I've been reading my various investment news letters. Some people are now saying that the bottom has not truly fallen out of the markets. They say that once the "stimulus" package is unleashed the devaluation of currency - combined with other worldwide devaluations by first world nations such as Germany, Iceland, Ireland etc. will cause markets to drop in a never before seen fashion. The prediction is up to a 2,000 point drop in the dow jones. In the past year or so the total value of all the assets of the entire planet has contracted by two thirds. If there is a major drop in stock prices hard goods of any type will soar in value. Stockpiling just about anything will become a win win situation. At this point stocks in companies that produce tangible goods or that hold tangible physical assets will be wildly undervalued. The breakout value of these companies will be much higher than their stock values. A prime buying situation for those who have the buying power. Keep buying gold and silver folks. Stay out of stocks in the near term. The worst is yet to come.