1. Right, mainly. Ridiculous spending in other areas hasn't helped.
2. Not really. If timed correctly then we would make a profit, however...
3. Supply and demand - as the Government sells then the price may decrease to a less good position
4. No. see 3.
The reasoning behind why the government chooses to sell would also have a wider impact, might be good, might be bad.
I came in like a wrecking ball. Yeah, I just closed my eyes and swung. Left me crashing in a blazing fall. All you ever did was wreck me. Yeah, you, you wreck me.