Well, I just finished watching part of a free DVD by Jamie McIntyre. ( Jamie McIntyre | Wealth Creation | 21st Century Academy ) He was describing a strategy which he has apparently used very successfully. I also heard Pater Spann talk about this strategy on another free DVD I received. Let me know if this sounds about right, as I'm sure you're all more familiar with the process than I am. Basically, you buy a bunch of shares (Jamie recommended at least 1000 shares of a good blue chip company) when they are trading at a low price, and then sell the right to buy the shares (if they increase in value to a pre-determined amount, by a pre-determined date) to a third party. They basically pay you an upfront figure for each share, which you get to keep. Then if the share reaches the set amount, you have to sell the shares to the third party. If they don't reach the pre-determined amount, you keep the shares and can rent them out again. Jamie then went on to talking about buying insurance?? Or something along those lines. Basically you sign a contract with a company saying you will buy X amount of shares if they fall to $X. The company pays you $X upfront for each share you agree to buy, then if the shares do drop to $X you are obliged to buy them. In which case Jamie said you can simply rent them back out again. Does that sound about right? I may have missed something along the way. Anyway. The way this was presented made the whole strategy seem almost flawless. It basically sounded far to good to be true, which usually means it is. So, I am skeptical. Does anyone here use this strategy effectively? Any comments, criticisms etc... would be great to hear. I just don't believe it's that straight forward (Peter also made it sound too good to be true). Cheers.