My recent activity in NLY:
9/30/2009 SOLD 1000 NLY @ 18.08
11/4/2009 BOUGHT 1000 NLY @ 17.05
With the level of risk that I'm willing to take, right now, making $1000 on a trade seems to be average for me. Actually, that's not bad. If I could make 100 trades like that in a year, with no losses, I could make a living with it.
NLY = Not Likely.