Ok, I'm going to share with you how I get some stupid high returns in the stock market. The method I am sharing is not for everyone and I would suggest you talk to a professional in that industry before doing what I do. Also, if you don't have money that you can LOSE, don't do this either. I am also not going to name a specific stock because I am not licensed in that arena and not sure what the laws are there so please do not ask me. The process I use is called selling call options on stock that I currently own; this is known as selling covered calls. What is an call option? It is the right but not the obligation to purchase the underlying instrument (In this instance stocks) associated with it. Essentially, you buy shares of a stock that is flat. Flat = not moving much either up or down according to the charts and one that there has been little news on lately. Then after you buy the stock, you sell corresponding options and receive immediate revenue from the sale of the options. Specifically you sell call options that are higher than the current value of the underlying stock. For instance, I bought 500 shares of a stock this AM for a little over 18.00 a share for a total of 9165.00. Then I sold 5 call options with a strike price of 19.00 (each call is tied to 100 shares of stock) for a total of 205.00. The options I bought expire September 17th so they will have no value at that point and if my stock goes to 19.00, I just have to allow the option holder to buy the stock from me at today's price but I get to keep the 205.00. So the math on this is I earned 205.00 on a 9165.00 investment in a period of about 45 days. 205.00/9165.00 = 2% profit in 45 days... nothing spectacular... BUT Carry that out to the year and that and the return is actually 18% as 45 days is about 1 and a half months so you multiply that 18% by 9 to get the annual return. That is a rather conservative return because the stock is a blue chip stock and is likely to not have any major movement up or down real fast so it is perfect for this kind of investment. Another trade that I did: Bought 1000 shares of xyz stock (I've been hitting this stock for over a year and taking out chunks of cash every 6 weeks or so from it) at 5.44 for a total of 5440.00. Sold 10 call options for 45.00 each with a strike price of 6.00 for a total of 450.00. Those options expire on September 17th. The return in that time frame is 8% or multiplied out to the whole year is 72%... not too bad for a guy that has a bum knee and male pattern baldness. Things can go bad though if your stock goes down which is why I suggest that unless you have money to LOSE that you not consider this strategy but you do have protection in the selling of the call if the stock goes down. In the case of the first trade, I am protected to the tune of 205.00 or .41 per share and I don't see that stock going down at all especially .41 per share. In case #2, I am protected to the tune of 450.00 or .45 per share... that stock can drop but it generally bounces back pretty well so again, I'm not too concerned as I've been watching that puppy for some time. There is a lot to it and you have to pay attention to the markets... study graphs... follow the news but this can be a nice little side deal to make a few dollars. This works in the commodities markets as well although I no longer follow those markets like I once did. I'm a small player with a relatively small account but I do have a buddy that is pretty heavy into it and keeps 250K in his account and does a lot of trading this way and generates some outstanding revenue. So if you have a few dollars to play with (I wouldn't open an account with less than 50K) and would like to try a different method of generating revenue, take a look at this and do a bunch of reading on it as it could be a nice 500.00 - 600.00 extra dollars a week.