Today might be the day to remember–“Dow plunges over 300 points.”

Since past Sunday night the news was out, “Lehman filed bankruptcy. Bank of America bought Merrill. AIG seeks assistance.” As of late last night, it was confirmed that the Federal Reserve is giving $85 billion loan to AIG in exchange for a nearly 80 percent stake in the insurer. Lehman’s stock went downhill on Monday, and Merrill’s lifesaver is Bank of America.

One of my friends lost a lot of of money in stock market. Another friend who works for Merrill told me that the wall street people are going insane these days, and in her blog, she wrote, “Two years ago I was interviewing for an equity job at Lehman Brothers, the manager turned me down after 3 rounds of interview because I wrote flaky Perl scripts. I was utterly annoyed at the time. Now thinking back, if I were to take that job, I would be out on the street looking for a job today. Life takes unexpected turns, sometimes bad things happen for a reason, and some other times just when you get lucky, there could be nasty surprises.”

We never understand why bad things happen to us until one day when we realize it was all part of God’s plan. Like what my friend wrote, sometimes bad things happen for a reason. After all, God plays a fair game. No one could be a winner all the time, and no one is a loser. You gain something and you lose something else… it’s all about opportunity cost and how you perceive things.

NOTE: The volatility index is 33.86 right now, and I pulled the trigger just now. 现金都换成股票了. God bless…

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