false. there's good ceos and bad. you have cash on the books you invest in treasuries or safe investments, trying to get an extra nickel is a fools game. as far as the sec - they work for big business; hence the mess we are in. it was the sec who gave the former investment banks the leverage to destroy the financial system. yet another thing to keep in mind even as stocks drop, there are no insider buying anywhere and the companies are not announcing buybacks which makes you wonder where's the bottom. also, the market downturn is an adjustment to a world of lower earnings. 2009 will suck and the stock prices are in the process of reflecting that reality. The 26 million debacle is enough to be fired in this new environment, accountability will be the new buzz word going forward - and shareholders will expect it. the old boys network hopefully is going the way of the dinosaur.