- Large firms or very very rich individuals
- Small firms or rich individuals
- small time traders (probably you)
Most of the movement in the market is going to be dictated by the employees trading on behalf of large firms. These people have been trading a long time and know what they are doing. Small firms won't influence the market much, but generally are good traders as well. These two groups expect to consistently make money. Of course they won't always, but expecting to "beat" these groups in the long run would be tough.
The last group consists of small time traders. There is virtually an endless of new traders trying to make it big, and many of these people treat it like gambling. They trade based on their hunches or poor data analysis and end up losing money. These are the people we all can trade better then and how we can make money trading options. You don't have to be the best, just better than the average trader.
Lots of the strategies I use are in the tabs above at the top and the side bar or in the links below: