A few weeks back I started a thread based on information I received about Vic Niederhoffer blowing up his Matador Fund in the day's before August Opex. I made no claim to the accuracy of my source although it was someone with ties to Vic's operation. He had no axe to grind. Even as an alias on a message board I wouldn't ipso facto print information about someone real if I thought the charge was bogus. The thread was a viewership success. 12,000 hits it's first day. Vic's posse, including Marketsurfer, after a dozen denials, finally admitted that Vic took a body blow. Alas the thread was deleted by Baron. In a subsequent Feedback thread Baron explained his decision. http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&threadid=102468 Today I received more information. The WSJ is working on a Vic story. Key elements: Matador has lost 93% of it's funds. Vic's clearing house forced liquidation of his position. Vic was short 15,000 Mch08 1000puts. Vic is in "hiding" somewhere in NYC. Remember this story broke on Elite Trader!