One fundamental options trading strategy involves volatility trading. This is essentially a bet on whether the underlying asset price, which options represent, will experience movement or not. A short strangle strategy is appropriate in cases where the investor believes that the underlying asset is likely to experience decreasing volatility in the short term. A put and a call are simultaneously sold at the same time, in the same market. This approach can show a profit if the price of the underlying remains between the two strike prices. Naturally, this strategy is not without risk, which is a sharp move in the asset price occuring during the options period.
Futures and options trading involves risk of loss. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Only risk capital should be used.