GS, JPM etc is the reason I will be leaving the stock market as soon as I can(trying to get my money back on NLY). The game is rigged. Small investors should be very careful. Not many places that aren't rigged but I would say real estate is still the best long term bet and metals although down now should be OK long term. When the latest stock and bond bubbles burst we will be left with dollars worth about half of what they were before the games began.
A few shorts bullies make everyone else believe there is a problem with NLY. In fact nobody knows IF there is a problem worth such a large % reduction in equity value. Buyers are scared, short bullies win.