phd, poor hungry and driven or whatever they like to call their desirable employees. what a joke they let brokers run internal multi $B hedge funds to the ground, now cfo is talking about... http://biz.yahoo.com/rb/070803/bearstearns_markets.html?.v=1 perfect contrary indicator, bottom in "subprime mess" is near in my opinion, why? because i hear taxi drivers talking about it and its on every cover and start up webpage of financial news. so there will be few bankruptcies some banks will take a hit, few hedge funds willl implode and global growth led by oil and emering economies will go on. that is until China gets through with the olympics and starts coolling things down for good.