I'd like to make a public thanks, to the dood called "<b>Fireplace</b>" He use to comment on how I should be shorting with the market, not being long while the market was down. I did make money being long while the market was down, but easier money could have been had just by being short when the market is down. Let the wind blow on your back! It took awhile to sink in, but from reading other sources, I went to study on the short side for a couple of months, and here I am.. with a riskfree 300k short position on financials. Thanks fireplace for the valid criticsms. Everybody else = idiots. espically that lucrum dood.