I'm not sure if this will escape the local censorship board, but it dawned on me while posting in the MQG thread, that there are currently a number of opportunities around for short term trading of big name stocks. This enables a reasonable return without having to visit the more speccie end of town (not having a shot at speccies at all here!).
I thought I'd outline a couple here and see if people want to add others to the list.
NCM, LGL, OXR - obvious gold plays. Have traded NCM in between the $30-33 range.
QAN - a contra trade sort of. Oil drops, QAN rises. Have done this a couple of times to make 8-10% each time in the last couple of weeks between the 330-365 range.
Hope people find this of some value and are happy to post their thoughts as well......