I've been thinking about this for a while. Between all the "I wanna be a trader" threads on ET and the non stop commercials & infomercials about 123 day trading, is there a "trader bubble". The hedge fund mania, the ES retail traders that can start with little capital, and just all these new trader platforms and services, I'm just amazed to see so many more traders come into this market which is losing range, volatility & volume as the days go by. It's not like the market is roaring so why such interest? Investor money both dumb & smart is not active. Some other things I have thought about. Investors, as a group, rarely short, traders short almost all the time. Investors don't use heavy margin, traders have pretty much in the range of 4:1 to 10:1. I'm not really sure what to make of this but it could set up for some interesting scenarios. Would love to read some interesting comments.