I am not typically a derivative guy, I mainly long/short equities. But I decided to play a different approach and sell to open buy to close calls on my equities. Stick a limit order, wait till it gets filled and turn around stick a buy to close limit order and wait till it gets filled pocketing some nice bank. Obviously you need a good amount of shares to make this profitable enough to make it nice and worthwhile. So is this only unique due to this crazy market? Obviously volatility has been high lately but its not a bad way to make a pretty safe ROI on some good bluechips. I forgot now that the SEC wants to crack down and start limiting shortselling etc.. how will this affect premiums for calls?