posted on Sep, 22 2011 @ 09:03 PM
I'm not sure what the percentage is, but I do know at a certain point they stop trading so there isn't a total collapse. Will they come out and say
the market was artificially inflated? No. They being the MSM. Will Obama? No. What will probably happen if this continues to get worse is people
getting louder saying that allowing the free market to go on is dangerous to the economy, and capitalism has failed. If the free market were allowed
to go on without the artificial inflation by the Fed or the government, then it would probably be a bit more stable. But the hedge fund guys need to
make more money, and big business needs to keep making more money, so by all means Fed, keep interfering. /sarcasm. When Bernanke says they are going
to switch their money into long term investments, the stock market starts to tank, combined with the downgrading of countries and banks it is no
wonder why the market is acting like this. When the Fed gets involved with the market, or at least let's the public know in advance blammo! Stocks
go tumbling. With everything going on, people are continually getting spooked, and the markets act accordingly. But if the markets reach a certain
point they will suspend trading. I still think the SEC needs to be investigated. They are supposed to be the watch dogs yet it seems like many
things either don't get investigated or are allowed to slip through if the public doesn't catch it. Organizations have to follow certain guidelines
called GAAP, generally accepted accounting principles. If the watchdogs and the IRS were doing there jobs, many things like Tyco, Worldcom, Enron,
Lehman bros. and Bear Sterns would have been caught many years ago avoiding the crisis' that took place with the markets, to include the housing
markets. I would love to see why barrels of oil are still overpriced when Saudi Arabia was behind us on invading Iraq and Afghanistan. Speculators
have help cause the rise in oil prices over the last 8 years, but the speculators are rarely implicated.
To stay on topic, I do not believe this will be the big crash people think it will be. The markets will get suspended once it hits a certain point.