U.S. stocks opened sharply lower Monday, following the lead of plummeting Asian and European markets the day after Standard & Poor’s lowered the United States' credit rating from AAA to AA+.
Whenever stocks fall, you can guarantee it will show on a stockbroker’s face. (There is even a Tumblr blog that chronicles brokers with hands on their faces. It’s hard to tell whether it’s funny or sad.)
As markets fell Monday, the faces stockbroker’s made did not bode well for our future: