It's obvious now the the initial demise of bear stearns was caused by conjecture and rumor. Isnt there a significant possibility that these rumors were in fact the orchestration of a bear raid by hedge funds and the like? If so I think the regulatory bodies and american people will demand more regulation for hedge funds who obviously wield enough power to bring a corporate giant like bear stearns down in just a few days. Not to mention that fact that there is no more uptick rule. Am i way off base here? if im not is there a way we can trade (and make money off of) the fact that regulation and possible investigation of hedge funds and like are imminent? Just some thoughts.