The SEC slapped Goldman Sachs' hand with a $550 million dollar settlement on a fraud charges, that it misled investors about collateralized debt obligations re subprime mortgages.
You have to understand, that is chump change to GS-- their BONUS money pool was TRIMMED to $16 BILLION last year.
The average bonus $ @ SC is $500,000.
With a $45 billion dollar profit margin in 2009, the $550 million is 1.2% of their income.
POP QUIZ: Who do you think will take that financial hit?
Look for the answer in your 401K quarterly report.