IMHO with options making money can be very easy and comfortable. E.g. I bought different option series in NOK a couple of days ago. Today I sold with huge gains of about 800% 1200% and more than 1500% and it was that easy. I didn't watch for the positions for some days. In stock trading I need at least half a year to accomplish this performance with lots of work and lots of knowledge. In futures you have to be at the screen all day long and it's not that pleasant to trade them. At the moment I think it ain't worth the time to do so. Just my thinking.