I know it always seems like it the SHTF is close, yet the Titans of Wall St and DC have been remarkably adept at keeping their ponzi schemes going. They can’t do it forever but it is hard to say how much longer they can. The larger question maybe whether it is an ongoing slow grind downward such as we have seen or there is a sudden jolt. Of course that is just coming at this from the perspective of the economy. There is as well the possibility of WWIII or similar calamity.