I am an Options Spread Trader with a bias towards Bull Put Credit Spreads. I am a big believer in acquiring equities...only if I make a mistake by selling the OTM Put option to close to the current price action. My goal is to collect premiums, monitor time-decay and close positions quickly if they go my way or not. I am a Premium collection agent, in essence. Selling options, in my opinion is the only way to trade them. If I get an Equity PUT to me, then I am seeking premium by selling a Call OTM as quickly as possible to unwind my mistakes. I do put in PUT stops, but sometimes if I see an equity sell off into Support, then I will hold and take the heat and accept an exercise against me. I am a chart reader and use candlestick formations with a look at Support, Resistance, Wedges and the like. I do not Sell Put spreads if the Chart is against the trade. One can always wait a day or two for the right Price Action. I am Reading and learning from Al Brooks.