The Dow has lost close to 500 points in about a week. This could be a short-term adjustment or reflect looming problems with inflation, debt, and so on. I don't know. One thing that has concerned me for awhile is that the price of gold is at record highs: http://futures.tradingcharts.com/chart/GD/M Gold is typically the thing that wealthy investors put their money into if they are concerned about the market. On the other hand, the Globe did a survey of MA CEOs, which reported that the most of them expect the economy to stay about the same. Might want to look at this, too: http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bc?s=^DJI&t=my What are your thoughts?