this is a little excessive, eagle. 1) to me, bullish sentiment on the euro is not a justifiable reason to go short by itself. but if you enjoy the gamble, go ahead by all means. i mentioned long euro (short usd) as a good play just in case opec/etc. successfully pull demand away from the dollar as they possibly receive a higher percentage of payments in dollars. Furthermore, the euros movements lately likely had more to do with China diversifying reserve assets than any of this. 2) natural gas is definitely falling down. its not going to 2000 levels, as the whole energy complex (and most all commodities) are buoyed to higher price levels for other reasons. but 5.00 gas may not be too far off, since storage levels are so high and there is little near term prospect of drawing them down to substantial enough levels. 2 only possible ways natural gas doesn't 'fall off the cliff': record cold from hereon out this winter, and support from oil [this iran situation may be it] 3) your comments about Iran 'easily' neutralizing Iraq's issues just show your lack of true connection with the real issues at play. I suggest you read up a little on the interaction between different social groups within conflict in Iraq. by the way, care to post references to your 33 properties on the NJ tax site so we can verify BS from truth?