Dear Friends, Scenario: Markets under consideration: S&P /Nasdaq/Dow. Lets assume that today is 10/21/2005 ( Oct 21st, 2005 ) , now looking through a novice eyes the market conditions look like 90% markets will go more down and only 10% markets will go up. so for a Buy trade win/loss ratio is 1/10. Now, say I/you have some home grown reversal strategy which tells me/you that markets will most likely reverse to upside and continue going up till dec 01, 2005 ( 12/01/2005). Here comes the question: Lets say I/you have only $1000 to risk ( and do not mind losing the entire amount), but if the market goes up the way it actually did ( see charts from oct21 to dec01 , 2005 ) then I/you would like the returns to be 10 * 1000 = $10,000. assumptions: Markets may dip a little bit down before they turn upside ( should not be stopped out ) So now if you are in my situation how will you trade to achieve the goal ? please explain in details. e.g. options/futures/spreads/SPY/.... ? If this goal is impossible than whats the max you can achieve.