As the year 2004 is coming to an end (time sure moves fast when you are having fun!), I thought to start a discussion on finding emerging trends in the various markets. I think this is no easy task but thought a collective discussion might benefit us all. I remember, for example, at the end of 1998, crude oil was below $10 (that was the bottom after a bear market in oil) ... Also look at the USD/Euro exchange rate .... wish I was in on that trend from the start... What about the US 30-yr Bonds.. Which country stock markets are just starting to rise (or fall)? I'd like to leave the discussion open to all asset classes, but at the same time would like to discuss how and what financial instruments/vehicles to use. After all, this is a trading site! I'd like to thank all participants in advance.