For several straight months, options markets decline as companies and dealers were forced to shut down optional markets. Many underlying instruments no longer have options derivatives. Analysts believe that as the underlying market improves, it is more and more obvious to many investors that the options markets are fundamentally fraud and unnecessary. Another reason is that more and more sophisticated traders and investors move to the futures markets. Options exchange and dealers now have to desperately shrink the strike range, from normal 2.5 points to 1 points, in order to add more markets on the same underlying. The move tries to stay competitive and increases the rate of their windfall hits. It is interesting to see how the trends develop, maybe merely the beginning.