Would you invest in stock options and derivative tools such as covered calls ? I used to study a bit of finance when I was in university and we used to learn that derivatives were one of the riskiest forms of investments due to their uncertainty. However, together with high risk comes high rewards. Many, especially though who are well read about investments, might consider taking that risk especially if market conditions are suitable and if they're prepared to make a timely exit. Personally, I still think I'm risk averse and would prefer to put my money in more stable investments.