Hey ET Community, Noob here with a noob question. Why do beginners or the general public think that options trading can provide you with INCOME? Just like trading any other instrument you P&L and risk are going to fluctuate just like with any other position. Why does everybody think there is something magical about options that can provide you with a stable income as opposed to any other type of trading? Maybe I am missing something, am I thinking about this the right way? Yes, you may receive an initial "credit" upfront, but the position can still move against you and you can still lose money just like you would see with any other type of trading... equities, futures, forex, etc. I would appreciate some clarification or anybody that trades options to weigh in on this. Thanks, guys!