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I think the reply is a bit harsh. AXP did file with the SEC a statement indicating that their HQ was damaged, but that their processing wasn't damaged in any way. I don't get the sense that this person is looking to profit necessarily, but is interested in the economics of this disaster.

Aside from short sellers next week(who truly are the cockroaches of the market, there will be some people who do have to make investment decisions for the long term. Do you want to hold AMR, or any airline now? How about leisure companies if you have to depend on increased travel? How about AXP's it owned or leased? Is it insured or self-insured? All very relevent questions.

It is hard to ask them now for fear of appearing "greedy" or "evil". But, at some point, they will be asked. I make no moral judgments on why a person is asking.

It's been a tough week. Lets take it easy on each other.
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