Today's Ideas:
    for afternoon of Thurs. Dec. 13, 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.

    Position update as of 12:05pm:

    We are long 3 units UNG (avg. price 35.77)

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

    NOTES:  Check the ticker for latest trade updates!

        Fairly volatile morning, and we have only added 1 more unit to the UNG (nat. gas) for an average price of $35.77.  We'll notify readers of our stop on the ticker at right.  The stock indices and bonds have stabilized somewhat as of noon.  It's important to remember that many vehicles are highly correlated, so be sure to calculate sizes of units proportionately.  We'll need a reaction in the vehicles we discussed this morning, and so far we're apprehensive on the JPY (yen) setup.  At this point, the best scenarios will be the ER2 short (TWM long is same), ZB long (T-bonds), and perhaps to add to UNG.  It appears we might have to be patient for optimum entries on the above, but that is what we're watching right now. 

    Remember that you only need a couple vehicles at any one time to make a great living as long as you manage your position sizes properly and consistently.   Focus on managing yourself and your actions, as the charts, fundamentals, and news are secondary.  This site is a work in progress, and we're open to suggestions.  We'll be posting links to interesting and pertinent articles as they arise.  Good luck and stay balanced.

    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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