First post for me. I have been trading since Oct 07 and I haven't made money but I haven't blown up yet either. I am down about the same percentage as the market. I tried to obtain options level 2 from E-trade but was denied. I was approved for options level 1 trading ninety days ago. How can I improve my situation so that they will approve me? Will another broker approved me if I move my account? I am somewhat conservative and I am positive I won't do anything to blow myself up, at least not, right away. Thanks.