Hi all, I am curious what you folks think about using options to get leverage on directional bets? Specifically, are the odds stacked completely against the retail investor? I've been buying 3-6 months out calls as swing trades, and it's been going pretty well. I mainly trade in upward trending stocks that have pulled back, to the point where I believe they are ready to bounce. My main concern is that, well, everything is going well in this market. So we'll see if it keeps working in a tougher market. I'm not really sure what my specific question is, but do you guys think that such a strategy can be successful in the long run?