The following commentary comes from an independent investor or market observer as part of TheStreet's guest contributor program, which is separate from the company's news coverageNEW YORK ( Zenpenny) - The former whales seem to be in a state of perpetual floundering. After great, well-publicized runs, the whales have drawn the attention of those who seek to feed off excess. At the first sign of blood, they will swarm. There is a lot of blood in the water currently and there is a lot of swarming. How much of an effect does this predatory behavior have on the markets? How much of a further dislocation in the markets can be attributed to a few great whales being stranded in shallow water while hundreds of sharks proceed to take bites of the flesh?