Is the collapse imminent? Looks like a new war with Syria is about to begin. QE will be ending which will raise rates and likely lower the market. True unemployment is estimated at 15%. The recovery has been said to have only benefited the top 5% of earners with the lower 95% seeing no change in lifestyle since the recession. Basic goods are way up in price. Housing prices are up while home sales are way down. Or are all the doomsayers wrong? There are a lot of them and long standing piece of market advice is not to follow the herd. Is the market now tied in so much more globally that what happens domestically is not as important? Are companies now prepared and more immune to crisis created by wars, government intervention, and a lower standard of living for the average American?