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My current day trading methodology is an amalgam of volume profile, Market Auction, and VWAP principles. My instrument of choice has been AAPL options. A couple of months ago I made the switch from trading weeklies to a little further out and deep-in-the-money. I just couldn't handle the high rate of time decay anymore. Initially it was a good switch, however recently I have come into a situation where the spread has become problematic. I exclusively use market orders when entering/exit. During the high liquidity part of the day's open, the spreads are awful. For example this morning I had bought some calls on a break above VWAP, the market order was literally 1.40 above the bid. Horrible way to start a trade, especially given that it moved against me. In the past I had always found it difficult to time a limit order with the chart of the underling where I want my entries/exits. With AAPL options, the bid/ask can move extremely fast. At any rate, I was curious what everyone's thoughts were on this matter. I know of a few people having great success trading futures. They have a very structured system and have no issues putting in their orders at particular points in the chart that meet their auction criteria. I feel at times that with options, I'm having to juggle elements that take away from it being a similar "mechanical" trading experience. Thoughts?