Private property means public poverty.... you can't get rid of the stupid commons.
But then again, it is theoretical... well assume the Fed pulls out the punch bowl... forward multiples crater.... then back to a recession and soon after another punch bowl.... so things would be just about the same!
Funny enough, I had the impression that the article meant that traders thought the buyout rumors were winding down.
Looks to me like this could be a multi-day short-squeeze even if nothing happens... first day up 5%, next day up 10%... just because of a short squeeze.
Wait, so this is why you were asking about options, eh?
Definitely makes sense to short it if you don't want to buy put options.
Hard to say, but I guess it is the corporate drones at consumer sales oriented companies, who love spending money gained from what are by and large (excluding clothing cos) oligarchic pricing models.
(Put options are worthless if they aren't traded and you don't have the underlying stock.)