Long term prospects?
C'mon, dude. Never forget the immortal words of [our] Lord Keynes:
"In the long run we are all dead".
Make hay while the sun shines and Bernanke's still got his job.
I have to laugh here. I guess I sound my parents did about the depression. But I got my ass handed to me in 2000. I lost about half as much as everyone I know during the last go around in 2008. This time I think I am just going to take what’s left and buy food.