I was thinking this: If I had $100,000 in cash, I could invest it using CANSLIM etc systems, and generate a profit in equities, like for example, 20% in 3 months when the market is good. THEN,I use that a portion of that 20K to speculate in options. Say we limit options to 15% of total portfolio size, then we have 18K max positions. We have 5% per position, so 6K per call. These will be speculative, but will be speculated on when the odds are highly in your favour. I.e. it's a trading/speculating method you have done well with. The key to this strategy, is that you don't use your initial capital when speculating in options, but you use PROFITS, and you might slice the profits into smaller pieces of cakes to be able to control risk with the options. I think I'll try this after getting to Canada. Get $10K, make $1K in a month or so using a method I'm highly confident in. Then speculate in options which I'm highly confident with $500. Not much, but I wouldn't risk initial capital, and grow in capital could be exponential. All thoughts welcome.