I gotta say, there was more than a few people that bought BSC in the 30s on friday ON MARGIN and all in. Accounts were blown and they have negative balances now. A guy with a 25k account that bought Bear, got margin called today and owes his broker most likely between 20 to 22k today. To show you how serious this is lets say a big retail broker like scottrade had just 1,000 people that blew out like this. (i know the number is probably must higher, but im using a low number just to show you how bad it is.) So say 1,000 people (out of the millions of customers/traders they have) blew out like that. Thats a 20 to 22 million dollar hit scottrade will have to take. If the number is 10,000, thats a 200+ million dollar hit in 1 day. Remember that 133 million shares were owned on friday at 30 bucks per share. That almost a 4 billion dollar hit. Sure some people were not all in and some didnt have margin, but I guarantee, there are brokers out there that are taking some serious hits and when everything clears (t+3) brokers are going to flip. As soon as this becomes news (and you know it will cause you cant hide 200 million dollar hits) i think some people are going to be pulling money out of their trading accounts. Let the panic begin.