a. which of "some of my core positions have doubled to new all time highs" for the last 4 weeks? b. In general I agree with many things you stated from 1) to 7) besides 5) i.e. euro likely will continue to deteriorate not due Greece, etc, but due an obvious fact that US economy speeds up her European counterpart. As for scam I tend to agree with you too: on a long run every stock gets what it deserves. But during short and medium time frame the wall street manipulation works perfect.