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Options involve risk and are not suitable for all investors. Please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options before deciding to invest in options.

Usually, when we have a directional opinion, we like to express that in the form of short options.

The reason we choose short options instead of long options is because historically, long options underperform short options in terms of average P/L.

Although long options have theoretically unlimited profitability, in actuality, they underperform the short side.

Since we can get directional with both short and long options, we usually choose the short side because of it's higher average profits historically and its greater probability of profit.

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