I found this on another board: http://www.clearstation.com/cgi-bin/bbs?post_id=2560614 "The German Stock Exchange is investigating massive short selling of insurance company stocks. The massive short selling started on 9th of September, 4days before the desaster of New York, Washington and Pittsburgh. This news was sent today on the german news-channel n-tv. n-tv reported that the short selling especially from stocks of "MÃ¼nchener RÃ¼ck" and "Allianz" was very surprising as "MÃ¼nchener RÃ¼ck" reported excellent earnings on 8th of September. n-tv also reported from massive long positions in oil and gold. " ----------------- moderator please delete if you feel it's appropriate, thanks.