============================================== I like the way Don Bright & Top trader Jim Rogers dont care much for buying options. All the patterns , many time frames ,Ive seen & occasionaly invested in are very complex . Add slippage to the complexity. +=========================================== ANY one want to speculate how Mark Weinstein [interview, Jack Schwager proved] turned 100k into 900k, in a recorded option trading contest??????????????????? I've meditated on that for years; [a] Mark Weinstein is honest; honest enough to admit that contest was organized by ''two traders on the CBOE floor'' Not by gunslinging; ultra conservative, quote ''without any pyramiding [using profits to increase leverage] [c]Mark does combine brillance with hard work; realized a big cat, like a lynx could be a role model for a position or swing trade. [A-Z] He admitted it was organized by 2 CBOE traders. Perhaps they started it at the start of a directional, trending bull market like this year. Perhaps thay also started it in the generally strong first or last quarter; admitted the contest was for ''3 months'' ================================= Perhaps Mark listened to that old pattern tape titled ''Acres of Diamonds''