S&P downgrades the U.S. credit rating and predictably stocks tumble in panic selling. And now this morning stocks come back up (for now anyway). So meanwhile people make money in that gambling pit called Wall Street by the fact that those who act quick enough (and computers make this a lot easier) could buy a lot of stocks on the cheap and then reap the rewards when they came back up.
Does this seem a little suspicious?
It seems strange our whole economic health has to be tied to a gambling den where the game is rigged.