The US markets are powered by the exploitation of short sellers and pessimistic speculators. Until the world of lay investors is informed of this reality they will continue to short stocks and buy Puts and the markets will continue to inflate on their losses. It is an enormous tragedy and conspiracy that so many ruined investors have no freedom of speech in the digital age, no forum, and are so isolated by the Fascist culture. The exploitation of small investors is the last reason for price movements in the majority of large-cap stocks and indexes. These price movements exist for the sole purpose of the exploitation of investors. Until people are barred from short selling and speculating in options or people are fully informed of the obvious and inescapable inevitability of financial and psychological loss through participation in the stock markets, the US markets will continue to inflate, continue to build corpses. US stock and index funds will continue to exploit and destroy every vulnerable investor who believes in the lie of an open, free, and equal marketplace.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.