Economic downturn trends ‘reak’ havoc. There are two groups of people. Those who make use of the trends and those whose understanding of these trends is underdeveloped.
Of the second, many will have listened to the doom and gloom naysayers. People are herd animals. As a herd animal, the following of the crowd will occur. Lemings are a great example. Panic-stricken everything goes, sold off without a care of who purchases their debts, as they try to stay economically afloat.