I have been playing with options. While I made some decent profit initially, but a couple of bad moves wiped it all. So far I am breaking even. But options feels like a lot more like gambling. Obviously, there are people making living off options and day trading. But hard to find such mentors in real life. I knew one person who was full time commodities trader but I am not sure how big was his account. With small account balance you would be taking on more risky bets to earn livable wage.
Now I am thinking Real Estate might be better investment and wealth building tool. I know several people who are making decent money from their RE investments. Though none of them are truly retired though, still working their day jobs.
“Why Real Estate Made Me A Millionaire and Investing In Stocks Did Not – MyWifeQuitHerJob.com”