Absodanglutely. This is the pre-event cushioning done on the back of the taxpayers that finance the manipulation of the value of true assets versus the fiat dollar. The issue that is being hidden, at least from the great unwashed, is: Which has real value, pretty paper or precious metals?
It is operating as a backdrop for pesky details like national unemployment purportedly sucking because of the hurricane that impacted the New England area.
A political solution is not in the cards. It will be an uncontrollable economic solution that springs upon all us simultaneously. Some are ready...others not so much.