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I am starting to warm up to the idea of options due to some recent experiences, EJ. Namely, Polymedica. I had a stop loss on that one, unfortunately the stop loss doesn't always sell at the price you wanted. The stock was halted and when it reopened it triggered my stop loss order, which I would have cancelled had I not been at work. Needles to say I wound up selling my shares at a price too low for my tastes. This is where I think I can start to like options, for their ability to preserve capital.

I hope to do as you said and practice some techniques on paper for a long while before getting involved with real money. Looks interesting though. I know the CBOE exchange website has some great tutorials. Do you know of any other sources of info?

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