You are sounding agitated that someone with less experience than yourself can trade you under the table. You must be long VXX and looking to take your frustrations out on others, because all that time you have spent learning how the market works, not doing you a bit of good, because you are too afraid to take any risks. Keep in mind, scared money never wins. I appreciate you sharing thoughts about options, greeks etc, but the whining and childish attacks are getting old. If you truly know something about the market and option trading, then you know that my account is significantly higher than the $600 that you mention, or I wouldn't be able to short calls in my account. Check around, see what the brokerage firms require. Stop exposing your own naivete!