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1. Morning Trading Notes/SKF Again?
By Paul Rubillo
9:15 a.m. EDT

The futures are replaying yesterday morning's early stance. I think today was setting up to be a consolidation day, as the headlines continue to come in on the negative side. My short exposure is primarily in the ProShares UltraShort FTSE/Xinhua China 25 ( FXP), which is up nearly 5% in the premarket. The SRS/SKF plays are up nearly 5% as well. I am looking at re-entering the ProShares UltraShort Financials ( SKF) if this morning's opening tick can hold firmly.

I will be watching Northern Trust ( NTRS) -- the company is indicated down 6% on news the bank will be selling a boatload of shares. I will be watching to see of the liquidity window will stay open as wide as it is now. Also, Baidu ( BIDU) had a good report last night and was indicated up 3% in the premarket. Lastly, keep your eyes on Priceline ( PCLN) and Continental ( CAL) as indicators of the swine flu affecting travel.

Long FXP

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