Let's see... here's where the US is as we speak: 1. Admission from Fed that we've been in a recession since Dec 2007. 2. The Fed cut interest rates AGAIN today. The target interest rate is now 0% - .25%! Can we really make money this way? 3. Evidence of deflation entering into the fray. No one believed we were in a recession, but they better be weary of the deflationary signs. 4. Banking bailout 5. Auto bailout (they'll still wind up getting something) 6. $50B ponzi scheme right under the nose of the SEC. More losses for banks. 7. Relative retail sales at its lowest in more than a generation. 8. On going military support in Iraq 9. A new afghan offensive coming 10. Double digit unemployment foretold of this week So, I ask... where do you think we'll be this time next year?