty much shaken my desire of learning to trade options, if a guru like him is performance as this, how good can a new trader be? Of course if one only view options as hedging vehicles, his book have taught a lot. But as a stand-alone trading vehicle, is option really worth considering?