Paying $617 million to settle-out their insider trading activities? Think about it, how does the little guy have a change with such thievery running up and down Wall Street like it's Pamplona on BullRunning Day.
The public has been OUT because of idiot talking heads like Mohamed El Erian. Was listening to him this morning on Sqwack Box using medical adjectives (once again) to describe the markets. I remember him at the height of the financial crisis, with the Dow at 7000 referring to the stock market as "being on life support" and to stay away "at all costs". Today he says our market are "healing". I'm still waiting for the municipal bond meltdown that Meredith Whitney predicted. Buy and Hold is here to stay.