Big Left Hook you're fine. Santa below and the others are just trying to rattle you. You’re a really smart guy but just keep in mind that what you're suggesting is upper echelon trading and probably beyond most people's means. You need Level 2 to sell uncovered calls and someone at Level 1 might get all excited reading you, but only do ½ of what you suggest – I know first hand how devastating that can be. This is just my opinion too but I would think that when people are loosing their entire net worth, constantly being reassured that things will get better and to stay the course, only adds to their pain when day after day after day it just keeps getting worse. You sound too smart to be some tacky pumper. Good luck.