the slide for the government and the 99% is a boon for the aristocracy. i bought the tvix two days ago at 4.7 because the government is now cutting back, laying off civilian employees and contractors. this is big. this slide in the stock market is only just begun. this is going to turn the US into another Mexico or India sort of situation, where the goverment funnels new money to the top, cutting off new money to the rest of society. this is really a good deal for the aristocracy, but those who do not directly get money from the top tiers of Uncle Sam, will not benefit from this new form of aristocratic democracy. first thing will be heavy short selling, as the aristocracy owns the first rights to short selling positions. the sell off will come into sinchrony with the slide, as layoffs become broad. this will be a prime example of everyone running for the door when the sale starts.