trading options in smaller blocks?

Discussion in 'Options' started by dre81, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. dre81


    This might be a very stupid question, but anyway: I would like to start experimenting with options (strictly on the buy-side). I like putting real money to risk as this helps with the learning but I would like to avoid risking any noticeable amount. Even if an option price is only $5, the minimum order would be $500 with a daily potential change of $+-100 which is beyond my definition of noticeable. Would it be possible to trade for e.g. QQQQ options with smaller "exposure"?