If the proper rules for mark to market were followed, we would not be in much of the mess we are in in this country right now. And ironically, they are still here doing it years later. It is almost an arrogance. It destroys the continuity of the market and the faith of people investing in it! Best thing that could happen here though Pall for longs is for this to get on TPTBs radar as stated in the origional post.