I trade stocks and wish to find a way to maximize my profits... So, I'm learning about options. A long time ago, mid 90's, I sold covered calls to make some spare money. That's all the option's experience I have. But, I have heard all the stories (rumors) about how a person can make amazing profits with options. You know the stories of 600% profit etc. Well, I'm looking for a way to maximize my stock market insights, meaning, there are times I "know" when a stock or the SP500 is going to make a decent movement, and I wish I could magically buy some options to leverage my money into making me 600%. Unfortunately, I'm not seeing any real-world ways of doing that, which means, either I'm missing something, or these stories out there really are all rumors. Anyone care to shed some light on the subject? How about this... 1) Is there a real-world option strategy that would turn my $5,000 into $30,000 as long as I "know" that a movement was going to happen? 2) What would the limitations be for that strategy with regards to it being real-world (e.g. liquidity, commissions, etc.)? For me, I'm left scraching my head after looking at MSFT option chains. Somebody please, show me the money. Thanks everyone. PS... turning $100 into $200 or even into $600... who cares... that's not money.