1. The NYSE's current system can't handle a large number of orders, regardless of if they get filled or not (as proven by last weeks debacle) 2. Nms, (being implemented Monday) will increase the number of orders (due to the majority of orders being cancelled) by about 10 fold. This will create massive panic. 3. With the amount of fear festering in the market during the last week, combined with all the talk of another "Black Monday", and adding the NYSE's inability to execute orders. ANY bad news will be accentuated exponentially. Thus, Black Monday may very well become a self fulfilling prophecy.