Based on a recent conversation I had with a professional in the financial field, I'd appreciate hearing from readers concerning your opinion on the use of options.
2008 has been a bad year for almost everyone who invests in the stock market. I'd like to know what you think about options – both based on your own experience and on your general impression about using option strategies.
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In short, what I want to know if whether you believe options are easy or difficult to understand; whether you have profited by using them; and whether you would, or already have, recommended that others adopt options strategies.
Do you think that 'most' individual investors can understand option strategies:
a) With little effort?
b) with major effort?
c) It's just too complicated for most.