If you don't give the market more easing, it crashes...
How long do you think Bernanke will stand by and defy the market? Lol, tomorrow you will hear a changed tune. You see, they will continue to print more and more just like the gold bugs told you for the last year. Better not hold your short overnight.
No trillions were lost today. Paper gains are a fantasy. They cannot ever be exchanged for real goods. The only way to do so is to sell, which reduces the value in the process.
I'll tell you how many actual dollars invested were lost today: $0. When stocks drop it's just transfer of cash from the person dumb enough to buy at the higher price to the one buying at a lower price.