If there's some nefarious conspiracy going on here it's in plain sight. Roger's has known about it AND TOLD THE PUBLIC that he had shorted US investment banks for well OVER ONE YEAR! So much for a surprise attack by the dark forces. http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601109&sid=a2Rnaf9tZJbA&refer=home Aug. 3 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. subprime-market rout that wiped out $2.1 trillion from global share values last week has ``got a long way to go,'' said Jim Rogers, who predicted the start of the commodities rally in 1999. This week's rebound in equity markets hasn't persuaded Rogers, 64, to pull out of bets that U.S. investment banks and homebuilders are heading for further declines.