The problem with the markets now, is that they are losing the "real" investors. They say 70% of the markets are controlled by high freq traders who buy and sell in milliseconds not knowing or caring what stocks they buy and sell....they have no interest in investing in companies who are listed on the Indices to raise capital for their operations. This is what the markets were created for, but I think at some point there will only be traders and speculators left and no investors. If it were up to me, I'd open a new stock market where people have to call in and bid, like old times...no programs to buy and sell millions of stocks a day, only real investors who want some reasonable return by loaning their money to whatever company they choose.
::: get's down from soapbox :::
A person convinced against their will is of the same opinion still.