Over the past 18 months, we've watched the S&P 500 plunge precipitously before staging a 60% comeback. Previously stalwart institutions like Citigroup (NYSE:C) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) were crushed before rising from the ashes, while even stocks that had limited exposure to the financial crisis -- the Procter & Gambles (NYSE:PG) and Coca-Colas (NYSE:KO) of the world -- have also been tossed around by fear and greed.

It's enough to make us ask what tools we should be using to exploit this crazy market.

To answer your questions about options, today we're offering you the opportunity to chat live with Fool options experts Jeff Fischer and Jim Gillies. From 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET today, Jeff and Jim will answer your questions about options -- in real time. Just leave your questions in the comments section below.

Jeff (TMFFischer) and Jim (TMFCanuck) are founding advisors of the new service Motley Fool Options. The two have already picked some big winners using a variety of strategies, most prominently by writing puts on names like Western Union (NYSE:WU) and Moody's (NYSE:MCO), though they've also recommended the occasional bull call spread (eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY)), diagonal call, and synthetic long.

You'll have the virtual podium to ask Jeff and Jim about stocks, the market, what they see for 2010, their process for choosing companies and options strategies ... and any other questions you have about options.

A few ground rules to guide the discussion:

  • Jeff and Jim are not permitted to provide personalized investment advice.
  • The Fool editorial staff will moderate the discussion to make sure it stays on track.
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eBay, Western Union, and Moody's are Motley Fool Stock Advisor recommendations. Coca-Cola, Moody's, and Western Union are Inside Value selections. Procter & Gamble and Coca-Cola are Income Investor selections. Motley Fool Options recommended writing puts on Moody's and Western Union and a bull call spread on eBay. The Motley Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool has a disclosure policy.