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    Today's Ideas:
    for afternoon of Wed. Dec. 5, 2007

    IMPORTANT: Below is what we're looking at currently, but pay attention to our UPDATES on the side of each page for actual entry/exit times and prices. Refresh pages often! You will witness our winners AND losers; something that is rare in our business.    TO VERIFY ACTUAL PRICES AND TIMES, PLEASE CLICK ON  A TICKER ENTRY TO THE RIGHT.  ALL TRADES, WHEN THEY OCCURED, ARE VIEWABLE.  

    Whenever possible, we have included the ETF symbol for those who are not experienced trading futures, etc.

    POTENTIAL setups for today include:

    T-bonds short (ZB future)- 30 year Treasury Bond

    FXC long (CAD future)

    UNG long (Natural gas)

    CRESY long (Cresud, Argentina agriculture blue chip)

    Next few days watch JPY(yen) and QM(oil).

    Position update as of 1:33pm:

    We are short 2 units ZB (T Bonds avg. price 117 31/32)

    We are long 2 units FXC ($Canadian avg. price $110.02)

    We are long 3 units UNG (avg. price 35.45)

    We are long 1 unit SB (Sugar avg. price .09987)

    NOTES: That's our position update including prices.  OK, here's what is happening now.  We are long a total of 3 units UNG, as we added this morning.  We took profits on a ZB unit short into the move down this morning, and just had the opportunity to re short again a much higher prices.  The reason we did this is to stay consistent with our plan.  When we got the chance to add, as we were looking to do all day, we took it regardless of the news.  This illustrates the importance of having a concrete plan BEFORE the action starts. We have adjusted our exit points on all positions taking into account new entry prices. So far so good. The rest of the afternoon we'll watch the FXC for a potential stop out, and look to take profits on if we should get sharp down moves in the bonds.  Regarding UNG, we'll be watching and possibly adding, but not taking any off the table unless really sharp move our way or stopped out.   Going forward, we'll include in the text of this page some articles we find timely and interesting.  People often ask what our time frames are for each trade, and that is different for each position.  In general, however, most trades last about a week or two, BUT we  trade around the positions as you saw today.  Hence, we DO day trade at times.  We encourage any questions and comments on how to improve our site, and hope you find it useful.  This is a great business, but the learning curve can really take awhile as most successful traders don't have any reason to share ideas. This site is our way of giving back to the trading arenas, in the name of the few mentors we found that helped us along the way. Good luck.

    We can't always explain the reasoning for trades, but they are often a combination of technical, fundamental, and "gut feel". Pay attention, have fun, and make money!

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