Just wondering if the last weeks activities in the market has burnt any of the 'active' investors in these forums so much that they've decided to leave the dark side of the force and start considering a passive investment strategy? Read this comment in The Age on Wednesday: 'It's like a funeral in here, it's like we've all gone blind, you don't know what's coming. Until we see New York, all we can do is sell'. Ken Masusda - Shinko Securities Equities Dealer, Tokyo. And people trust this guy with their money. Insight (member) put it best in a recent thread: ..."I've been struggling with active trading for three years now. The single most amazing thing I have discovered is how difficult consistent alpha creation is and how few understand that. It's not even a debate in my opinion, go an 80/20 core satelite or just 100% indexed and enjoy your life, it's already too short"... Amen to that.