As I said, call options are not for everyone. They are for the nimble however. ;-))
I talked about long call options. Keep in mind you also have long put options when a stock turns sour.
When most people think of options they immediately think of "risky" and "gambling". No?
In a ranking of risk at Schwab for options, you can trade long calls with a Option approval level of 0. 0 is the rating for the least risky option to trade. I consider trading stocks at a risk level of 0 also.
I however and not an investment advisor or Broker, just relaying some things that have worked well for me in the past. But, then again, to each his own.