In a perfect world, there would be flashing lights and sirens.
But the world of finance is a long way from perfect.
And actions taken by the government that trigger significant weakness in the market often come from left field, and in the process regular investors are harmed.
"How great would it have been if Ben Bernanke in one of his myriad speeches had simply said 'you know what, those who are reaching for yield are going to get stung.'
But he didn't.
Therefore individual investors who used hard-earned savings to buy and hold dividend yielding stocks because return was nowhere else to be found – got burned as greedy Wall Street pros bid those stocks to unsustainable levels.
What a shame.