I'm mostly a futures trader primarily because I really don't have an account big enough to buy 100 shares in like 10-20 companies that would comprise a very well diversified portfolio - although that's how I eventually want to trade - risking a little on each position in a portfolio with a lot of positions. I've always heard of people saying options were riskier and I thought of options as risker because of the added leverage, thinner markets, bigger spreads, eroding premiums, plus commissions. But I'm warming up to options. I think the risks can be worth it if it enables me to build a diversified portfolio which can reduce risk. I'd only consider simple buying call/put strategy as all the other more advanced options strategies befuddle me. Am I entering dangerous waters? Will I end up like NoMoreOptions?