Hi, I've been trading equities and researched equities on and off for 7 years. I've made some decent picks like when i.e. GOOG when it went from 220 to 305 in a month or 2. However, that was probably my biggest gain and I feel 30% return a year is considered good in equities investing but definetly not so good for my pocket, given that I don't play with a whole lot of money. I think options is a better alternative. I'm confident in my picks and I think giving up the typical 10% charge as per the stock price is not too much. Question: Looking back, I thought GOOG would go to 240 (minimum) and 280 (maximum) when it was at 220 within 6 months. What kind of option would I buy to maximize profit? what would be the strike be and what would the expiry date I should choose? Would I choose a 1 year expiry to give me a bit more room? I know that prices certainly vary, but can you guys give me some pointers on the decisions.