The Thrill Ride Isn't Over

Uncertainty on Wall Street has given rise to the most volatile market in 20 years

For a few precious hours last Tuesday, you could actually tell truth from fiction. All those fish stories you'd heard in recent months, the ones about friends and office pals with multiple thousands invested in the likes of Qualcomm and JDS Uniphase--were they true? Were real people actually soaring with the highflyers the way you'd dreamed of doing yourself?

Here's your answer: if you saw those folks anywhere near lunchtime and they weren't sweating bullets, forget everything they've ever said. They're not players.

It's that simple. On a day that the dot bombs and other tech dears descended into a panicky...

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