Yo Much to my surprise I am actually gaining accounts. On just the 30th of Dec I lost one smaller dollar account and gained 3 high dollar accounts in one day. Since Oct when the market took the big crash I have gain a number of new accounts. I have only lost two accounts during that time period. One to a British customer who's Pound took a big conversion loss and the other to a snowbird customer with 2 airplanes because his new neighbor claims to be an expert from NY. They will be doing their yard together until that expert finds out Florida isn't NY. Living and servicing a small retirement town our economy is heavy on retiree services and the Stock Market should be a big factor in disposable income in my area. Because of construction slow down or just plain no construction the working class are losing homes and collecting food stamps. A real situation of haves and have not's. I am in an investment club and pretty much have all my money tied up in that club which has most of their investments in several local bars. The Bar business is way down and starting to be in negative numbers. I have made a point of checking out other bar business to find them extremely slow also. While the Club has a reserve, I am preparing to reinvest to help keep our investment afloat until things turn around. But it does seem I have the reverse King Midas Touch in the fact my gold investments keep turning into pig slop.